Chun-Yen C.Y. Chang

Chun-Yen C.Y. Chang
National Taiwan Normal University | NTNU · Department of Sciences Education

Ph.D.

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Introduction
Dr. Chun-Yen Chang is a science education scholar in Taiwan. Currently, he serves as National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) Chair Professor, Director of Science Education Center (NTNU), Professor of the Graduate Institute of Science Education and the Department of Earth Sciences (NTNU). Dr. Chang’s major research interests include science education and e-Learning, interdisciplinary science learning and science communication.
Additional affiliations
January 2017 - December 2019
Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education
Position
  • Editor-in-Chief
January 2015 - present
Complex Systems Digital Campus (CS-DC) (a UNESCO UniTwin Network)
Position
  • Council Board Member
January 2015 - present
CS-DC Educational Ecosystem Committee
Position
  • Co-Chair
Education
June 1994 - August 1996
The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX (USA)
Field of study
  • Curriculum & Instruction
August 1992 - May 1994
The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX (USA)
Field of study
  • Curriculum & Instruction
September 1985 - June 1990
National Taiwan Normal University
Field of study
  • Earth Science

Publications

Publications (211)
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This study investigated the effects of integrating the “CloudClassRoom” (CCR) and the DEmo-CO-design/teach-feedback-DEbriefing (DECODE) model to improve pre-service teachers’ online technological pedagogical and content knowledge (TPACK). The DECODE model includes four stages: Teacher’s DEmonstrations, Students CO-train in using CloudClassRoom, Stu...
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The glutamatergic signaling pathway is involved in molecular learning and human cognitive ability. Specific single variants (SNVs, formerly single-nucleotide polymorphisms ) in the genes encoding N-methyl- d -aspartate receptor subunits have been associated with neuropsychiatric disorders by altering glutamate transmission. However, these variants...
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This study aims to determine the role of worldview perspective on science students’ decision-making process by a socio-scientific issue-based instruction through an integrated Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education. Understanding the decision-making process in complex themed learning is one of the most important instruments...
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This study aims to test the effectiveness of a socio-scientific issue (SSI) based instruction through STEM-6E (engage, explore, explain, engineer, enrich, and evaluate). Controversial science topics (e.g. genetically modified organisms) in many countries, especially Indonesia, can be approached via integrated STEM education. One hundred and nine ju...
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Game-based learning has been shown to motivate and engage students in the domain of learning, knowledge and thinking skills, such as problem-solving and decision-making. This article reports the design and use of an educational board game for learning chemistry that attempts to improve students’ scientific concepts as well as creative problem solvi...
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El número 36 de RHELA aborda la relación entre educación y nuevas tecnologías desde tres dimensiones: en primer lugar, describe los aspectos de los marcos conceptuales y programáticos de la Organización para la Cooperación y el Desarrollo Económico (OCDE) y los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS) adoptados por las Naciones Unidas. Esto propond...
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The aim of this study was to develop a scale to measure students’ blended learning course experience. A total of 792 undergraduate students from Malaysia participated in this study. Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) was employed to evaluate the factor structure of the scale. As a result of EFA, three factors with 19 items that explained 68.06% of t...
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Objective: This article describes the implementation plan, advance and future directions of the academic and educational research center eLISE (e-Learning Integrated STEM Education Center) whose foundation intends to narrow the collaboration between Taiwan and Vietnam in e-Learning and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) in the fra...
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The glutamatergic signaling pathway is involved in molecular learning and human cognitive ability. Specific single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the genes encoding NMDA receptor subunits have been associated with neuropsychiatric disorders by altering glutamate transmission. But how these polymorphisms associated with cognition and brain psych...
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Examining and developing courses of education for sustainable development (ESD) is the goal of this study. Building on the theory of game-based learning, this study develops teaching strategies that employ board games for ESD. The design context of the board game, entitled “Be Blessed Taiwan”, is situated in the dilemma between biological conservat...
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Educational Innovations and Emerging Technologies (EIET) is a scientific and technological journal of the International Institute of Knowledge Innovation and Invention, Singapore (IIKII). In the digital age, EIET covers the design, the building, the usages and the evaluation of cognitive technologies that favor the process of inquiry-based learning...
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The aim of this study was to analyze public opinion about online learning during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) pandemic. A total of 154 articles from online news and blogging websites related to online learning were extracted from Google and DuckDuckGo. The articles were extracted for 45 days, starting from the day the World Health Organi...
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In this comparative analysis, the cases of Taiwan and Colombia display two paths for designing a natural sciences curriculum related to quality education goals. Their differences are based on their central concepts, definitions of learning stages, delimitations of cross-subjects and cores of scientific knowledge, and alignment with international as...
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The marine environment has plunged into crisis with the growth of human activities. The enhancement of responsible environmental behavior (REB) requires policy and education to cultivate social awareness and actions to sustain marine resources. Several studies revealed that the intention serves as an effective predictor of actual behaviors. Further...
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This chapter focuses on the development, adaptation, and revising of the Taiwanese-based STEM2TV (STEM for Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam) module toward the needs of New Asia. The STEM2TV project aims to investigate and develop the next generation of STEM education for this region. After the introduction to this chapter, we present our STEM2TV proje...
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In light of the increased time spent by people on watching the news via social media, what might be the communication impacts if science education could help in producing science news media for the public? The present study compared the audience levels of awareness, enjoyment, interest, opinion formation, and understanding (AEIOU) toward science ex...
