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ERIC Number: EJ1141692
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1305-8223
Web-Searching to Learn: The Role of Internet Self-Efficacy in Pre-School Educators' Conceptions and Approaches
Kao, Chia-Pin; Chien, Hui-Min
EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, v13 n6 p2039-2056 Jun 2017
This study was conducted to explore the relationships between pre-school educators' conceptions of and approaches to learning by web-searching through Internet Self-efficacy. Based on data from 242 pre-school educators who had prior experience of participating in web-searching in Taiwan for path analyses, it was found in this study that conceptions of learning by web-searching play a major role in approaches to learning without Internet Self-efficacy (ISE). The results indicated that preschool educators' Internet self-efficacy was the significant moderator of their conceptions of and approaches to learning by web searching. Thus, this result suggests that improving preschool educators' ability to use the Internet as well as their use of relevant web-based tools may increase their approaches to learning by web-searching, which may in turn strengthen their learning performances in Internet-based environments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan
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