200 six-formers, selected on a random basis, will participate in the science summer camp, to be held at the HKUST campus from 24 to 28 July.
“Many students labor under the misconception that the career prospects of science graduates are limited to teaching, research or jobs in science-related fields,” said Prof Shiu Yuen Cheng, Associate Dean of Science and the Head of the Mathematics Department. “The truth of the matter is that a science degree will teach you logical thinking and problem-solving skills applicable in all fields.”
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The School of Business and Management of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST Business School) has launched its first Insurance Day.
*Fooyin University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
ABSTRACT: The main purpose of this study was to compile a Questionnaire of Career Planning and Satisfaction (QCPS), to survey the differences in diverse programs, gender, and departments of technological and professional college students concerning the career belief, planning capacity and career satisfaction. Moreover, we compile the Self Creative Thinking Scale (SCTS), Creative Thinking Test (CTT) to evaluate the differences between creative thinking instruction and traditional instruction existing among career belief, planning capacity and career satisfaction; and among fluency, openness, flexibility, originality, elaboration, heading and total creative scores. In order to achieve the goals, we adopted two methods: surveying the 2068 subjects and then planning a quasi-experiment design of the control section with unequal prior and post test (experimental group, 50 subjects; control group 52 subjects). According to Pearson correlation, ANOVA, etc., we discovered that the programs, gender and departments were significant differences in the career belief, planning capacity and career satisfaction. The experimental group students who received creative thinking instruction of career planning course obtained more significant gains in fluency, openness, flexibility, originality, elaboration, heading and total creative scores than the control group students who received traditional instruction. There were some significant correlations between SCTS and CTT in some items mentioned above. Finally, suggestions were proposed for educational administration and liberal teaching and career counseling agencies, technological and professional college teachers and future researchers.
Results showed different patterns of student responses on the five subscales.
This group of students held probable diverse or even dichotomous views about the cultural-dependent feature of science (if the instrument was perceived as adequately developed). Our previous studies (Liu & Lederman, 2002; Tsai, 1999b) have found that Taiwanese students tended to hold a stereotypic image that science was a western product, and science did not exist in Chinese or Taiwanese culture. Such a stereotype is probably changed through experiencing the instruc- tion about the nature of science, especially from the historical perspective. It implied that students’ responses to the items seemed to reflect whether or not they have been offered opportunities to contact the issues regarding the history of science or relevant information. However, this implication needs more evidence to verify.
the most important factors of career selection for the group in this study. Next to the reason of ``good salary and fringe benefits'' in importance, the reason of ``influence of parents'' was ranked as the second most important reason. This reason is seldom listed as a survey item by each of the earlier research, but is an important factor to consider. In Taiwan, the influence of the parents on people who choose a career in policing is great. Generally speaking, the expectation of the parents in Taiwan can be divided into three categories: financial concern, job security, and social reputation. Nevertheless, the question as to which expectation is most important still needs further investigation. When comparing previous research, the results reveal some very important cultural differ- ences between Taiwan and other countries. First, the role of parents plays an important part when choosing a career in policing in Taiwan. Second, Chinese culture often emphasizes the importance of children obeying their parents even at the time of career choice. Thus, the respondents in Taiwan can be expected to respect the opinion of their parents since most of the respondents were only about twenty- years-old and without job experience when they had to make this decision. Accordingly, the opinion of their parents became more important. Finally, the survey results imply that police departments should be concerned with the financial incentive and parents' influence on the students when recruiting.
Through the learning, we could continuously promote the ability of the organization members, and in the meantime, make the organizational skill accelerate promptly, strengthen the organization operation day by day, and can also have more flexibility to respond to the fast changeable environment through the knowledge sharing. In order to respond to the "challenging Taiwanese digital modern eras planning in 2008", the learners had to hold a characteristic of large multidimensional learning. At present if college students had individually a learning style, for example they used the digital tool to obtain the digital teaching material through the wired or wireless network and carried out an activity of on-line or off-line digital learning or electronical learning, then they could easily obtain the knowledge needed. The learning which facilitated knowledge innovation could raise the industry value about fundamental scientific knowledge of colleges and reach the target of "national science technique development project"(2005-2008) to cultivate the talented persons of technology who emphasized learning curriculum and matched the industry needs and let them have the career vision. The educators established the fortress of happy learning, and let the learners leisurely visit the treasure house of information to share learning fun. The learners could appropriately control the approach of digital times, learning type of more multidimensional and getting away from the restriction of time and space. The digital technology
International research shows that when residents in training are choosing their specialty, the influences on their decision include future quality of life, the medical environment, and the people in it. [10-12] A review of recent criminal cases in Taiwan involving medical disputes indicates that what doctors most urgently need to know about is informed consent. To this end, clinical case examples were specially compiled into PBL lesson plans and taught using an integrated approach, encompassing discussions on laws and regulations and role-playing exercises that enabled students to practice doctor- patient communication in simulated scenarios. These methods gave students a deeper and more practical understanding of medical ethics, humanistic care, and clinical communication. Analysis of the questionnaire results indicates that after taking the course, students feel more confident in their choice to study medicine for altruistic reasons, their own sense of accomplishment, the application of their expertise, quality of life and to be valued by society. Of these, most consideration was given to their aptitudes, interests, and sense of accomplishment. The qualitative feedback from the closing conferences and reflection reports also shows that the students highly approve of the course and give it positive reviews. During the course, they learnt that “acquiring good communication skills and fulfilling the obligation to obtain informed consent are the fundamental means of preventing medical disputes.” These analysis results reveal that it would prove worthwhile to extend the contents and methods of the course under study.
possibly focus more on task at hand, instead of focusing on problems that can be distracting from a company’s goals therefore an advantage already exists to filter many problem that come from working with foreign employees. This is supported by the literature presented in chapter 2.
