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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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Yang, Der-Ching – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
This study investigated the performance of 790 fourth graders from Taiwan for judging the reasonableness of a computational result by using corresponding methods pertaining to whole numbers. A number-sense web-based two-tier diagnostic test was used to assess the number-sense performance of the fourth graders who participated in this study. The…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts
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Chen, Chin-Sung; Lin, Jing-Wen – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
This study explored how a 2-year, maker-centered science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) project-based learning (M-STEM-PjBL) curriculum aimed at leading students to be makers changed students, science teachers, and a rural middle school in Taiwan, where teachers were stressed due to the low birth rate and low grades in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Action Research, Shared Resources and Services, STEM Education
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Huang, Tien-Chi; Lin, Weijane; Yueh, Hsiu-Ping – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Environmental education is intended to increase public awareness and knowledge about environmental issues and enhance individuals' problem-solving and decision-making skills by tackling problems in the real world. "Maker education," on the contrary, mostly relies on "problem-based" and "project-based learning"…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Creative Thinking, Creativity, Problem Solving
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Wei, Bing; Ou, Yitong – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao, in the Greater China Region, have similar yet different educational systems and curriculum standards, and each has performed well in international tests for science achievement. Using revised Bloom's taxonomy, this study analyzed and explored the similarities and differences among these four Chinese…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Standards, Junior High School Students
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Wu, Li-Chen; Chao, Li-ling; Cheng, Pi-Yun; Tuan, Hsiao-Lin; Guo, Chorng-Jee – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to probe the differences of perceived professional teaching competence between elementary school math/science teachers in Taiwan who are majored in math/science and those who are not. A researcher-developed Math/Science Teachers' Professional Development Questionnaire was used in a nationwide survey, using a two-stage…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Competencies, Mathematics Teachers, Science Teachers
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Lee, Silvia Wen-Yu – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was, first, to understand the item hierarchy regarding students' understanding of scientific models and modeling (USM). Secondly, this study investigated Taiwanese students' USM progression from 7th to 12th grade, and after participating in a model-based curriculum. The questionnaire items were developed based on 6…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Models, Experimental Groups, Student Surveys
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Tsai, Chun-Yen; Huang, Tai-Chu – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
This study investigated the relationship between adult self-efficacy in science and scientific competencies of Taiwanese citizens. Probability proportional to size sampling was used to select 1830 participants between the ages of 18 and 70. The research methods employed was survey research; analysis was conducted using hierarchical regression…
Descriptors: Adults, Self Efficacy, Competence, Gender Differences
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Chang, Hsin-Yi; Tzeng, Shi-Fang – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
In this study, we have synthesized the research on visualization and representation to propose a model consisting of 4 major components of visualization competence in learning science: constructing, interpreting, transforming, and critiquing visualizations. We have developed and validated an assessment that measures students' visualization…
Descriptors: Visualization, Foreign Countries, Models, High School Students
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Wang, Cheng-Lung; Liou, Pey-Yan – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the pattern of the relationships among motivational beliefs and science achievement of 8th grade Taiwanese students, given that the students in Taiwan have high science academic achievement but low motivational beliefs in science learning on a series of international large-scale assessments. Three…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Student Motivation, Science Instruction, High Achievement
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Huang, Hsin-Mei E. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
This study examined the effectiveness of 3 curriculum interventions focused on strengthening children's ability to solve area measurement problems and explored the instructional perspectives of the instructor who implemented the interventions. The interventions involved various degrees of emphasis on area measurement and knowledge of 2-dimensional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum, Program Effectiveness, Intervention
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Lin, Sheau-Wen; Liu, Yu – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to explore elementary students' listening comprehension changes using a Web-based teaching system that can diagnose and remediate students' science listening comprehension problems during scientific inquiry. The 3-component system consisted of a 9-item science listening comprehension test, a 37-item diagnostic test,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Listening Comprehension
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Lin, Kuen-Yi; Williams, P. John – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
This study applies the theory of planned behavior as a basis for exploring the impact of knowledge, values, subjective norms, perceived behavioral controls, and attitudes on the behavioral intention toward science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education among Taiwanese preservice science teachers. Questionnaires (N = 139)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, STEM Education, Intention
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Lin, Sheau-Wen; Liu, Yu; Chen, Shin-Feng; Wang, Jing-Ru; Kao, Huey-Lien – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to develop a computer-based measure of elementary students' science talk and to report students' benchmarks. The development procedure had three steps: defining the framework of the test, collecting and identifying key reference sets of science talk, and developing and verifying the science talk instrument. The…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Grade 4
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Huang, Neng-Tang Norman; Chiu, Li-Jia; Hong, Jon-Chao – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
The strong humanistic and ethics-oriented philosophy of Confucianism tends to lead people influenced by these principles to undervalue the importance of hands-on practice and creativity in education. GreenMech, a science and technology contest, was implemented to encourage real-world, hands-on problem solving in an attempt to mitigate this effect.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Junior High School Students
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