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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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Shih, Ying-Chun – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
The effects of extensive reading on EFL context have been examined with a variety of studies. This study examined the impact of extensive reading on reading proficiency while the participants were taught reading strategies. Furthermore, this study explored whether there were any differences between intervention and control groups on the reading…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Majors (Students), English (Second Language), Intervention
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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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Chen, Alvin Cheng-Hsien – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2014
The present study aims to investigate how conceptual symmetry plays a role in the use of spatial particles in English and to further examine its pedagogical implications via a corpus-based evaluation of the course books in senior high schools in Taiwan. More specifically, we adopt a quantitative corpus-based approach to investigate whether bipolar…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Computational Linguistics, Correlation, Language Usage
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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
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Jou, Min; Hung, Chen-Kang; Lai, Shih-Hung – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2014
Universities in Taiwan can be divided into two major categories of comprehensive universities and technological universities. Students studying engineering majors in comprehensive universities are often recruited from academic high schools while those in technological universities tend to be recruited from vocational high schools. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, High School Students, Vocational Education
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Wu, Chia-Jung; Chen, Gwo-Dong; Huang, Chi-Wen – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2014
EFL learners in Taiwan have a low-level communication ability because many learners are still not provided opportunities to use language for genuine communication in classrooms and receive insufficient language input due to the environment. This study examines the use of digital board game language learning set in a task-collaborative platform,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Educational Games
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Lou, Shi-Jer; Tsai, Huei-Yin; Tseng, Kuo-Hung; Shih, Ru-Chu – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2014
This study aims to explore the application of STEM-I (STEM-Imagination) project-based learning activities and its effects on the effectiveness, processes, and characteristics of STEM integrative knowledge learning and imagination development for female high school students. A total of 72 female high school students were divided into 18 teams.…
Descriptors: Females, High School Students, STEM Education, Student Projects
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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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Chen, Chih-Ming; Chang, Chia-Cheng – Interactive Learning Environments, 2014
Many studies have identified web-based cooperative learning as an increasingly popular educational paradigm with potential to increase learner satisfaction and interactions. However, peer-to-peer interaction often suffers barriers owing to a failure to explore useful social interaction information in web-based cooperative learning environments.…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Cooperative Learning, Problem Based Learning, Web Based Instruction
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Chang, Chi-Cheng; Shu, Kuen-Ming; Liang, Chaoyun; Tseng, Ju-Shih; Hsu, Yu-Sheng – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2014
The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of blended e-learning on electrical machinery performance (achievement test and self-assessment). Participants were two classes of 11th graders majoring in electrical engineering and taking the electrical machinery class at a vocational high school in Taiwan. The participants were randomly…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Electronic Learning, Achievement Tests, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
Lin, Ching-Hui – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of financial aid policies on student persistence between the first and second year at a private four-year postsecondary institution in Taiwan. A two-phase sequential research design was employed with priority was given to the quantitative data--structural equation modeling (SEM). While the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Financial Aid, Academic Persistence, College Students
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Liu, Yi-hui; Lou, Shi-jer; Shih, Ru-chu – South African Journal of Education, 2014
This study employed social cognitive theory and social cognitive career theory (SCCT) as foundations to explore the influence of high school students' beliefs about female gender roles and female engineer role models on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) self-efficacy and professional commitment to engineering. A total of 88…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Self Efficacy, Student Projects, Questionnaires
Hsu, Hsiao-hui; Chang, Yu-ying – Online Submission, 2013
The increasing online access to courses, programs, and information has shifted the control and responsibility of learning process from instructors to learners. Learners' perceptions of and attitudes toward e-learning constitute a critical factor to the success of such system. The purpose of this study is to take TAM (technology acceptance model)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Source Technology, Integrated Learning Systems, Computer Software Evaluation
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