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Chin-Chung Tsai
National Chiao Tung University
23Publications
21H-index
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Tzu-Chiang Lin7
Estimated H-index: 7
(National Taiwan University of Science and Technology),
Tzung-Jin Lin5
Estimated H-index: 5
(National Taiwan University of Science and Technology),
Chin-Chung Tsai21
Estimated H-index: 21
(National Taiwan University of Science and Technology)
This paper presents the third study of research trends in science education. In this review, a total of 990 papers published in the International Journal of Science Education, the Journal of Research in Science Teaching, and Science Education from 2008 to 2012 were analyzed. The results indicate that in the recent five years (2008–2012), the top three research topics in the published papers were those regarding the context of students' learning, science teaching, and students' conceptual learnin...
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Ying-Chih Chen6
Estimated H-index: 6
(University of Iowa),
Chin-Chung Tsai21
Estimated H-index: 21
(National Taiwan University of Science and Technology)
This study implemented an online peer assessment activity to help 52 Taiwanese in‐service science and mathematics teachers to develop research proposals in an educational research course. The participants were divided into 16 groups, and each group was required to submit a proposal via three rounds of online peer‐assessment activity. This study found that, through the online peer‐assessment activity, the in‐service teachers could enhance their proposals at the initial stage of the activity, but ...
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Meichun Lydia Wen2
Estimated H-index: 2
(National Changhua University of Education),
Chin-Chung Tsai21
Estimated H-index: 21
(National Chiao Tung University),
Chun Yen Chang26
Estimated H-index: 26
(National Taiwan Normal University)
In recent years, peer assessment has been increasingly used as an alternative method of assessment in classrooms. The study described in this paper employed a 13‐item Likert‐scale instrument to evaluate participants’ attitudes towards both general (seven items) and online peer assessment (six items). A sample of 280 pre‐service teachers and 108 in‐service teachers from northern Taiwan participated in the study. A difference in attitude was found between pre‐service and in‐service teachers, becau...
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2005 in Adolescence
Chao Ming Huang1
Estimated H-index: 1
(National Taiwan Normal University),
Chin-Chung Tsai21
Estimated H-index: 21
(National Chiao Tung University),
Chun Yen Chang26
Estimated H-index: 26
(National Center for Science Education)
This study developed a Pupils' Nature of Science Scale, including the subscales of the invented and changing nature of science, the role of social negotiation on science, and cultural context on science, to assess early adolescents' views about the nature of science. More than 6,000 fifth and sixth graders in Taiwan responded to the Scale. The study revealed that the adolescents had quite different perspectives toward different subscales of the nature of science. Moreover, male adolescents tende...
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Ying-Tien Wu1
Estimated H-index: 1
(National Taiwan Normal University),
Chin-Chung Tsai21
Estimated H-index: 21
(National Chiao Tung University)
‘Information commitments’ include both a set of evaluative standards that Web users utilize to assess the accuracy and usefulness of information in Web-based learning environments (implicit component), and the information searching strategies that Web users use on the Internet (explicit component). An ‘Information Commitment Survey’ (ICS), consisting of aforementioned components, was developed. The participants of this study were 610 university students, coming from four universities in Taiwan, ...
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Chun Yen Chang26
Estimated H-index: 26
(National Taiwan Normal University),
Chin-Chung Tsai21
Estimated H-index: 21
(National Chiao Tung University)
This evaluation study investigated the effects of a teacher-centered versus student-centered computer-assisted instruction (CAI) on 10th graders' earth science stu- dent learning outcomes. This study also explored whether the effects of different forms of computer-assisted instruction (CAI) on student learning outcomes were influenced by student preferences of learning environment (PLE). A total of 347 10th-grade senior high school students participated in this nonequivalent control group quasie...
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Chin-Chung Tsai21
Estimated H-index: 21
(National Chiao Tung University),
Meichun Lydia Wen1
Estimated H-index: 1
(National Changhua University of Education)
The present study was a follow‐up to Tsai and Wen’s (2005) earlier research, in which 802 articles published in the International Journal of Science Education, Science Education, and the Journal of Research in Science Teaching from 1998 to 2002 were analysed in terms of author’s nationality, research type, and research topic. In the present study a total of 869 papers published in the three journals from 2003 to 2007 were analysed, and the results were compared with those of Tsai and Wen. Moreov...
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Ying-Tien Wu1
Estimated H-index: 1
(National Taiwan Normal University),
Chin-Chung Tsai21
Estimated H-index: 21
(National Chiao Tung University)
The main purpose of this study was to explore the effects of long-term constructivist-oriented science instruction on elementary school students' process of constructing cognitive structures. Furthermore, such effects on different science achievers were also investigated. The subjects of this study were 69 fifth graders in Taiwan, while they were assigned to either a constructivist-oriented instruction group or a traditional teaching group. The research treatment was conducted for 5 months, incl...
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Chin-Chung Tsai21
Estimated H-index: 21
(National Chiao Tung University),
Chun Yen Chang26
Estimated H-index: 26
(National Taiwan Normal University)
This study was based on the framework of the “conflict map” to facilitate student conceptual learning about causes of the seasons. Instruction guided by the conflict map emphasizes not only the use of discrepant events, but also the resolution of conflict between students' alternative conceptions and scientific conceptions, using critical events or explanations and relevant perceptions and conceptions that explicate the scientific conceptions. Two ninth grade science classes in Taiwan participat...
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Chin-Chung Tsai21
Estimated H-index: 21
(National Chiao Tung University),
Shiang Yao Liu6
Estimated H-index: 6
(National Kaohsiung Normal University)
The purpose of this study was to describe the development and validation of an instrument to identify various dimensions of scientific epistemological views (SEVs) held by high school students. The instrument included five SEV dimensions (subscales): the role of social negotiation on science, the invented and creative reality of science, the theory‐laden exploration of science, the cultural impacts on science, and the changing features of science. Six hundred and thirteen high school students in...
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