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Yeh, Heng-Yi; Tsai, Yu-Hsiang; Tsai, Chin-Chung; Chang, Hsin-Yi – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2019
This study investigated high school students' conceptions of technology-assisted science learning via drawing analysis, and explored how students with different degrees of computer experience and science learning self-efficacy may show different conceptions via their drawings. The participants included 335 senior high school students in Taiwan…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Student Attitudes, Knowledge Level
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Tang, Kai-Yu; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2016
The main purpose of this paper is to investigate the intellectual structure of the research on educational technology in science education (ETiSE) within the most recent years (2008-2013). Based on the criteria for educational technology research and the citation threshold for educational co-citation analysis, a total of 137 relevant ETiSE papers…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Teaching Methods, Science Education
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Hong, Huang-Yao; Chai, Ching Sing; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2015
This study investigates whether engaging college students (n = 42) in a knowledge building environment would help them work as a community to construct their collective knowledge of history of science and, accordingly, develop a more informed scientific view. The study adopted mixed-method analyses and data mainly came from surveys and student…
Descriptors: College Students, Natural Sciences, Science Instruction, Communities of Practice
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Wang, Hung-Yuan; Duh, Henry Been-Lirn; Li, Nai; Lin, Tzung-Jin; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2014
The purpose of this study is to investigate and compare students' collaborative inquiry learning behaviors and their behavior patterns in an augmented reality (AR) simulation system and a traditional 2D simulation system. Their inquiry and discussion processes were analyzed by content analysis and lag sequential analysis (LSA). Forty…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Inquiry, Student Behavior, Simulated Environment
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Hsieh, Ya-Hui; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2014
The purpose of this study is to examine the moderating role of cognitive load experience between students' scientific epistemic beliefs and information commitments, which refer to online evaluative standards and online searching strategies. A total of 344 science-related major students participated in this study. Three questionnaires were…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Beliefs, Scientific Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Hsu, Chung-Yuan; Tsai, Meng-Jung; Hou, Huei-Tse; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2014
Online information searching tasks are usually implemented in a technology-enhanced science curriculum or merged in an inquiry-based science curriculum. The purpose of this study was to examine the role students' different levels of scientific epistemic beliefs (SEBs) play in their online information searching strategies and behaviors. Based on…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Epistemology, Online Searching, Search Strategies
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Cheng, Kun-Hung; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2013
Augmented reality (AR) is currently considered as having potential for pedagogical applications. However, in science education, research regarding AR-aided learning is in its infancy. To understand how AR could help science learning, this review paper firstly has identified two major approaches of utilizing AR technology in science education,…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Science Education, Computer Uses in Education, Inquiry
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Li, Ming-Chaun; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2013
The purpose of this study is to review empirical research articles regarding game-based science learning (GBSL) published from 2000 to 2011. Thirty-one articles were identified through the Web of Science and SCOPUS databases. A qualitative content analysis technique was adopted to analyze the research purposes and designs, game design and…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Teaching Methods, Literature Reviews, Science Education
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Lee, Silvia Wen-Yu; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2013
We conducted a literature review of using educational technology in biology learning from 2001 to 2010. A total of 36 empirical articles were included for review. Based upon the content analyses of these studies, such as technologies utilized, student sample, biological topics involved, the research purpose, and methodology, the following…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Student Attitudes, Genetics, Learning Processes
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Lin, Tzu-Chiang; Tsai, Chin-Chung; Chai, Ching Sing; Lee, Min-Hsien – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2013
The application of information and communication technology in instruction is highly emphasized in the contemporary education of science teachers. This paper hence aims to explore science teachers' perceptions of technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) addressing teachers' perceptions of the affordances of technology application in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Educational Technology, Teacher Attitudes
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Tsai, Meng-Jung; Hsu, Chung-Yuan; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2012
Due to a growing trend of exploring scientific knowledge on the Web, a number of studies have been conducted to highlight examination of students' online searching strategies. The investigation of online searching generally employs methods including a survey, interview, screen-capturing, or transactional logs. The present study firstly intended to…
Descriptors: Investigations, Program Effectiveness, Search Strategies, Foreign Countries
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Lin, Yi-Chun; Liang, Jyh-Chong; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2012
The aim of this study was to investigate the relationships between students' epistemic beliefs in biology and their approaches to learning biology. To this end, two instruments, the epistemic beliefs in biology and the approaches to learning biology surveys, were developed and administered to 520 university biology students, respectively. By and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Majors (Students), College Students, Biology
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Hsu, Chung-Yuan; Tsai, Chin-Chung; Liang, Jyh-Chong – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2011
Educational researchers have suggested that computer games have a profound influence on students' motivation, knowledge construction, and learning performance, but little empirical research has targeted preschoolers. Thus, the purpose of the present study was to investigate the effects of implementing a computer game that integrates the…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Observation, Prediction
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Tsai, Chin-Chung – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 1999
Examines the effectiveness of an analogy activity designed to overcome junior high school students' misconceptions about the microscopic views of phase change. Uses an analogy activity presented in the form of role playing in which students act as particles. Contains 32 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Change, Concept Formation, Educational Strategies, Foreign Countries