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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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Yu, Shulin; Zhang, Yiran; Zheng, Yao; Lin, Zhong – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2020
While research on written corrective feedback (WCF) in second language education has proliferated over the past two decades, only limited information is available on the role of WCF in training translators and how WCF is used and implemented in translation classrooms. To fill this gap, this classroom-based case study examined the nature of a…
Descriptors: Error Correction, Feedback (Response), Translation, Chinese
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Hung, Woei; Sitthiworachart, Jirarat – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2020
Recognizing its importance, most countries have prioritized creative thinking as a critical ability that students need to develop before they enter the workforce. Thailand is no exception. For teachers to create learning environments that foster students' creativity, teachers need a research-based understanding of creativity. Eighty-nine Thai…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Knowledge Level, Creativity
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Geng, Lina; Zheng, Qiao; Zhong, Xiaoyu; Li, Lingyan – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2020
The purpose of this study was to examine the reciprocal relationships between students' engagement and their relationships with teachers and peers in the context of Chinese educational reform. The participants were 628 7th-grade students from a public secondary school in Beijing. All of the students completed self-reported student engagement,…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Peer Relationship, Teacher Student Relationship, Educational Change
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Chang, Peichin; Tsai, Chin-Chung; Chen, Pin-ju – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2020
Attaining coherence in writing remains a huge challenge for English as Foreign Language (EFL) learners. This study investigated how EFL college students structured their expository essays and attained coherence in a content-based language learning course by comparing the effects of the cognitive and linguistic approaches. Three classes…
Descriptors: College Students, English Language Learners, Expository Writing, Essays
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Xie, Qing – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2020
This study reports an investigative study of using case study approach in business English teaching in the Chinese university context. The research instruments used were survey questionnaires containing both ratings and open-ended questions, which were administered to 127 English major undergraduates at the beginning and end of the "Business…
Descriptors: Case Method (Teaching Technique), Business English, Undergraduate Students, Majors (Students)
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Mou, Tsai-Yun – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2020
This study investigated college students' experiences with project-based learning in 3D design, specifically for 3D modeling. A total of 49 college students from a Visual Arts program participated in this study. By implementing a project-based assignment throughout one semester, each student was responsible for completing his or her proposed…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Projects, Active Learning, Visual Arts
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Meng, Hui; Gao, Desheng – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2020
Teacher-student relationships (TSRs) have been the focus of many studies from various perspectives. However, existing research mainly investigates the interpersonal relationship between teacher and students. There has been a lack of systematic studies on their intellectual relationship in higher education, particularly in the context of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Student Relationship, Higher Education, Foreign Students
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Dong, Yan; Xu, Chang; Chai, Ching Sing; Zhai, Xuesong – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2020
With the rapid development of technologies and the gradually increasing requirements of technology integration into teaching, teachers have been facing stress to keep pace with new technologies and to design pedagogical usage of technologies. Although prior studies have examined the creators and negative impacts of technostress, insights into the…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Self Efficacy, Stress Variables
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Wang, Chaochang; Tseng, Wen-Ta; Chen, Yih-Lan; Cheng, Hsing-Fu – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2020
Research has provided evidence in support of the importance of the predictive effect of the willingness to communicate (WTC) on interactions in the classroom and shed light on the predictive sources of WTC. However, few studies have investigated learners' perceptions of classroom interaction in the target language (L2 PCI), and few have considered…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Interaction, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior
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