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Li, Chen-Hong; Wu, Min-Hua; Lin, Wen-Ling – International Journal of Listening, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of prelistening activities, particularly interactive brainstorming advance organizers that used a "Think-Pair-Share" structure, on the listening comprehension performance of L2 junior high school students. The term advance organizer is defined as a teaching activity that helps build or…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Prior Learning, Brainstorming
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Ke, I-Chung – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2019
A previous study (Ke, I. 2012. From EFL to English as an international and scientific language: analysing Taiwan's high-school English textbooks in the period 1952-2009. "Language, Culture and Curriculum," 25(2), 173-187) on the trend of English textbooks in Taiwanese high schools showed that the proportion of the lessons embedded in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Tests, Global Approach
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Chang, Ben; Lu, Fang-Chen – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2018
Social media can benefit English as a foreign language (EFL) learning, but learners need a deliberate approach to pursue deeper learning. To this end, the aim of this study was to design a prewriting activity using a mobile-based concept map to assess participants' writing performance in different aspects of writing. The designed prewriting…
Descriptors: Social Media, Prewriting, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Hsu, Hsiao-Ping; Tsai, Bor-Wen; Chen, Che-Ming – Journal of Geography, 2018
Teaching high-school geomorphological concepts and topographic map reading entails many challenges. This research reports the applicability and effectiveness of Google Earth in teaching topographic map skills and geomorphological concepts, by a single teacher, in a one-computer classroom. Compared to learning via a conventional instructional…
Descriptors: Maps, Map Skills, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education
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Wang, Yi-Hsuan – Educational Technology & Society, 2017
The purpose of the present study was to examine the effects of integrating a cloud-based cross-device interactive response system (CCIRS) on enhancing students' classical Chinese learning. The system is a cloud-based IRS system which provides instructors and learners with an environment in which to achieve immediate interactive learning and…
Descriptors: Internet, Information Storage, Audience Response Systems, Technology Uses in Education
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Chao, Jen Yi; Tzeng, Pei Wen; Po, Hsin Yu – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017
This research is a qualitative case research. The objects were eight senior high students taking information application program in Nan Oau Aboriginal Key Senior high school in Taiwan. The study was aim to design a project-based e-book making course for Nan Oau Aboriginal Key Senior high school by studying the Atayal handicraft art curriculums.…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, High School Students, Foreign Countries, Books
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Cheng, Chu-Yu; Ou, Yang-Kun; Kin, Ching-Lung – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017
A visual representation involves delivering messages through visually communicated images. The study assumed that semantic recognition can affect visual interpretation ability, and the result showed that students graduating from a general high school achieve satisfactory results in semantic recognition and image interpretation tasks than students…
Descriptors: Chinese, Semantics, Language Processing, Teaching Methods
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Lou, Shi-Jer; Chou, Yung-Chieh; Shih, Ru-Chu; Chung, Chih-Chao – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017
This study mainly aimed to explore the effects of project-based learning (PBL) integrated into science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) activities and to analyze the creativity displayed by junior high school students while performing these activities. With a quasi-experimental design, 60 ninth-grade students from a junior high…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Student Projects, Teaching Methods, Junior High School Students
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Hsieh, Wen-Min; Tsai, Chin-Chung – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
This cross-sectional study explored students' conceptions of science learning via drawing analysis. A total of 906 Taiwanese students in 4th, 6th, 8th, 10th, and 12th grade were asked to use drawing to illustrate how they conceptualise science learning. Students' drawings were analysed using a coding checklist to determine the presence or absence…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Case Studies, Positive Attitudes
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Lin, Yu-Ren; Hung, Cheng-Yu; Hung, Jeng-Fung – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
This study investigated two science teachers' meta-strategic knowledge (MSK) of argumentation teaching by applying the repertory grid technique (RGT). One teacher was a novice, while the other was experienced in teaching argumentation. Using the RGT, we elicited the objectives and strategies of the two teachers regarding their argumentation…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Persuasive Discourse, Beginning Teachers
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Hsu, Ting-Chia; Hwang, Gwo-Jen – Educational Technology & Society, 2017
Programming concepts are important and challenging to novices who are beginning to study computer programming skills. In addition to the textbook content, students usually learn the concepts of programming from the web; however, it could be difficult for novice learners to effectively derive helpful information from such non-structured open…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Teaching Methods, Computer Science Education, Information Sources
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Chang, C.-S.; Millett, Sonia – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2017
This study compared the reading speed, comprehension and perceptions of two groups of English as a foreign language (EFL) learners. Each group addressed one of two types of narrow reading: same genre and same title. The same genre texts were three graded readers in the "Sherlock Holmes" series, and the same title texts were "The…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Reading Rate, Reading Comprehension, Student Attitudes
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Tsai, Chia-Hui; Cheng, Ching-Hsue; Yeh, Duen-Yian; Lin, Shih-Yun – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
This study applied a quasi-experimental design to investigate the influence and predictive power of learner motivation for achievement, employing a mobile game-based English learning approach. A system called the Happy English Learning System, integrating learning material into a game-based context, was constructed and installed on mobile devices…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Case Studies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Lai, Chiu-Lin; Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Liang, Jyh-Chong; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2016
Mobile technology has been increasingly applied to educational settings in the past decade. Although researchers have attempted to investigate both students' and teachers' preferences regarding mobile learning, few studies have investigated the differences between the two, an understanding of which is important for developing effective mobile…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Secondary School Teachers, High School Students, Structural Equation Models
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Wang, Hsiu-Ying; Huang, Iwen; Hwang, Gwo-Jen – Educational Technology & Society, 2016
Concept mapping has been widely used in various fields to facilitate students' organization of knowledge. Previous studies have, however, pointed out that it is difficult for students to construct concept maps from the abundant searched data without appropriate scaffolding. Thus, researchers have suggested that students could produce high quality…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Climate, High School Students
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