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Abstract This study used a systematic review and meta-analysis as a method to investigate whether STEM enactment in Asia effectively enhances students’ learning outcomes. Verifiable examples of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, effectively being applied in Asia, are presented in this study. The study involved 4768...
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Factors affecting the quality of education can be observed from students' problem-solving abilities and academic learning achievements. This research aims to examine a direct relationship between students' problem-solving abilities and academic learning achievement by using a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education at a c...
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The purpose of this study was to explore the inter-relationships among students’ self-esteem, bullying victimization/perpetration behaviours, and perceived parental support, with a focus on how self-esteem mediates the association of parental support and bullying behaviours and how bullying mediates the association of parental support and self-este...
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STEM education has been considered a panacea to cultivate the talents and quality citizens in the 21stcentury all over the world (Bybee, 2013). In China many elementary and secondary schools are also attracted to STEM education. However, just like a thousand Harmlet in the mind of a thousand readers, there are different definitions and values of ST...
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In learning based on socio-scientific issues, teachers primarily use role playing in situation learning to promote students’ knowledge and responsibility and to teach them how to reach a consensus in multirole scenarios. However, if participants only engage with the material from the perspective of having one role, they will ignore comprehensive in...
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This article reports the design of a scientific board game, named “Element Enterprise Tycoon” (EET), which creates a scenario combining chemical elements, techniques, and products in daily life. The game cards are designed to motivate students not only to retrieve information about chemical elements, but also to be proficient in chemistry. Moreover...
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The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development emphasized teachers as the cornerstone for the betterment of education. Teachers’ practices are strongly affected by teachers’ perceptions. The purpose of this study was to identify teachers’ perceptions to sustain STEM education development, regarding STEM education, STEM competencies, and difficulties i...
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In an aging population with a changing demographic structure, the government aims to ensure that elderly people receive care. In the concept of lifelong learning, education opportunities are available to senior learners, not just children and young people. The sustainable development for senior learners becomes a very important issue because it pro...
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By investigating scholarly output in science communication from 1997 to 2018, this research sought evidence that science education has been increasingly focusing on communication methods to reach the public. Through an automatic scientometric method, this study analyzed 1300 articles published in two leading journals in the field of science communi...
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The aim of this exploratory study was to examine the impact of five personality traits (extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, and intellect/imagination) on the perception of students towards online learning. A total of 208 students from Taiwan (male = 96 and female = 112) with previous online course experience participated in...
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For better understanding of how the public perceive the information in science communication; this study sought to develop the scale of Science Edu-Communication (SEC), an instrument to measure AEIOU: Awareness; Enjoyment; Interest; Opinion formation; and Understanding. The AEIOU framework was adopted for use as the major component of SEC to depict...
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This research uses board games as teaching material to develop students’ decision-making ability and basic scientific literacy and to foster students’ value for nature and social caring by working with socioscientific issues. The board game structure contains four perspective systems: ecological, economic, cultural, and political. In the game proce...
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The Second Eurasian Conference on Educational Innovation 2019 (ECEI 2019) was held in Singapore on 27–29 January 2019, and provided a communication platform for researchers on the topic of educational innovations [...]
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Based on perspectives of exemplary teachers, this study constructed a theory on key competencies for teachers and employed the Rasch model to develop an instrument for measuring the key competencies. The theory conceptualizes teacher key competencies to consist of three dimensions: professional ethics, professional teaching and professional learnin...
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With the rapid development of technology, incorporation of Information Communication Technology (ICT) for formative assessment purpose has been increasing over the past decade. This article describes the design and development of identification of students' misconceptions in an individualized learning environment (iSMILE) system that includes accom...
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Climate change has severely affected water resources (WRs) today, highlighting the importance of promoting education on WR adaptation (WRA). The goal of WRA education is to cultivate learners’ cross-oriented system knowledge (COSK), responsibility for WR environment (RWRE), value of public benefits (VPB), and empathy and negotiating thinking (EaNT)...
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Several reports have revealed that methyl CpG‐binding protein 2 (MeCP2), brain‐derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), phospho‐cAMP response element‐binding protein (p‐CREB), and microRNAs may be important in regulating academic performance due to their roles in neuropsychiatry and cognitive diseases. The first goal of this study was to explore the ass...
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The development and deployment of STEM education in every continent and country are different. An instrument to access the current situation of the application, knowledge, as well as attitude towards STEM education, is necessary. This research aimed to design and develop a valid instrument that can be used to assure the quantitative degree of attit...
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This study focuses on assessing the growth of the latest developments of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) as part of an effort to maintain the progress of STEM education. Assessment is necessary for every educational activity, including in the field of STEM education. However, there are limited comprehensive reports on the p...
