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Chai, Ching Sing – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2019
This review identifies 20 studies pertaining to teacher professional development for STEM education. Using a mixture of content analysis with reference to the TPACK framework, and open and axial coding, a descriptive model was constructed. The model describes the connection of the various categories of variables associated with teacher…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, STEM Education, Content Analysis, Technological Literacy
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Lee, Min-Hsien; Hsu, Chung-Yuan; Chang, Chun-Yen – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2019
This study, first of all, aimed to develop a new survey to assess Taiwanese teachers' perceived self-efficacy in STEM knowledge. Second, it aimed to probe any differences in teachers' perceived self-efficacy in STEM knowledge regarding their gender and teaching subjects. Last, we examined the structural relations among teachers' perceived…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, STEM Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Effectiveness
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Dong, Yan; Xu, Chang; Song, Xiaoting; Fu, Qian; Chai, Ching Sing; Huang, Yue – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2019
Teachers' self-efficacy and engagement in classroom teaching play critical roles in making the integrated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education happen. However, the potential factors influencing teachers' self-efficacy and engagement in STEM teaching have yet to be examined. This study constructed a hypothesized model…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Self Efficacy, Teaching Methods, Instructional Design
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Hong, Huang-Yao; Lin, Pei-Yi; Chen, Bodong; Chen, Nanxi – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2019
STEM learning is an integrated approach to improving learners' problem-solving capacity and 21st-century skills by engaging them in systematic investigation that requires interdisciplinary knowledge. This study aimed to examine whether the design of an innovative knowledge-building environment facilitates STEM learning. Participants were…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Teaching Methods, Problem Solving, College Students
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So, Hyo-Jeong; Ryoo, Dahyeon; Park, Hyunjin; Choi, Hyungshin – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2019
The main purpose of this study was to examine the multi-functional relationship among pre-service teachers' art appreciation, attitude toward science, technology acceptance, creative convergence competency, and teaching competency in STEAM education. Data were collected from 238 pre-service teachers in Korea and were analyzed using structural…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, STEM Education, Art Appreciation, Structural Equation Models
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Geng, Jie; Jong, Morris Siu-Yung; Chai, Ching Sing – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2019
STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education is vital for incubating future scientists, engineers, and inventors. Teaching and learning in STEM education require teachers and students to employ design thinking and multi-disciplinary knowledge to formulate new solutions for emerging problems. School teachers are facing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, STEM Education, Curriculum Implementation
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Lin, Yu-Tzu; Wang, Ming-Tsan; Wu, Cheng-Chih – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2019
This study designs and implements interdisciplinary STEM instruction by adopting modelling-based physics programming, and explores its effectiveness on learning. A quasi-experimental study was conducted. The experimental group wrote programs to solve physics problems by following the modelling process, while the control group solved general…
Descriptors: Design, STEM Education, Program Implementation, Science Instruction
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Hsin, Ching-Ting; Liang, Jyh-Chong; Hsu, Chung-Yuan; Shih, Meilun; Sheu, Feng-Ru; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2019
This cross-sectional research was conducted to probe how 626 Taiwanese children's conceptions of learning differ by age and gender via drawing. Participants were from the kindergarten, the first grade, and the third grade. A coding scheme categorizing the people, learning domain, and place in the drawings was developed. Chi-square tests were then…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Age Differences, Gender Differences, Kindergarten
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Chao, Chih Nuo Grace; McInerney, Dennis M.; Bai, Barry – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2019
This study investigated the relationships between students' self-efficacy and self-concept for learning languages and students' academic achievement in learning English and Chinese. 1092 eighth to eleventh graders from four Hong Kong secondary schools completed questionnaires reporting their self-efficacy, self-concept and academic results for…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Self Concept, Correlation, Second Language Learning
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Shein, Paichi Pat; Swinkels, David; Chen, Chi-Chen – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2019
"Science for all" is a global educational pursuit; however, the realities in formal science education show that it is a goal still challenged by inequitable outcomes that are marked by gender, race/ethnicity, language, culture, and socioeconomic status. Whether these inequities persist in the informal settings still remained a question…
Descriptors: Science Education, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Science Teachers
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Lin, Yi-Ti – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2019
This research investigates the variables influencing willingness to communicate (WTC) in English as a foreign language (EFL) context in Taiwan. A hypothesized EFL WTC model with six layers focusing on factors related to individual differences was proposed and the EFL WTC model was reinterpreted as a serial mediation model. Ten latent variables,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Harrison, Mark Gregory; Luk, Bonnie; Lim, Lianne – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2019
Ten semi-structured interviews were conducted with ethnically Chinese adolescents enrolled into a school-based mentoring programme at a private secondary school in Hong Kong. Interview data were analysed thematically and two themes developed: 'experiencing mentoring' and 'experiencing the mentor'. The mentees, although initially sceptical about…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Secondary School Students, Adolescents, Foreign Countries
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Wei, Yi; Zhou, Sen – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2019
This study investigates an understudied but crucial issue in education in rural China: teacher mobility. Using school- and teacher-level data from primary and middle schools in Gansu province in western China, this study examines how school and teacher characteristics relate to teacher mobility. The school-level analysis shows that school location…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, Rural Areas, Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers
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Fujieda, Yutaka – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2019
This study presents a case study of academic discourse socialization in a Japanese EFL student in a research seminar course to understand the content of a scholarly book in English. Drawn on theoretical perspectives of language socialization and community of practice, an 8-month case study investigated how the participant was socialized into the…
Descriptors: Academic Language, Socialization, Seminars, Foreign Countries
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Marwan, Ardi; Sweeney, Trudy – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2019
This paper reports on a qualitative research project investigating the integration of technology by three English teachers in a public secondary school in Indonesia. Third generation activity theory and Engeström and Sannino's (J Organ Change Manag 24(3):368-387, 2011) methodological framework for the identification and analysis of different types…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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