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Kuo, Yen-Ruey; Tuan, Hsiao-Lin; Chin, Chi-Chin – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
This study aimed to explore low and non-low achievers' motivation towards science learning among 8th graders in two public schools in central Taiwan under inquiry-based instruction. Mixed design research methods were adopted, and students were divided into experimental (n = 56) and control groups (n = 45). Six non-consecutive inquiry units…
Descriptors: Low Achievement, Student Motivation, Scientific Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Tuan, Hsiao-Lin; Yu, Chung-Chieh; Chin, Chi-Chin – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
The purposes of this study are to report the influences of a mixed delivery professional development [PD] course involving face-to-face classes and the mentoring assisted inquiry-based teaching [MAIT] website that addressed the conceptual change and self-efficacy of high school mathematics and science teachers' conceptions of inquiry-based…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Mathematics Teachers, Science Teachers, Self Efficacy
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Chin, Chi-Chin; Yang, Wei-Cheng; Tuan, Hsiao-Lin – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
This study explored the effects of arguing to learn in a socioscientific context on the fundamental and derived components of reading, writing, and science understanding as integral parts of science literacy. We adopted mixed-methods in which the 1-group pretest-posttest design with supplemental interviews and questionnaires. The pretest evaluated…
Descriptors: Pretests Posttests, Scientific Literacy, Foreign Countries, Mixed Methods Research
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Tuan, Hsiao-Lin; Chin, Chi-Chin; Tsai, Chi-Chung; Cheng, Su-Fey – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2005
The purpose of this study was to investigate 8th graders with different learning styles their motivation outcomes after implementing 10 weeks (40 hours) inquiry-based teaching. Two hundreds and fifty four 8th graders were involved in experimental group, this group of students experienced inquiry instruction. Two hundreds and thirty two 8th graders…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Cognitive Style, Self Efficacy
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Chin, Chi-Chin – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2004
In this study, the researcher included an extensive science museum experience for the pre-service secondary science teachers within a "teaching methods course" to enhance their learning to teach science. The extensive museum experience covered four aspects: the visit, discussion with museum educators, the development of lesson plans, and…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Teacher Education Curriculum, Museums, Diaries