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Tang, Kai-Yu; Chou, Te-Lien; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2020
This paper aims to provide a comprehensive analysis of publication patterns on computational thinking (CT) over two recent periods (period I: 2006-2012; period II: 2013-2018). Based on keyword analysis, a total of 3798 (period I) and 7175 (period II) keywords were found. Derived from the content analysis, a research typology of two-period keywords…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Problem Solving, Classification, Publications
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So, Hyo-Jeong; Kim, Dongsim; Ryoo, Dahyeon – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2020
From a learning ecology perspective, this paper aims to better understand how girls become gifted in CT competencies and how CT competencies were manifested through the co-influence of multiple factors in the developmental trajectory. A life-narrative approach using interviews was taken to unpack the significant factors that facilitate or limit…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Skill Development, Gifted, Talent
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Saxena, Anika; Lo, Chung Kwan; Hew, Khe Foon; Wong, Gary Ka Wai – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2020
Educators and policy makers have increasingly recognized the importance of computational thinking (CT). Despite the growing body of CT literature, how to cultivate CT is still underexplored and undertheorized in early childhood education. Informed by Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development, this exploratory study was conducted with a focus on…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Computation, Learning Activities, Early Childhood Education
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Kuo, Wei-Chen; Hsu, Ting-Chia – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2020
This study utilized unplugged computational thinking learning material named Robot City as the instructional material. The board game corresponds to structural programming, including sequential structure, conditional structure, repetitive structure, and the modeling concept of calling a procedure in programming languages. According to the…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Computation, Educational Games, Instructional Materials
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Saritepeci, Mustafa – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2020
This paper is to investigate into the effect of design-based learning (DBL) activities and programing training on computational thinking (CT) skills. In total, 119 from the ninth grade students were recruited for this study conducted within the scope of Computer Science course. A semi-experimental research design was adopted, and DBL activities…
Descriptors: Computation, Thinking Skills, Skill Development, High School Students
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Wu, Longkai; Looi, Chee-Kit; Multisilta, Jari; How, Meng-Leong; Choi, Hyungshin; Hsu, Ting-Chia; Tuomi, Pauliina – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2020
Many education systems have recognized the importance of computational thinking and coding skills and are implementing curricular changes to introduce coding into formal school education. A necessary and critical success factor involves the preparation of and support for teachers to teach coding. Thus, understanding the perceptions of teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Coding, Computer Science Education, Computation
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Guo, Wenjuan; Wei, Jun – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2019
This study comprehensively investigated how different types of teacher feedback may influence students' self-regulated learning (SRL) in mathematics. A total of 584 Chinese secondary students participated in this study. Findings showed that teachers provided verification feedback and scaffolding feedback with a high frequency, and provided…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Self Management, Mathematics Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Chen, Wenli; Teo, Ming Hui; Nguyen, Dong – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2019
This current article is drawn from a qualitative study investigating the motivations and uses of digital devices of Singapore parents with their toddlers and preschoolers (age range: 1-5-year-old children). The article focuses on three prominent empirical findings. First, parent participants tend to try using a digital device with children to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parents, Parent Attitudes, Toddlers
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Hwang, Sung Won; Kwon, Young Ae – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2019
To realize competence-based education in the university, the goals of the curriculum should be described according to competence, while measurement and performance should be managed using appropriate core competence diagnostic tools. The purpose of this study is therefore to identify and explore the improvement directions of curriculum through…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Competency Based Education
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Peng, Michael Yao-Ping – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2019
Higher education policy fails to meet the requirement of rapidly changing society and employers' expectation in Taiwan, resulting in a great gap between university education and employment. This study aims to explore the relationship among students' social capital, international mindsets, learning outcomes, and student employability in higher…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Foreign Countries, Employment Potential, Social Capital
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Shin, Sunyun; Chiu, Weisheng; Lee, Hyun-Woo – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2019
Participation in intramural sports plays an important role in the lives of university students. To understand the impact of intramural sports on university students, this study proposed a research model to investigate the relationships between social benefits of intramural sports, quality of college life, and students' loyalty toward the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intramural Athletics, College Students, Quality of Life
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Zhu, Sha; Yang, Harrison Hao; MacLeod, Jason; Yu, Liqin; Wu, Di – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2019
Based on social cognitive theory, this study aimed to examine the personal, behavioral, and environmental determinants of students' information literacy in China. Participants in the study included 2127 students, 1432 parents, and 948 teachers. The research findings were as follows: (1) positive determinants were environmental influences from…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Information Literacy, Foreign Countries, Social Theories
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Chang, Ching; Lin, Hao-Chiang Koong – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2019
Flipped learning practices face increasing pressure on the effectiveness of the implementation, as it has significantly transformed pedagogical practices. Although this pedagogical approach has become increasingly popular over the last 10 years, certain challenges to implementation have inevitably arisen. In this study, a learning activity based…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Anxiety, Teaching Methods, Learning Activities
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Kim, Han Sung; Ahn, Sung Hun; Kim, Chong Min – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2019
The purposes of our study were to develop and validate a test for measuring Korean elementary and middle school students' information and communications technology (ICT) literacy and to make suggestions for improving ICT literacy across Republic of Korea. To those ends, we conducted a literature review, consulted expert opinions, administered a…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Information Literacy, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
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Gan, Zhengdong; He, Jinbo; Mu, Kejuan – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2019
While assessment for learning (AfL) has gained increasing international prominence, and has been strongly promulgated by an increasing number of education systems, current instruments designed to measure students' assessment for learning experience show a number of methodological shortcomings, such as lacking construct validity and low internal…
Descriptors: College Students, Development, Learning Experience, Foreign Countries
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