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Zheng, Lanqin; Dong, Yan; Huang, Ronghuai; Chang, Chun-Yen; Bhagat, Kaushal Kumar – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the relations between primary school students' conceptions of, approaches to, and self-efficacy in learning science in Mainland China. A total of 1049 primary school students from Mainland China participated in this study. Three instruments were adapted to measure students' conceptions of learning science,…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes
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Sang, Guoyuan; Valcke, Martin; van Braak, Johan; Zhu, Chang; Tondeur, Jo; Yu, Kailian – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2012
The present study aims to challenge primary school science teachers' beliefs about education and teaching efficacy, as well as their teaching practices, through a video-case-based intervention programme in a Chinese educational setting. A total of 46 in-service teachers were involved in this study (experimental group = 23, control group = 23).…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Intervention, Teaching Methods, Statistical Analysis
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Jiang, He; Xiong, Wei; Cao, Yonghui – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017
Entrepreneurship Education in Colleges and universities is a profound reform of China's higher education paradigm. Which is a necessary choice for Chinese universities to break through the traditional educational model. It is an important measure to cultivate college students' entrepreneurial consciousness, entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Self Efficacy, Intention, Engineering Education
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Zhao, Jingsong; McCormick, John; Hoekman, Katherine – International Journal of Educational Management, 2008
Purpose: This article aims to explore how self-efficacy is related to academic research activities and how intra-culturally relevant factors may play a role in self-efficacy in the context of higher education in Beijing. In particular, relationships of self-efficacy for research with research productivity and idiocentrism-allocentrism are to be…
Descriptors: Productivity, Self Efficacy, Social Sciences, Factor Analysis
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Shi, Wei-Zhao; He, Xiqin; Wang, Yan; Huan, Weiliang – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2015
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of the gender composition of university physics laboratory groups on student self-efficacy and quiz performance. Students from a Chinese university was chosen and subdivided into two groups, which were assigned either same-sex or coed laboratory teams while executing identical laboratory…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, College Students, Science Laboratories
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Huang, Xiao; Lederman, Norman G.; Cai, Chaojing – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2017
The present study explores ways to enhance students' question-asking ability (i.e., the ability to ask critical questions), which is the premise of scientific inquiry and a precondition for effective science teaching. A survey of junior high school students in Zhejiang province in China showed that students' questioning behavior was not well…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Junior High School Students, Questioning Techniques, Student Improvement
Mostafa, Tarek; Pál, Judit – OECD Publishing, 2018
In 2015, for the first time in its history, PISA (the Programme for International Student Assessment) asked teachers to describe the various aspects of their working environment and teaching practices. This paper examines how teacher, student, and school characteristics are related to science teachers' satisfaction in 19 PISA-participating…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Job Satisfaction, Evidence, Teacher Surveys
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Wang, Jianlan; Buck, Gayle – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
Science education in China is Subject Matter Knowledge (SMK) oriented in that SMK understanding is the major benchmark to assess students' achievement in science learning. Such an orientation causes students to overemphasize the memorization of SMK and neglect other indispensable components of science, such as scientific attitudes and research…
Descriptors: Science Education, Persuasive Discourse, Science Achievement, Instructional Innovation
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Tao, Ying; Oliver, Mary; Venville, Grady – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2012
The purpose of this research was to explore the long-term outcomes of either participating or not participating in early childhood science education on grade 6 students' conceptual understanding of science. The research is situated in a conceptual framework that evokes Piagetian developmental levels as both potential curriculum constraints and…
Descriptors: Science Education, Foreign Countries, Research Design, Young Children
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Zheng, Qiujin; Chen, Ting; Kong, Deyi – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017
Education is now an indicator of national modernization that countries in the world intend to promote the national quality and cultivate talents for national development through education. Especially, when human societies get into the 21st century, global societies, politics, economy, and culture are facing major changes. With the development of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Handheld Devices, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Cheng, May Hung May; Wan, Zhi Hong – Studies in Science Education, 2016
Chinese students' excellent science performance in large-scale international comparisons contradicts the stereotype of the Chinese non-productive classroom learning environment and learners. Most of the existing explanations of this paradox are provided from the perspective of teaching and learning in a general sense, but little work can be found…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Statistical Analysis, Literature Reviews
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Yuan, Robert; Lin, Yuan – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2008
A course has been created to examine the ways in which China and the West have approached human health and medicine. Though fundamentally different, these two systems are complementary in a number of ways. This course is a model for a global science course in an educational initiative that incorporates Asian themes into science and engineering…
Descriptors: Medical Services, Foreign Countries, Science Curriculum, Medicine
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Sun, Jingping; Chen, Xuejun; Zhang, Sijia – Education Sciences, 2017
As the most-studied form of leadership across disciplines in both Western and Chinese contexts, transformational school leadership has the potential to suit diverse national and cultural contexts. Given the growing evidence showing the positive effects of transformational leadership on various school outcomes as it relates to school environment,…
Descriptors: Transformational Leadership, Instructional Leadership, Cultural Context, Outcomes of Education
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Ku, Kelly Y. L.; Ho, Irene T.; Hau, Kit-Tai; Lai, Eva C. M. – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2014
Critical thinking is a unifying goal of modern education. While past research has mostly examined the efficacy of a single instructional approach to teaching critical thinking, recent literature has begun discussing mixed teaching approaches. The present study examines three modes of instruction, featuring the direct instruction approach and the…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Critical Thinking, Teaching Methods
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Li, Jie-Yi; Shieh, Chich-Jen – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
In such an era when the value is constantly restructured and information is rapidly changed, education reform should cater for new challenges. The role and function of teachers is encountering a new change. Coping with current information generation, people with high self-efficacy of selecting and mastering large amount of information and higher…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Learning Motivation, Faculty Development, Questionnaires
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