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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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Chang, Cheng-Chieh; Yeh, Ting-Kuang; Shih, Chang-Ming – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
It generally is accepted that concept mapping has a noticeable impact on learning. But literatures show the use of concept mapping is not benefit all learners. The present study explored the effects of incorporating computer-based concept mapping in physics instruction. A total of 61 9th-grade students participated in this study. By using a…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Physics, Science Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Lin, Yu-Tzu; Chang, Chia-Hu; Hou, Huei-Tse; Wu, Ke-Chou – Interactive Learning Environments, 2016
This study investigated the effectiveness of using Google Docs in collaborative concept mapping (CCM) by comparing it with a paper-and-pencil approach. A quasi-experimental study was conducted in a physics course. The control group drew concept maps using the paper-and-pencil method and face-to-face discussion, whereas the experimental group…
Descriptors: Internet, Search Engines, Concept Mapping, Cooperative Learning
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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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Chang, Hsin-Yi; Hsu, Ying-Shao; Wu, Hsin-Kai – Interactive Learning Environments, 2016
We investigated the impact of an augmented reality (AR) versus interactive simulation (IS) activity incorporated in a computer learning environment to facilitate students' learning of a socio-scientific issue (SSI) on nuclear power plants and radiation pollution. We employed a quasi-experimental research design. Two classes (a total of 45…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Simulation, Computer Uses in Education, Science and Society
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Huang, Shu-Hsiu – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
English education in Taiwan has experienced a number of modifications over the past decade. The Ministry of Education (MOE) has initiated several reforms since 1994 with a purpose of changing the pedagogy, focusing on grammar-translation, to a more communicative one aim at cultivating learners of greater communication proficiency for the demands…
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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Chang, Yulin; Li, Bei-Di; Chen, Hsueh-Chih; Chiu, Fa-Chung – Educational Psychology, 2015
The relationship lying between critical thinking and creative thinking is opposite or complementary, results of previous relevant researches have not yet concluded. However, most of researches put the effort to compare the respective effect of the thinking methods, either the teaching of creative thinking or that of critical thinking. Less of them…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking, Integrated Activities
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Cheng, Meng-Fei; Lin, Jang-Long – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
Understanding the nature of models and engaging in modeling practice have been emphasized in science education. However, few studies discuss the relationships between students' views of scientific models and their ability to develop those models. Hence, this study explores the relationship between students' views of scientific models and their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Models, Student Attitudes, Science Achievement
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Huang, Kun; Chen, Ching-Huei; Wu, Wen-Shiuan; Chen, Wei-Yu – Educational Technology & Society, 2015
This study investigated how question prompts and feedback influenced knowledge acquisition and cognitive load when learning Newtonian mechanics within a web-based multimedia module. Participants were one hundred eighteen 9th grade students who were randomly assigned to one of four experimental conditions, forming a 2 x 2 factorial design with the…
Descriptors: Prompting, Feedback (Response), Cues, Science Instruction
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Asamsama, Octaviana Hemmy; Huang, Leesa; Nelson, R. Brett; Chen, Cin-Ru; Huang, Lily; Kwon, Kyongboon; Kodama, Naoko – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2014
Relative to positive psychology, a focus on increasing psychological well-being has been recently supported. Positive psychology is the study of influences and processes that contribute to the successful and optimal functioning of individuals. Nurturing and encouraging wellness competencies creates a buffer against mental illness and fosters…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Mental Health, Wellness
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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