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Wang, Ya-Ling; Tsai, Chin-Chung; Wei, Shih-Hsuan – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
This study aimed to investigate the factors accounting for science teaching self-efficacy and to examine the relationships among Taiwanese teachers' science teaching self-efficacy, teaching and learning conceptions, technological--pedagogical content knowledge for the Internet (TPACK-I), and attitudes toward Internet-based instruction (Attitudes)…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy
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Kao, Chia-Pin; Tsai, Chin-Chung; Shih, Meilun – Educational Technology & Society, 2014
The major purpose of this study was to develop a survey to measure elementary school teachers' self-efficacy for web-based professional development. Based on interviews with eight elementary school teachers, three scales of web-based professional development self-efficacy (WPDSE) were formed, namely, general self-efficacy (measuring teachers'…
Descriptors: Surveys, Test Construction, Self Efficacy, Teacher Attitudes
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Kao, Chia-Pin; Wu, Ying-Tien; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2011
This study was conducted to explore the relationships between teachers' motivation toward web-based professional development, Internet self-efficacy, and beliefs about web-based learning. By gathering questionnaire data from 484 elementary school teachers, this study indicated that the teachers' Internet self-efficacy and behavioral beliefs about…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Web Based Instruction, Elementary School Teachers, Internet
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Lee, Min-Hsien; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2010
Research in the area of educational technology has claimed that Web technology has driven online pedagogy such that teachers need to know how to use Web technology to assist their teaching. This study provides a framework for understanding teachers' Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge-Web (TPCK-W), while integrating Web technology into…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology
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Kao, Chia-Pin; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Computers & Education, 2009
This study was conducted to explore the relationships between teachers' Internet self-efficacy, beliefs about web-based learning and attitudes toward web-based professional development. The sample of this study included 421 teachers, coming from 20 elementary schools in Taiwan. The three instruments used to assess teachers' Internet self-efficacy…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Web Based Instruction, Foreign Countries, Internet
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Chen, Ying-Chih; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2009
This study implemented an online peer assessment activity to help 52 Taiwanese in-service science and mathematics teachers to develop research proposals in an educational research course. The participants were divided into 16 groups, and each group was required to submit a proposal via three rounds of online peer-assessment activity. This study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peer Evaluation, Internet, Computer Mediated Communication
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Liang, Jyh-Chong; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Educational Technology & Society, 2008
This study was conducted to explore the relationship between Internet self-efficacy and preferences toward constructivist Internet-based learning environments. The sample included 365 college students in Taiwan who all majored in early childhood care and pre-school education. Some of them were preservice pre-school teachers (n=185), and the rest…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries, Internet
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Wen, Meichun Lydia; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Teaching in Higher Education, 2008
Online or web-based peer assessment is a valuable and effective way to help the learner to examine his or her learning progress, and teachers need to be familiar with the practice before they use it in their classrooms. Therefore, the purpose of our study was to design an online peer assessment activity for 37 inservice science and mathematics…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Curriculum, Education Courses, Peer Evaluation, Research Methodology
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Lee, Min-Hsien; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Educational Studies, 2005
This paper explores high school students' and teachers' preferences towards constructivist Internet-based learning environments. The study proposes a framework, including two dimensions and five aspects, to illustrate the features of the Internet-based learning environments. Based upon this framework, the "Constructivist Internet-based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Constructivism (Learning), Teaching Methods