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Wang, Hsin-Hui; Chen, Hsiang-Ting; Lin, Huann-shyang; Huang, Yu-Ning; Hong, Zuway-R – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
This longitudinal study explored the effects of a Cooperation-driven Socioscientific Issue (CDSSI) intervention on junior high school students' perceptions of critical thinking (CT) and self-regulation (SR) in Taiwan. Forty-nine grade 7 students were randomly selected as an experimental group (EG) to attend a 3-semester 72-hour intervention; while…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Junior High School Students, Longitudinal Studies, Cooperative Learning
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Yang, Kuay-Keng; Lee, Ling; Hong, Zuway-R; Lin, Huann-shyang – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to explore the effectiveness of the creative inquiry-based science teaching on students' creative science thinking and science inquiry performance. A quasi-experimental design consisting one experimental group (N = 20) and one comparison group (N = 24) with pretest and post-test was conducted. The framework of the…
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Science Instruction, Science Education, Convergent Thinking
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Chen, Hsiang-Ting; Wang, Hsin-Hui; Lu, Ying-Yan; Lin, Huann-shyang; Hong, Zuway-R – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
This study explored the effects of a modified argument-driven inquiry approach on Grade 4 students' engagement in learning science and argumentation in Taiwan. The students were recruited as an experimental group (EG, n?=?36) to join a 12-week study, while another 36 Grade 4 students from the same schools were randomly selected to be the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Persuasive Discourse
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Lin, Shu-Fen; Lin, Huann-shyang – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
Comics are popular with adolescents because of their features of humor, narrative, and visual imagery. The purposes of this study were to examine the learning outcomes and emotional perceptions of reading a science comic book and a science text booklet for students of different levels of achievement, and to explore the main factors of the two…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Cartoons, Science Achievement
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Liu, Shu-Chiu; Lin, Huann-shyang – International Journal of Science Education, 2014
While a number of studies have investigated people's perceptions or conceptions of creativity, there is a lack of studies looking into science teachers' views. The study aimed to explore the meanings of scientific creativity in the classroom context as perceived by a selective group of upper primary (Grades 3-6; student ages 8-12) science teachers…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Science Instruction, Creativity
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Lin, Huann-shyang; Hong, Zuway-R.; Yang, Kuay-keng; Lee, Sung-Tao – International Journal of Science Education, 2013
This study investigates the impact of collaborative reflections on teachers' inquiry teaching practices and identifies supportive actions relating to their professional development. Three science teachers in the same elementary school worked as a cooperative and collaborative group. They attended workshops and worked collaboratively through…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Teacher Collaboration, Inquiry
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Lin, Huann-shyang; Hong, Zuway-R; Chen, Ya-Chun – International Journal of Science Education, 2013
This quasi-experimental study explores how student cumulative situational interest, short-term preference generated by particular conditions such as novel experiences can be developed into better individual interest, an enduring predisposition to engage in certain activity such as chemistry lessons. A continuous intervention of integrating novelty…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Aesthetics, Science Education, Student Interests
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Lin, Huann-shyang; Hong, Zuway-R.; Huang, Tai-Chu – International Journal of Science Education, 2012
This study uses the database from an extensive international study on 15-year-old students (N = 8,815) to analyze the relationship between emotional factors and students' scientific literacy and explore the potential link between the emotions of the students and subsequent public engagement with science. The results revealed that students'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Secondary School Students, Psychological Patterns
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Hong, Zuway-R.; Lin, Huann-shyang – International Journal of Science Education, 2011
The purposes of this study were to validate an instrument of attitudes toward science and to investigate grade level, type of school, and gender differences in Taiwan's students' personality traits and attitudes toward science as well as predictors of attitudes toward science. Nine hundred and twenty-two elementary students and 1,954 secondary…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Student Attitudes, Science Interests, Foreign Countries
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Lin, Huann-shyang; Hong, Zuway-R; Cheng, Ying-Yao – International Journal of Science Education, 2009
This quasi-experimental study investigates how the classroom learning environment changed after inquiry-based activities were introduced and student questioning was encouraged. Three science teachers and three classes of fifth graders (n = 92) participated in this study. The analysis of covariance reveals that although the experimental group…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Statistical Analysis, Science Teachers, Grade 5
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Hong, Zuway-R.; Lin, Huann-shyang; Lawrenz, Frances – International Journal of Science Education, 2008
This study investigated the efficacy of extracurricular science intervention in promoting students' science learning performance and attitudes toward science. The Junior High School Student Questionnaire (JSSQ) was used to measure attitudes toward science, sexist attitudes and perceptions of the classroom learning environment. Twenty-eight eighth…
Descriptors: Intervention, Student Attitudes, One Parent Family, Program Effectiveness
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Lin, Huann-shyang; Hung, Jui-ying; Hung, Su-chu – International Journal of Science Education, 2002
Investigates the efficacy of promoting 8th grade students' problem-solving ability through history of science teaching. After one year of teaching, with the statistical procedure of the analysis of covariance, finds that the experimental group students outperformed their counterparts in the chemistry conceptual problem-solving ability. Initial…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Concept Formation, Foreign Countries, Grade 8