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Hong, Huang-Yao; Chai, Ching Sing; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2015
This study investigates whether engaging college students (n = 42) in a knowledge building environment would help them work as a community to construct their collective knowledge of history of science and, accordingly, develop a more informed scientific view. The study adopted mixed-method analyses and data mainly came from surveys and student…
Descriptors: College Students, Natural Sciences, Science Instruction, Communities of Practice
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Lin, Tzu-Chiang; Liang, Jyh-Chong; Tsai, Chin-Chung – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
This study aims to explore Taiwanese university students' conceptions of learning biology as memorizing or as understanding, and their self-efficacy. To this end, two questionnaires were utilized to survey 293 Taiwanese university students with biology-related majors. A questionnaire for measuring students' conceptions of memorizing and…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Student Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Biology
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Chiu, Yen-Lin; Tsai, Chin-Chung; Liang, Jyh-Chong – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2015
The purposes of this study were to investigate the measurement invariance and gender differences in the Internet-specific epistemic beliefs between male and female undergraduates. A total of 735 university students in Taiwan were surveyed using the Internet-specific epistemic beliefs questionnaire (ISEQ). By conducting structural equation modeling…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Internet, Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students
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Dong, Yan; Liang, Jyh-Chong; Yu, Yue-Yue; Wu, Jui-Chi; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Interactive Learning Environments, 2015
The main purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between Chinese higher education students' epistemic beliefs and their judgmental standards of searching for literature online. Data were collected from 449 higher education students (152 college students and 297 graduate students) in Beijing via two self-reported questionnaires: one…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Student Attitudes
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Tsai, Meng-Jung; Liang, Jyh-Chong; Hou, Huei-Tse; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2015
This study examined the gender difference in students' perceived discussion strategies in face-to-face and online asynchronous contexts. A survey of 363 university students and follow-up interviews of 20 participants was conducted to examine any gender differences within each context and between the two contexts. The Discussion Strategies Scale…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Computer Mediated Communication, Group Discussion
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Chai, Ching Sing; Deng, Feng; Tsai, Pei-Shan; Koh, Joyce Hwee; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2015
This study attempts to design a survey to assess students' perceptions of twenty-first-century learning practices in their classrooms and the resulting knowledge creation self-efficacy among the students. In addition, it also explores the relationships among the various dimensions of twenty-first-century learning practices. Four hundred and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Primary Education, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes
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Koh, Joyce Hwee Ling; Chai, Ching Sing; Hong, Huang-Yao; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
This study investigates 201 Singaporean teachers' perceptions of their technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK), lesson design practices, and design dispositions through a survey instrument. Investigation of these constructs reveal important variables influencing teachers' perceptions of TPACK which have not yet been explored. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Lin, Tzung-Jin; Liang, Jyh-Chong; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Research in Science Education, 2015
The main purposes of this study were to identify Taiwanese university students' physics learning profiles in terms of their critical conceptions of learning physics and to compare their physics learning self-efficacy with the different learning profiles. A total of 250 Taiwanese undergraduates who were majoring in physics participated in this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, College Science, Physics
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Weng, Cathy; Tsai, Chin-Chung; Weng, Apollo – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2015
Drawing from the social influence theory and acknowledging that the others' support within the work context affects employees' learning, values, and behaviours, an alternative framework was proposed to explain employees' learning satisfaction and future intention to participate in e-training programs in the current study. 578 survey data collected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Social Support Groups, Learning Motivation
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Lu, Chun; Tsai, Chin-Chung; Wu, Di – Educational Technology & Society, 2015
With the ever-deepening economic reform and international trend of ICT application in education, the Chinese government is strengthening its basic education curriculum reform and actively facilitating the application of ICT in education. Given the achievement gap of ICT infrastructure and its application in middle and primary schools between urban…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Middle Schools
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Wang, Ya-Ling; Tsai, Chin-Chung; Wei, Shih-Hsuan – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
This study aimed to investigate the factors accounting for science teaching self-efficacy and to examine the relationships among Taiwanese teachers' science teaching self-efficacy, teaching and learning conceptions, technological--pedagogical content knowledge for the Internet (TPACK-I), and attitudes toward Internet-based instruction (Attitudes)…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy
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Dong, Yan; Chai, Ching Sing; Sang, Guo-Yuan; Koh, Joyce Hwee Ling; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Educational Technology & Society, 2015
This research surveyed three hundred and ninety pre-service and three hundred and ninety four in-service teachers with regards to the seven factors of technological pedagogical content knowledge, their beliefs about constructivist oriented teaching (CB) and design disposition (DD). Both exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses showed that the…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Preservice Teachers, Teachers
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Liang, Jyh-Chong; Su, Yi-Ching; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2015
The aim of this study was to explore Taiwanese college students' conceptions of and approaches to learning computer science and then explore the relationships between the two. Two surveys, Conceptions of Learning Computer Science (COLCS) and Approaches to Learning Computer Science (ALCS), were administered to 421 college students majoring in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Computer Science
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Hsin, Ching-Ting; Li, Ming-Chaun; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Educational Technology & Society, 2014
This study aimed to conduct a systematic literature review on empirical studies of how technologies influence young children's learning. Eighty-seven articles published between 2003 and 2013 were identified through the Web of Science database. We employed content analysis to identify the research trends of this topic. "Technology…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Educational Technology, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Wang, Hung-Yuan; Duh, Henry Been-Lirn; Li, Nai; Lin, Tzung-Jin; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2014
The purpose of this study is to investigate and compare students' collaborative inquiry learning behaviors and their behavior patterns in an augmented reality (AR) simulation system and a traditional 2D simulation system. Their inquiry and discussion processes were analyzed by content analysis and lag sequential analysis (LSA). Forty…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Inquiry, Student Behavior, Simulated Environment
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