Irit is a post-doctoral researcher at the School of Education in the Hebrew University. Her research explores the fostering of teacher- led discussion within a small group, from both student and teacher perspectives. In the context of my research she created an intervention program in schools geared to improve classroom discourse within small teacher- led groups.
Her fields of interest include the pedagogy of leading discourse and discussion in small groups and in classroom settings, teacher professional development, teacher-mentor discourse, cognitive, social and emotional aspects of discourse, listening skills and skills of dialogue and argumentation.
She has written several articles in which she presents a combination of theory and practice concerning the fostering of discussion in small groups of school learners.
She has taught at colleges of teacher education and served as a regional elementary school advisory teacher for Israel’s Ministry of Education.