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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, Eric S.; Lu, Yu-Lung – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
This paper takes advantage of the Taiwan Assessment of Student Achievement data set to empirically evaluate whether the test score differentials between pupils with immigrant and native mothers are substantial across subjects, grades and years. Our results show that there exist test score differentials between the two groups after controlling for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Immigrants, Mothers
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Tsai, Chun-Yen – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
The scientific competencies advocated by the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) focus on the abilities needed in students' adult lives. This study investigated how such scientific competencies could be improved by using online argumentation. One hundred and thirty-eight 8th grade high school students took part in the study, with…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Scores, Science Tests, Achievement Tests
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Liu, Hui-ju; Chen, Chien-wei – English Language Teaching, 2015
This study aimed to investigate EFL learner language anxiety and learning motivation of high school students. Subjects included 155 students from the same private senior high school in central Taiwan, 60 in academic track and 95 in vocational track. The majority of the participants started taking English lessons either before entering elementary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Vocational Education, Track System (Education)
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Chang, Yu-Liang; Huang, Yu-I – International Education Studies, 2014
The intention of this study was to improve the learning deficiency in algebraic learning and to enhance Taiwanese middle students' learning achievement and interest in algebra. By using a grade skipping experimental design, the research team intended to find out an effective way to benefit these students' leaning in abstract algebraic concepts.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Algebra, Mathematics Instruction, Middle School Students
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Chen, Mei-Ling – English Language Teaching, 2014
The purpose of the study was to investigate language learning strategies used by English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners at different educational levels and explored the influence of age on the use of language learning strategies. A total of 1,023 students participated in the study. Out of the participants, there were 250 primary students…
Descriptors: Age Differences, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Learning Strategies