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Wen, Cai-Ting; Chang, Chia-Jung; Chang, Ming-Hua; Fan Chiang, Shih-Hsun; Liu, Chen-Chung; Hwang, Fu-Kwun; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2018
This study investigated students' modeling progress and strategies in a problem-solving simulation game through content analysis, and through supervised and unsupervised lag sequential analysis (LSA). Multiple data sources, including self-report models and activity logs, were collected from 25 senior high school students. The results of the…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Simulation, Problem Solving, Models
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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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Deng, Feng; Chai, Ching Sing; Tsai, Chin-Chung; Lee, Min-Hsien – Educational Technology & Society, 2014
This study aimed to investigate the relationships among practicing teachers' epistemic beliefs, pedagogical beliefs and their beliefs about the use of ICT through survey methodology. Participants were 396 high school practicing teachers from mainland China. The path analysis results analyzed via structural equation modelling technique indicated…
Descriptors: Correlation, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Lin, Tzung-Jin; Deng, Feng; Chai, Ching Sing; Tsai, Chin-Chung – International Journal of Educational Development, 2013
This study explored the differences in high school students' scientific epistemological beliefs (SEBs), motivation in learning science (MLS), and the different relationships between them in Taiwan and China. 310 Taiwanese and 302 Chinese high school students' SEBs and MLS were assessed quantitatively. Taiwanese students generally were more prone…
Descriptors: High Schools, Asian Culture, Learning Motivation, Foreign Countries
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Wu, Ying-Tien; Tsai, Chin-Chung – International Journal of Science Education, 2011
This study investigated the relationship among 68 high school students' scientific epistemological beliefs (SEBs), cognitive structures regarding nuclear power usage, and their informal reasoning regarding this issue. Moreover, the ability of students' SEBs as well as their cognitive structures for predicting their informal reasoning regarding…
Descriptors: Cognitive Structures, Nuclear Energy, Cognitive Processes, High School Students
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Lee, Min-Hsien; Johanson, Robert E.; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Science Education, 2008
Previous research has established a close link between students' conceptions of learning and approaches to learning. Until recently, only a few quantitative studies have investigated the relationship between high school students' conceptions of learning science and the approaches they adopt to learning science. This study sought to address this…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Student Attitudes, Structural Equation Models, Questionnaires