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Wu, Ying-Tien; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Research in Science Education, 2011
Learners' ability in dealing with socio-scientific issues has been highlighted in contemporary science education. This study explored the effects of different on-line searching activities on high school students' cognitive structure outcomes and informal reasoning outcomes. By using a quasi-experimental research approach, thirty-three students…
Descriptors: Cognitive Structures, Nuclear Energy, Information Processing, High School Students
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Lee, Silvia Wen-Yu; Tsai, Chin-Chung; Wu, Ying-Tien; Tsai, Meng-Jung; Liu, Tzu-Chien; Hwang, Fu-Kwun; Lai, Chih-Hung; Liang, Jyh-Chong; Wu, Huang-Ching; Chang, Chun-Yen – International Journal of Science Education, 2011
Internet-based science learning has been advocated by many science educators for more than a decade. This review examines relevant research on this topic. Sixty-five papers are included in the review. The review consists of the following two major categories: (1) the role of demographics and learners' characteristics in Internet-based science…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Prior Learning, Motivation
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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