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Wang, Ya-Ling; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Research in Science Education, 2019
Students' conceptions of learning science and their relations with motive for learning may vary as the education level increases. This study aimed to compare the quantitative patterns in students' conceptions of learning science (COLS) and motives for learning science (MLS) across grade levels by adopting two survey instruments. A total of 768…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Motivation, Instructional Program Divisions, Foreign Countries
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Yang, Fang-Ying; Liu, Shiang-Yao; Hsu, Chung-Yuan; Chiou, Guo-Li; Wu, Hsin-Kai; Wu, Ying-Tien; Chen, Sufen; Liang, Jyh-Chong; Tsai, Meng-Jung; Lee, Silvia W.-Y.; Lee, Min-Hsien; Lin, Che-Li; Chu, Regina Juchun; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Research in Science Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to develop and validate an online contextualized test for assessing students' understanding of epistemic knowledge of science. In addition, how students' understanding of epistemic knowledge of science interacts with learner factors, including time spent on science learning, interest, self-efficacy, and gender, was…
Descriptors: Science Education, Knowledge Level, Student Interests, Self Efficacy
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Ge, Yun-Ping; Unsworth, Len; Wang, Kuo-Hua; Chang, Huey-Por – Research in Science Education, 2018
From a social semiotic perspective, image designs in science textbooks are inevitably influenced by the sociocultural context in which the books are produced. The learning environments of Australia and Taiwan vary greatly. Drawing on social semiotics and cognitive science, this study compares classificational images in Australian and Taiwanese…
Descriptors: Junior High School Students, Semiotics, Foreign Countries, Science Instruction
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Lin, Tzung-Jin; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Research in Science Education, 2018
The main purpose of this study was to investigate Taiwanese high school students' multi-dimensional self-efficacy and its sources in the domain of science. Two instruments, Sources of Science Learning Self-Efficacy (SSLSE) and Science Learning Self-Efficacy (SLSE), were used. By means of correlation and regression analyses, the relationships…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Self Efficacy, High School Students, Regression (Statistics)
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Jack, Brady Michael; Lee, Ling; Yang, Kuay-Keng; Lin, Huann-shyang – Research in Science Education, 2017
This study showcases the Science for Citizenship Model (SCM) as a new instructional methodology for presenting, to secondary students, science-related technology content related to the use of science in society not taught in the science curriculum, and a new approach for assessing the intercorrelations among three independent variables (benefits,…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Student Interests, Science Interests, Citizenship
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Chiu, Mei-Shiu – Research in Science Education, 2016
The aim of this study was to identify challenges in implementing a physics-before- 10 mathematics curriculum. Obviously, students need to learn necessary mathematics skills in order to develop advanced physics knowledge. In the 2010 high school curriculum in Taiwan, however, grade 11 science students study two-dimensional motion in physics without…
Descriptors: Physics, Mathematics Instruction, Science Instruction, Difficulty Level
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Lin, Tzung-Jin; Liang, Jyh-Chong; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Research in Science Education, 2015
The main purposes of this study were to identify Taiwanese university students' physics learning profiles in terms of their critical conceptions of learning physics and to compare their physics learning self-efficacy with the different learning profiles. A total of 250 Taiwanese undergraduates who were majoring in physics participated in this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, College Science, Physics
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Lee, Huei; Yen, Chiung-Fen; Aikenhead, Glen S. – Research in Science Education, 2012
This preliminary ethnographic investigation focused on how Indigenous traditional wisdom can be incorporated into school science and what students learned as a result. Participants included community elders and knowledge keepers, as well as 4th grade (10-year-old) students, all of Amis ancestry, an Indigenous tribe in Taiwan. The students'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Indigenous Knowledge, Grade 4
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Chang, Chun-Yen – Research in Science Education, 2010
This study examined the interrelationship between tenth-grade students' problem solving ability (PSA) and their domain-specific knowledge (DSK) as well as reasoning skills (RS) in a secondary school of Taiwan. The PSA test was designed to emphasize students' divergent-thinking ability (DTA) and convergent-thinking ability (CTA) subscales in the…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Earth Science, Problem Solving, Effect Size
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Lu, Tan-Ni; Cowie, Bronwen; Jones, Alister – Research in Science Education, 2010
This paper reports Grade 12 students' biology learning during interactive teaching classes in 2001 in Taiwan. The researcher as teacher, working within an interpretive framework, set out to improve her senior high school student biology teaching and learning. An intervention based on a social constructivist view of learning was designed,…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), High Schools, Intervention, Biology
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Lin, Chen-Yung; Hu, Reping; Changlai, Miao-Li – Research in Science Education, 2005
The new 1?9 curriculum framework in Taiwan provides a remarkable change from previous frameworks in terms of the coverage of content and the powers of teachers. This study employs a modified repertory grid technique to investigate biology teachers' preferences with regard to six curriculum components. One hundred and eighty-five in-service and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientific Concepts, Science Curriculum, Problem Solving