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Hsu, Ying-Shao; Lin, Shu-Sheng – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
This study aimed at improving the decision-making (DM) skills of 11th graders by incorporating a DM framework, visualisation tools, collaboration, and metacognitive guidance into a socioscientific issue context. Two classes, the experimental group (embedded metacognitive guidance, N = 42) and the comparison group (no metacognitive guidance, N =…
Descriptors: Prompting, Electronic Learning, Foreign Countries, Metacognition
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Fang, Su-Chi; Hsu, Ying-Shao; Hsu, Wei Hsiu – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
The study explored how to best use scaffolds for supporting students' inquiry practices in computer-supported learning environments. We designed a series of inquiry units assisted with three versions of written inquiry prompts (generic and context-specific); that is, three scaffold-fading conditions: implicit, explicit, and fading. We then…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Pretests Posttests, Science Education, Mixed Methods Research
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Fang, Su-Chi; Hsu, Ying-Shao; Chang, Hsin-Yi; Chang, Wen-Hua; Wu, Hsin-Kai; Chen, Chih-Ming – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
In order to promote scientific inquiry in secondary schooling in Taiwan, the study developed a computer-based inquiry curriculum (including structured and guided inquiry units) and investigated how the curriculum influenced students' science learning. The curriculum was implemented in 5 junior secondary schools in the context of a weeklong summer…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Path Analysis
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Zhang, Wen-Xin; Hsu, Ying-Shao; Wang, Chia-Yu; Ho, Yu-Ting – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
This study explores the effects of metacognitive and cognitive prompting on the scientific inquiry practices of students with various levels of initial metacognition. Two junior high school classes participated in this study. One class, the experimental group (n?=?26), which received an inquiry-based curriculum with a combination of cognitive and…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Prompting, Cognitive Processes, Science Education
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Kuo, Che-Yu; Wu, Hsin-Kai; Jen, Tsung-Hau; Hsu, Ying-Shao – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
The potential of computer-based assessments for capturing complex learning outcomes has been discussed; however, relatively little is understood about how to leverage such potential for summative and accountability purposes. The aim of this study is to develop and validate a multimedia-based assessment of scientific inquiry abilities (MASIA) to…
Descriptors: Multimedia Materials, Program Development, Program Validation, Test Construction
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Wu, Pai-Hsing; Wu, Hsin-Kai; Hsu, Ying-Shao – International Journal of Science Education, 2014
The emphasis on scientific inquiry has increased the importance in developing the fundamental abilities to conduct scientific investigations and urged a need for valid assessments of students' inquiry abilities. We took advantage of the advanced technology to develop a simulation-based assessment of inquiry abilities (SAIA) that allowed…
Descriptors: Construct Validity, Content Validity, Inquiry, Scientific Research
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Yeh, Yi-Fen; Jen, Tsung-Hau; Hsu, Ying-Shao – International Journal of Science Education, 2012
Scientific inquiry involves a variety of abilities scientists use to investigate the natural world. In order to develop students' scientific inquiry, researchers and educators have developed different curricula and a variety of instructional resources, which make features and descriptors of scientific inquiry in teaching and learning even more…
Descriptors: Novices, Educational Research, Multivariate Analysis, Researchers
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Hsu, Ying-Shao; Thomas, Rex A. – International Journal of Science Education, 2002
Investigates the effects of selected characteristics of a web-aided instructional simulation on students' conceptual change, problem solving, and transfer abilities. Conducts a two-pronged research study with (n=117) students enrolled in a beginning meteorology course at Iowa State University. Compares three groups--with-log group, without-log…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Concept Formation, Higher Education, Learning Activities