Our research explores how children comprehend texts. Using sacred texts as a case study, we investigate what children do when they read and discuss sacred texts, how they talk about them with their teachers and classmates, and what interpretations they offer.
Sacred texts have been studied across millennia in almost every context imaginable. Therefore, they offer unique opportunities to explore how people, starting from a young age, read closely. Our research generates insights not only for educators who teach sacred texts, but also for the broader community of literacy educators.
News and Updates
In SCRoLL Lab's first inaugural year, we embarked on teacher-research in a remote classroom. Learn about our findings for the broader educational world in our article in The Reading Teacher journal - July 20, 2022.
Professor Ziva Hassenfeld discusses research conducted by SCRoLL Lab on Online Jewish Education on the NRJE podcast, Opening Doors, with Josh Krug and Sara Wolkenfeld - June 7, 2022.
Professor Ziva Hassenfeld discusses research conducted by SCRoLL Lab on Online Jewish Education on Prizmah's podcast, Research Corner, with Elliot Rabin and veteran educators Aviv Matzkin and Michal Bessler - November 17, 2021.