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Sadi, Özlem; Lee, Min-Hsien – Journal of Biological Education, 2018
The purpose of this study is to compare the conceptions of learning biology (COLB) of Taiwanese and Turkish high school students. In addition, it was investigated whether there is a gender difference in students' COLB in both countries. The COLB questionnaire was implemented in both countries and students' COLB were identified. A total of 562…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Biology, High School Students, Student Attitudes
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Yu, Kuang-Chao; Lin, Kuen-Yi; Chang, Shu-Fen – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to develop a mechanical critical thinking scale for high school students. A stratified random sampling method was used to establish the norms. After pre-tests and item analysis, the scale was determined to have five subtest sections (i.e., recognition of assumptions, induction, deduction, interpretation, and…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, High School Students, Foreign Countries, Item Analysis
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Yung-Kuan, Chan; Hsieh, Ming-Yuan; Lee, Chin-Feng; Huang, Chih-Cheng; Ho, Li-Chih – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017
Under the hyper-dynamic education situation, this research, in order to comprehensively explore the interplays between Teacher Competence Demands (TCD) and Learning Organization Requests (LOR), cross-employs the data refined method of Descriptive Statistics (DS) method and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and Principal Components Analysis (PCA)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Competencies, Secondary School Teachers, High Schools
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Liang, Chaoyun; Chang, Chi-Cheng; Shu, Kuen-Ming; Tseng, Ju-Shih; Lin, Chun-Yu – Interactive Learning Environments, 2016
The purpose of the present study was to design reflective writing mechanisms in a web-based portfolio assessment system and evaluate its effects on self-regulated learning. Participants were two classes of juniors majoring in data processing and taking a course called "Website design" at a vocational high school in Taiwan. One class was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational High Schools, High School Students, Writing (Composition)
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Yang, Fang-Ying; Chang, Cheng-Chieh; Chen, Li-Ling; Chen, Yi-Chun – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
The main purpose of this study was to explore learners' beliefs about science reading and scientific epistemic beliefs, and how these beliefs were associating with their understanding of science texts. About 400 10th graders were involved in the development and validation of the Beliefs about Science Reading Inventory (BSRI). To find the effects…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Beliefs, Scientific Literacy, Reading Comprehension
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Lu, Fang-Chen; Chang, Ben – Educational Technology & Society, 2016
With the advantages of an engaged and authentic role-play game (RPG), this study aims to develop an RPG-enhanced English for specific purposes (ESP) vocabulary-acquisition framework, providing teachers and students a systematic way to incorporate RPG into ESP learning. The framework is composed of five parts: goal, three-level vocabulary sets, RPG…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Educational Games, English for Special Purposes, Second Language Learning
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Liou, Pey-Yan – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2015
Background: The nature of technology has been rarely discussed despite the fact that technology plays an essential role in modern society. It is important to discuss students' concepts of the nature of technology, and further to advance their technological literacy and adaptation to modern society. There is a need to assess high school students'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology, Student Attitudes, Knowledge Level
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Liou, Pey-Yan; Kuo, Pei-Jung – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2014
Background: Few studies have examined students' attitudinal perceptions of technology. There is no appropriate instrument to measure senior high school students' motivation and self-regulation toward technology learning among the current existing instruments in the field of technology education. Purpose: The present study is to validate an…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, High School Students, Technology Education, Measures (Individuals)
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Chang, Chi-Cheng; Tseng, Kuo-Hung; Liang, Chaoyun; Yan, Chi-Fang – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2013
Mobile learning aims to utilise communication devices such as mobile devices and wireless connection in combination with e-learning systems, allowing learners to experience convenient, instant and suitable learning at unrestricted time and place. Participants were 125 Taiwanese senior high school students, whose continuance intention was examined…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Handheld Devices, Electronic Learning
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Lu, Chia-Chen; Luh, Ding-Bang – Creativity Research Journal, 2012
Although previous studies have attempted to use different experiences of raters to rate product creativity by adopting the Consensus Assessment Method (CAT) approach, the validity of replacing CAT with another measurement tool has not been adequately tested. This study aimed to compare raters with different levels of experience (expert ves.…
Descriptors: Creativity, Interrater Reliability, Construct Validity, Comparative Analysis