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Online assessing tenth-grade students' problem solving ability in the area of Earth sciences
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, Department of Earth Sciences, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan ; , Center for Science and Mathematics Education, The University of Texas at Austin, United States ; , , , Department of Earth Sciences, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

This study examined tenth-grade students' (n = 263) problem solving ability (PSA) online by tapping students' domain-specific knowledge (DSK), reasoning skills (RS), and attitudes toward (AT) the subject with respect to debris-flow-hazard related topics in a secondary school of Taiwan. The students' PSA was evaluated based on a previous model (Chang, 2004) which empirically established that students' PSA is a composite of DSK, RS and AT subscales. Major findings are as follows: (a) The correlation coefficients among students' DSK, RS and AT were relatively small, indicating that these subscales might have successfully represented different constructs of students' PSA; (b) A significantly positive correlation existed between students' PSA total scores and each subscale. It is, therefore, suggested that students' PSA may be potentially assessed online by measuring their essential components in the area of Earth sciences.

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Chang, C.Y., Barufaldi, J.P., Lin, M.C., Chen, Y.C. & Jhan, J.Y. (2005). Online assessing tenth-grade students' problem solving ability in the area of Earth sciences. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2005--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 3662-3665). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 21, 2019 from .

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