The ECT Lecture Series hosted Dr. Gavriel Salomon on September 25, 2009.
Salomon is an educational psychologist best known to us in ECT as a renowned scholar who, for more than three decades, conducted research on cognition and instruction, in particular the cognitive effects of media's symbol systems.
Since the late 1960s, Salomon has made a major contribution to our understanding of the interactions between media, cognition, and learning and, more generally, the use of media in education. His 1979 book Interaction of Media, Cognition, and Learning is a classic in our field.
Salomon is currently Director of the Center for Research on Peace Education at Haifa University, where he served as dean of the Faculty of education from 1993 to 1998. With this shift in the focus of his scholarship, he has edited (with Baruch Nevo) Peace Education: The Concept, Principles, and Practices Around the World (2002) and authored Does Peace Education Make a Difference in the Context of an Intractable Conflict? (2003) and Handbook on Peace Education (2009). Editors David C. Berliner and Haggai Kupermintz include Baruch Nevo's biography of Salomon, "A mid-life biography of a relentless scientist, " in their 2008 book, Fostering Change in Institutions, Environments, and People: A festschrift in Honor of Gavriel Salomon.