Born in Kibutz Lehavot Habashan , Israel, in 1956.
Address: 3 Mevo Hadass St., M. Zion 90805, Israel.
Married since 1985 + 2 children
Telephone: +972-2-5345107, +972-50-7499271
From 2004 - Studies toward a PhD degree in Education. Thesis deals with training teachers to work with ICT and argumentation (ongoing under the supervision of Prof. B. Schwarz).
1998-2002 - M.A. (Cum Laude) in Education – emphasis on curriculum for teaching argumentation in classroom, at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem,
1981-86 - B.A. in Archeology and Biology, at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
1984-87 - Teaching certificate in Literature and Geography
2002- The Hebrew University of Jerusalem – Director of the Kishurim Group at the School of Education and project manager of EU projects dealing with the development of ICT tools for synchronous discussions. Currently managing two EU projects which the group coordinates and a leading participant in another IP project. Names of EC projects coordinated: DUNES, Argunaut, Escalate; participation in the KP-Lab project as coordinator of the teacher training work package
1997 – The Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Establishing and developing the Kishurim Group with the purpose of developing new ways of teaching with ICT in secondary and elementary schools. The Group specializes in the combination of research, development and implementation of new ways of teaching in face-to-face and e-learning modes. The Group combines researchers, developers and in-service teachers. The main focus of the groups' work is argumentation in various domains.
1996-2001 – The Ministry of Education – The department for the development of new curricula. Emphasis on the development of two programs for the development of: (1) a multimedia database in geography and (2) a curriculum for the implementation of Microsoft tools in the classroom.
1987-1998 – Teacher at Givat Gonen school – Jerusalem – for junior and high school students in the domains of literature, geography, ecology (special program using computers that combines e-learning with specialist), and special program about the history and archeology of Jerusalem. In a parallel fashion: Development of a special learning center that emphasizes inquiry-based learning and computers in geography.
1988-1993 – The Bloomfield Science Museum – Jerusalem. In charge of the schools' curriculum at the museum, developing exhibits and activities for students and children that visit the museum.
1977-1979 – Tourist guide and biology field researcher at Mt. Sinai – Santa Katarina
1975-1977 - Military Service as a nature guide in the area of the Mt. Sinai - Santa Katarina
De-groot, R., Maldonado Granados, L, F., Landazábal Cuervo, D., P. Drachman, R. Argumentative Practices and Resilience Capabilities –A Compared Experience in Colombia and Israel, presented at the ISCAR conference, San Diego, 9-12 September, 2008
Eisenmann T., Schwarz, B. De-Groot, R. (2008) Integration of technological tools into teachers daily work, presented in ECER, Goteborg, Sweden, 8-12 September, 2008
De-Groot, R. Hoppe, U. Hever, R.(2008) Design workshops as means to involve teachers and other end-users in the process of CSCL tool development.
In International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS 2008), Utrecht, The Netherlands.
De Groot, R., Haim, Y., Riskin, L., & Eisenmann, T. (2008). The Teacher and the Student in an Online Learning Environment: A Model for Professional Development Training. In: Y. Eshet-Alkalai, A. Caspi, & N. Geri (Eds), Proceedings of the 2008 Chais Conference on Instructional Technologies Research: Learning in the technological era. Raanana: Open University Press
Hever, R., De Groot, R., de Laat, M., Harrer, A., Hoppe, U., McLaren, B. M., & Scheuer, O. (2007). Combining Structural, Process-oriented and Textual Elements to Generate Awareness Indicators for Graphical E-discussions. In: Mice, Minds, and Society – The Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) Conference 2007, ed. by Clark Chinn and Gijsbert Erkens and Sadhana Puntambekar, vol. 8, pp. 286-288, International Society of the Learning Sciences. Available online.
Hoppe, H.U., De Groot, R., & Hever, R. (2009). Implementing technology-facilitated collaboration and awareness in the classroom: Roles for teachers, educational and technology researchers. To appear in B. Schwarz, T. Dreyfus, and R. Hershkowitz (eds.), Transformation of Knoweldge in Classroom Interaction. New York, NY: Routledge.
De Groot, R., Drachman, R., Hever, R., Schwartz, B., Hoppe, U., Harrer, A., De Laat, M., Wegerif, R., McLaren, B. M., & Baurens, B. (2007). Computer Supported Moderation of E-Discussions: the ARGUNAUT Approach. In the Proceedings of the Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL)
Orad, Y. De-Groot, R. (2007) The contribution of inquiry – based argumentation in science museum to scientific literacy of students and citizens Paper presented at the “Advanced Technologies in Education 2007” conference, held in Athens, Greece, on January 26-27, 2007
De-Groot, R., & Schwarz, B. (2006). Navigating in the sea of competence: Developing tools for argumentative discussion within a community of teachers and researchers. Paper presented at the European Practice Based and Practitioners Research – (PBPR) Conference on Learning and Instruction. University of Leuven.
Schwarz, B. & De-Groot R, (in press) Breakdowns between teachers, educators and designers in elaborating new technologies as precursors of change in education to dialogic thinking. In Lund, A., Säljö,. R, Ludvigsen, S, (ed) Social practices ICT and new artifacts - transformation of social and cultural practices. In EARLI series: Advances in Learning. Pergamon , 2007
Schwarz, B. B. & De-Groot, R. (2007) Argumentation in a changing world. ijcscl 2 (2-3), pp. 297-313
Diggelen, W. van, Overdijk, M., & De Groot, R. (2005). “Say it out loud in writing”: A dialectical inquiry into the potentials and pitfalls of computer supported argumentative discussions. Interactive event at CSCL 2005. In: T. Koschmann, D.D. Suthers, and T. Chan (Eds.), The Next Ten Years: Proceedings of the International conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning. Taipei, Taiwan.
Josef Börding, Angi Voss, Jürgen Walther, Ahmet Ocakli Benoit Baurens & Reuma De-Groot (2003) argumentative discussion for collaborative learning poster in the
European CSCL, Bergen
Josef Börding, Angi Voss, Jürgen Walther, Viviane Wolff, Ahmet Ocakli, Reuma de Groot, Benoit Baurens: DUNES – Dialogic and Arbumentative Negotiation Educational Software – Technische Realisierung, in: DeLFI 2003. Die 1. e-Learning Fachtagung Informatik, Lecture Notes in Informatics (LNI) – Proceedings, Volume P-37, Bonn 2003, pp 290-298
Josef Börding, Angi Voss, Jürgen Walther, Viviane Wolff, Ahmet Ocakli, Reuma de Groot, Benoit Baurens:DUNES – Dialogic and Arbumentative Negotiation Educational Software – Technical Realization, in: International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies in Education (ICTE), Proceedings of ICTE 2002, Vol. 1, Junta de Extremadura, Badajoz 2002, pp 522-526
De Groot, R. (2002). An educational program for fostering argumentation in context. Unpublished masters thesis. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
De Groot, R. (2001). Learn how to argue for better argumentation – applying argumentative activities in classroom. Proceedings of the Euro-CSCL Conference. Maastricht (NL), 22–24 March 2001.
Schwarz, B, De-Groot, R (1999) Kishurim- an environment that helps teachers with
argumentative activities – presented as a workshop in the CSCL at Stanford, 1999.