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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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Chen, Juanjuan; Wang, Minhong; Kirschner, Paul A.; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Review of Educational Research, 2018
This meta-analysis synthesizes research findings on the effects of computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) based on its three main elements: (1) the collaboration per se, (2) the use of computers, and (3) the use of extra learning environments or tools, or supporting strategies in CSCL. In this analysis, 425 empirical studies published…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods
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Hsieh, Wen-Min; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Using the draw-a-picture technique, the authors explored the learning conceptions held by students across grade levels. A total of 1,067 Taiwanese students in Grades 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 participated in this study. Participants were asked to use drawing to illustrate how they conceptualize learning. A coding checklist was developed to analyze…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Learning, Freehand Drawing
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Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Yin, Peng-Yeng; Hwang, Chi-Wei; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Educational Technology & Society, 2008
Cooperative learning is known to be an effective educational strategy in enhancing the learning performance of students. The goal of a cooperative learning group is to maximize all members' learning efficacy. This is accomplished via promoting each other's success, through assisting, sharing, mentoring, explaining, and encouragement. To achieve…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Academic Achievement, Criteria, Cooperative Learning
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Lee, Silvia Wen-Yu; Liang, Jyh-Chong; Tsai, Chin-Chung – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
This study investigated the relationships among college students' epistemic beliefs in biology (EBB), conceptions of learning biology (COLB), and strategies of learning biology (SLB). EBB includes four dimensions, namely "multiple-source," "uncertainty," "development," and "justification." COLB is further…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Biology, Science Instruction, Science Education
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Huang, Yun-Yin; Liu, Chen-Chung; Wang, Yu; Tsai, Chin-Chung; Lin, Hung-Ming – Educational Technology & Society, 2017
English proficiency difference among students is a challenging pedagogical issue in EFL classrooms worldwide. Collaborative digital storytelling has been adopted in language learning settings to increase motivation and engagement, especially for young learners. However, it remains unknown whether students of different proficiency levels can…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Urban Schools, Grade 3
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Zhai, Xuesong; Gu, Jibao; Liu, Hefu; Liang, Jyh-Chong; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Educational Technology & Society, 2017
Recent years have witnessed an increasing interest in the flipped classroom model, and many flipped programs have been funded and implemented to explore the effectiveness of this new model. However, previous studies centering on comparative assessment have indicated that it is not always entirely successful in terms of promoting students'…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Homework
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Liu, Chen-Chung; Lu, Kuan-Hsien; Wu, Leon Yufeng; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Educational Technology & Society, 2016
Many studies have pointed out the significant contrast between the creative nature of Web 2.0 learning activities and the structured learning in school. This study proposes an approach to leveraging Web 2.0 learning activities and classroom teaching to help students develop both specific knowledge and creativity based on Csikzentmihalyi's system…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Creativity, Story Telling, Self Efficacy
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Chai, Ching Sing; Deng, Feng; Tsai, Pei-Shan; Koh, Joyce Hwee; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2015
This study attempts to design a survey to assess students' perceptions of twenty-first-century learning practices in their classrooms and the resulting knowledge creation self-efficacy among the students. In addition, it also explores the relationships among the various dimensions of twenty-first-century learning practices. Four hundred and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Primary Education, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes
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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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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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Ho, Hsin Ning Jessie; Tsai, Meng-Jung; Wang, Ching-Yeh; Tsai, Chin-Chung – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2014
This study employed eye-tracking technology to examine how students with different levels of prior knowledge process text and data diagrams when reading a web-based scientific report. Students' visual behaviors were tracked and recorded when they read a report demonstrating the relationship between the greenhouse effect and global climate…
Descriptors: Eye Movements, Prior Learning, Knowledge Level, Cognitive Processes
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Sang, Guoyuan; Liang, Jyh-Chong; Chai, Ching Sing; Dong, Yan; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2018
To help students build twenty-first century learning skills, teachers must have reasonable perceptions about twenty-first century learning. To investigate Chinese teachers' perceptions of twenty-first century learning competencies (TP21CLC), we conducted a survey (N = 340) using the questionnaire "Teachers' Perceptions of 21st Century…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Cooperative Learning, Independent Study
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Lee, Min-Hsien; Lin, Tzung-Jin; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Science Education, 2013
Classroom assessment is a critical aspect of teaching and learning. In this paper, Taiwanese high school students' conceptions of science assessment and the relationship between their conceptions of science assessment and of science learning were investigated. The study used both qualitative and quantitative methods. First, 60 students were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Student Evaluation, Concept Formation
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Lin, Che-Li; Liang, Jyh-Chong; Su, Yi-Ching; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2013
Teacher-centered instruction has been widely adopted in college computer science classrooms and has some benefits in training computer science undergraduates. Meanwhile, student-centered contexts have been advocated to promote computer science education. How computer science learners respond to or prefer the two types of teacher authority,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Science Education, Majors (Students), Undergraduate Students
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