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April 12, 2010 | History

Ibrahim A. Halloun

Education
Ph.D. Physics/Education, Arizona State University, May 1984.
CAPES (Master’s). Physics, Lebanese University, July 1979.

Professional Experience
2006-… Senior Educational Researcher and Consultant / Curriculum Development, Assessment and Evaluation. Educational Research Centre.
1984-… Professor of physics and education, Lebanese University.
Tenured since 1988. Promoted from Assistant to Associate Professor in 1987, and to the rank of Full Professor in 2005. He chaired, and served on, many university boards, including the administrative board of the Center for Educational Research and Studies. 1984-2006 Joint appointments at many institutions in Lebanon and abroad, including American University of Beirut (1988-1993), Arizona State University (1993-2000, 2004-2006), and UNESCO-Paris (1997-2002).
All appointments abroad were research-related, especially in USA where he worked on many NSF-sponsored projects. Throughout his career, Prof. Halloun was, and still is, involved in curriculum reform and development in many American, African and Arab countries.

Research
Modeling Theory.
A pedagogical theory for science education grounded in the philosophy of science and cognitive research. Curriculum framework and development.
Authentic Assessment Framework.
A generic framework for integrating authentic, insightful assessment with learning and instruction, so as to promote meaningful and equitable learning. Development of numerous standardized instruments, and of the Contrasting Alternatives rating scale.
Teacher training programs.

Publications
Tens of English, French and Arabic publications (books and journal articles) in research fields mentioned above.
Tens of conference papers, mostly plenary papers, presented worldwide in regional and international conferences.

Academic Memberships
Member of many scientific and educational organizations, and of the editorial/review board of respective journals.
Founded in 1986 the Lebanese Intellectuals Association, and edited its publications.
Founded in 1988 the Lebanese Association of Science and Mathematics Teachers, and the respective Lebanese Journal of Science and Mathematics Education.

Recognitions
Recognized by many renowned scholars worldwide as “pioneering”, "landmark", “ground-breaking”, “leading” and “setting standards” in his research.
A special issue of Science & Education appeared on Modeling in 2007.
Most Memorable articles of the American Journal of Physics.
Amongst most cited in science education literature, and the most cited in physics education literature, according to the Science Citation Index.
Hundreds of dissertations, theses and articles have been written about his work worldwide.
His standardized instruments are translated to numerous languages and used worldwide for ascertaining learning, instruction and curricula.
Cited in thousands of websites worldwide.
Received numerous research grants and educational awards.
Biography in Who’s Who in the World, and similar biographical encyclopedia.

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