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Wang, Ya-Ling; Liang, Jyh-Chong; Tsai, Chin-Chung – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
Science learning self-efficacy could be regarded as a multi-factor belief which comprises different aspects such as cognitive skills, practical work, and everyday application. However, few studies have investigated the relationships among these factors that compose science learning self-efficacy. Also, culture may play an important role in…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Cross Cultural Studies, Thinking Skills, Cognitive Ability
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Lin, Tzung-Jin; Tan, Aik-Ling; Lee, Min-Hsien; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2017
Background: Researchers have indicated that assessment practices and methods should support learners' construction of meaningful understanding of knowledge. Understanding students' conceptions of assessment will enable us to construct more realistic, valid and fair assessments. Learners' conceptualization of assessment would be imperative to serve…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Student Attitudes, Grade 8, Foreign Countries
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Dong, Yan; Liang, Jyh-Chong; Yu, Yue-Yue; Wu, Jui-Chi; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Interactive Learning Environments, 2015
The main purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between Chinese higher education students' epistemic beliefs and their judgmental standards of searching for literature online. Data were collected from 449 higher education students (152 college students and 297 graduate students) in Beijing via two self-reported questionnaires: one…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Student Attitudes
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Lin, Tzung-Jin; Lee, Min-Hsien; Tsai, Chin-Chung – International Journal of Science Education, 2014
The main purpose of this study was to concurrently investigate Taiwanese high-school students' and their science teachers' conceptions of learning science (COLS) and conceptions of science assessment (COSA). A total of 1,048 Taiwanese high-school students and their 59 science teachers were invited to fill out two questionnaires assessing their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Science Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Arino de la Rubia, Leigh S.; Lin, Tzung-Jin; Tsai, Chin-Chung – International Journal of Science Education, 2014
Past studies investigating university level students' views of nature of science (NOS) were relatively few and most of them were conducted in Western countries. This paper focuses upon comparing the quantitative patterns in Western (US Caucasian and African-American) and non-Western (Taiwanese) students' views of NOS (VNOS) by adopting a survey…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Scientific Principles, Cross Cultural Studies
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Lin, Tzung-Jin; Deng, Feng; Chai, Ching Sing; Tsai, Chin-Chung – International Journal of Educational Development, 2013
This study explored the differences in high school students' scientific epistemological beliefs (SEBs), motivation in learning science (MLS), and the different relationships between them in Taiwan and China. 310 Taiwanese and 302 Chinese high school students' SEBs and MLS were assessed quantitatively. Taiwanese students generally were more prone…
Descriptors: High Schools, Asian Culture, Learning Motivation, Foreign Countries
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Lin, Tzung-Jin; Tan, Aik Ling; Tsai, Chin-Chung – International Journal of Science Education, 2013
Due to the scarcity of cross-cultural comparative studies in exploring students' self-efficacy in science learning, this study attempted to develop a multi-dimensional science learning self-efficacy (SLSE) instrument to measure 316 Singaporean and 303 Taiwanese eighth graders' SLSE and further to examine the differences between the two student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences
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Goh, Amos; Chai, Ching Sing; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2013
Students' views on the nature of science and on the levels of self-directed and collaborative learning with technology support affect the manner in which learning is conducted in the classroom. With limited literature offering insight into the effects the knowledge building pedagogy has on these students' perceptions, this study employed the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Educational Principles, Science Instruction, Quasiexperimental Design
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Chu, Regina Juchun; Chu, Anita Zichun; Weng, Cathy; Tsai, Chin-Chung; Lin, Chia-chun – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
This research explores the relationships between self-directed learning readiness and transformative learning theory (TLT) reflected by the Constructivist Internet-based Learning Environment Scale (CILES). A questionnaire survey about adult learner's perceptions of Internet-based learning was administered to adults enrolled in classes in community…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Constructivism (Learning), Learning Readiness, Structural Equation Models
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Chai, Ching Sing; Deng, Feng; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2012
This study investigates the similarities and differences between high school students from Taiwan and China in terms of their scientific epistemological views. In addition, the effects of age and gender on scientific epistemological views were also examined. The results indicate that the students from these two localities, which signify two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Epistemology, High School Students, Comparative Analysis
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Tsai, Chin-Chung – Computers & Education, 2009
Past research has shown the variations of students' conceptions of learning, but little has been especially undertaken to address students' conceptions of web-based learning and to make comparisons between students' conceptions of learning in general and their conceptions of web-based learning in particular. By interviewing 83 Taiwanese college…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Web Based Instruction
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Wen, Meichun Lydia; Tsai, Chin-Chung; Chang, Chun-Yen – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2006
In recent years, peer assessment has been increasingly used as an alternative method of assessment in classrooms. The study described in this paper employed a 13-item Likert-scale instrument to evaluate participants' attitudes towards both general (seven items) and online peer assessment (six items). A sample of 280 pre-service teachers and 108…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Peer Evaluation