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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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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