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With the rapid advancement in educational technology, emerging technologies, e.g. Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), Mixed Reality (MR), Extended Reality (XR) are getting a lot of attention from the researchers, teachers, and policy makers across the different disciplines in formal and informal learning. This article summarizes a recentl...
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The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of Augmented Reality (AR) assisted learning environment on students' learning performance. A total of 30 students were invited to learn the topic of geometry in different instructional settings. One group of students learned geometry with only paper information, another with paper information...
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This study aimed to examine the relative effectiveness of using an animation versus static pictures in terms of supporting the learning of genetics. To provide a methodologically sound comparison, the two sessions were constructed to be equivalent and were designed based on principles provided by the cognitive theory of multimedia learning and the...
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This study, first of all, aimed to develop a new survey to assess Taiwanese teachers’ perceived self-efficacy in STEM knowledge. Second, it aimed to probe any differences in teachers’ perceived self-efficacy in STEM knowledge regarding their gender and teaching subjects. Last, we examined the structural relations among teachers’ perceived self-effi...
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Neural oscillatory activities existing in multiple frequency bands usually represent different levels of neurophysiological meanings, from micro-scale to macro-scale organizations. In this paper, we adopted Holo-Hilbert spectral analysis (HHSA) to study the amplitude-modulated (AM) and frequency-modulated (FM) components in sensorimotor Mu rhythm i...
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Augmented reality (AR) is growing in popularity in teaching and learning due in part to powerful new technologies. What has yet to be well established is when and with which learners and learning tasks AR is an effective approach. Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine the effectiveness of using AR-based formative assessment for improving...
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The aim of this study is to design and implement a Digital Interactive Globe System (DIGS), by integrating low-cost equipment to make DIGS cost-effective. DIGS includes a data processing unit, a wireless control unit, an image-capturing unit, a laser emission unit, and a three-dimensional (3D) hemispheric body-imaging screen. A quasi-experimental s...
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The purpose of this study was to examine the relations between primary school students’ conceptions of, approaches to, and self-efficacy in learning science in Mainland China. A total of 1049 primary school students from Mainland China participated in this study. Three instruments were adapted to measure students’ conceptions of learning science, a...
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The aim of this study was to explore cross-country (Taiwan versus India) differences in students’ perceptions of online leaning by gender. The self-reported instrument, POSTOL (Perception of Students towards Online Learning), was conducted to the students from Taiwan and India. Of the total 441 respondents, there were 233 students from India and 20...
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This study proposes a regional fringe analysis (RFA) method to detect the regions of a target object in captured shifted images to improve depth measurement in phase-shifting fringe projection profilometry (PS-FPP). In the RFA method, region-based segmentation is exploited to segment the de-fringed image of a target object, and a multi-level fuzzy-...
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The relationship between the use of Geogebra and Technological Pedagogical Content and Knowledge (TPACK) by teachers has not been fully investigated and understood. Therefore, the aim of this study was to integrate GeoGebra technology to develop the TPACK of secondary school pre-service mathematics teachers. The participants of this study were 60 I...
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In recent years, the Intelligent Tutoring System (ITS) has received much attention from educators and researchers alike. While ITS technology has been utilized in developed countries for quite some time, increasingly, many developing countries have begun to adopt ITS in their education systems. This chapter presents an overview of ITS research in d...
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This study investigated the relationship between gifted students’ academic self-concept (ASC) and academic achievement (AC) in earth science with internationally representative high-school students from the third International Earth Science Olympiad (IESO) held in Taiwan in 2009. The results of regression analysis indicated that IESO students’ ASC...
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Grit, one of the newly developed non-cognitive traits, encompasses the characteristics of perseverance and consistency of interest. Grit is associated with good academic performance, resilience, and well-being. To understand the nature of Grit in detail, this study probed the relationship between Grit and the widely-applied and well-established Big...
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With the rapid development of technology, incorporation of Information Communication Technology (ICT) for formative assessment purpose has been increasing over the past decade. This article describes the design and development of identification of students' misconceptions in an individualized learning environment (iSMILE) system that includes accom...
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Repetitive movements at a constant rate require the integration of internal time counting and motor neural networks. Previous studies have proved that humans can follow short durations automatically (automatic timing) but require more cognitive efforts to track or estimate long durations. In this study, we studied sensorimotor oscillatory activitie...
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Breaking traditional teaching of the periodic table: Learning chemistry elements in the board game.
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Text clustering is a powerful information retrieval technique to detect topics from document corpora, so as to provide information browsing, analysis, and organization. On the other hand, the Instant Response System (IRS) has been widely used in recent years to enhance student engagement in class and thus improve their learning effectiveness. Howev...
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The present study aimed to examine the effectiveness of the flipped classroom learning environment on learner’s learning achievement and motivation, as well as to investigate the effects of flipped classrooms on learners with different achievement levels in learning mathematics concepts. The learning achievement and motivation were measured by Math...
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The aim of the current study is to explore the effectiveness of using inquiry instruction to support high school students' learning of seismology. A total of 191 Taiwanese high school students were recruited and assigned to the guided-inquiry condition or the structured-inquiry condition. Students' learning outcomes (i.e., basic knowledge of seismo...