More importantly companies looking for foreign employees can now realize that foreign students looking for work most likely will have a strong understanding of culture and networking behavior that is so important in the workplace. Furthermore that attention must be paid to labor policies, this is because possibly the most qualified people, by this we refer with people with high career decision making self-efficacy levels, do perceived good perceived career prospects but they will possibly go elsewhere to work, even more that labor policies may need to be revised in Taiwan if attracting foreign labor is the goal. Foreign student’s knowledge regarding labor policies does influence their perceived career prospects but without a real intention to look for work it sounds an alarming warning about the foreign labor that Taiwan has because foreign students are not willing to stay in the country if enough incentive is provided.
This research proposes a STEM course with CARLS support for vocational high school students in Taiwan to enhance their knowledge achievement, and hands-on skill performance. The results of the research revealed that:
(1) students with better understanding of how CK and PK interact will benefit in clarifying their misconceptions, which probably improve their knowledge achievement on CK and/or PK further; (2) only after successfully devel- only after successfully devel- nly after successfully devel- oping an understanding of, CK, PK, and how CK and PK interact was the students able to acquire hands-on skill in the proposed STEM course with CARLS support; (3) The reasons causing learning difficulties of low achievement students are complicated and require teacher’s counseling and help individually. This research has provided pre- research has provided pre- has provided pre- liminary empirical evidence to support the effectiveness of a STEM course with CARLS support in terms of facilitat- ing students’ understanding of interaction of CK and PK to acquire hands-on skill for problem-solving in the real world. Furthermore, the proposed STEM course with CARLS support does not only help the educator comprehend the individual differences and misconceptions of the students through their learning portfolios, but also saves the educator’s time for paying more attention to the individual’s learning difficulties as well as to providing extra training materials for unprepared students.
The selected students in this study came from 12 high schools across different demographic areas in Taiwan. For each participating school, a total of 10 students were selected for interviews about their conceptions of learning science. In Taiwan’s high school system, at the end of 10th grade study, every student is required to choose a major either from science or art, thus leading to two different types of curricular programmes. The science-major programme is designed forstudents who wish to continue their (college) study in the fields of natural sciences, medicine, and engi- neering, whereas the art-major programme is forstudents intending to pursue advanced study in the fields of art and social studies. Therefore, these two programmes have different foci of curricula, and, certainly, the science-major programme includes more courses related to mathematics and natural sciences (such as physics and chem- istry). Students’ choice of major at this stage is fairly important, as they will have differ- ent subject examinations in nationwide College Entrance Examinations. In addition to some core subject tests, such as Chinese, English and mathematics, the science- major students should take the subject tests such as physics, chemistry, and biology, while the art-major students should take those of history and geography. Their scores on the subject tests will influence their qualification of entering the college depart- ments. In general, only science-major students can enter science-related, medicine- related or engineering-related departments in colleges, and, similarly, only art-major students can get in some art-related or social science-related college departments.
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The College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the National Taiwan University has identied the area of content sciencefor media-rich life, broadly con- strued, as one of core areas for the college’s future direc- tions. One major aspect of this project is to develop the en- abling technology for reconﬁgurable platforms for multime- dia applications. Speciﬁcally, the goal is to develop recon- ﬁgurable platforms of system-on-a-chip (SoC) components for the applications to support the needs of multi-modal multimedia contents and to provide rapid system prototyp- ing. The faculties in the College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science have formed a multi-discipline team to develop such technology. Our team includes seven fac- ulties and more than thirty students from the college. This short report describes the reconﬁgurable platform for con- tent science research activities currently underway by our team. Our current activities include to develop the technol- ogy to analyze the critical path for avoiding hardware con- tention, to minimize the use of logic components, to design the multimedia IPs, to optimally route the bus and place the logic units, to design energy efﬁcient cache, to evaluate the performance and power consumption, to design the algo- rithm for temporal ﬂoor-planning/placement.
hope that students can engage in a wider range of learning experiences than simply verifying textbook claims, but students merely work toward the ‘aims’ of laboratory activities. Alternatively, students may prefer to develop a better understanding of the concepts and nature of science and scientific inquiry through laboratory work, but science teachers may not actually provide such laboratory environments or recognize these purposes. Fisher and Fraser (1983), for example, found, in an Australian sample, that students preferred a more favorable classroom environment than was being actually organized by science teachers. In the same classrooms, teachers generally perceived the environment of their classes more favorably than did students. That is, there was a gap between students’ perceptions of classroom learning environments and those expressed by teachers. Fisher and Fraser probably suggested that the gap arose because of the different roles teachers and students played in the classroom environments. It is obvious that teachers and students also play different roles in the laboratory. 2 As a result, this study hypothesized that there is still a gap between science teachers’ and students’ perceptions toward laboratory environments.
2 National Key Center for School Science and Mathematics, Curtin University of Technology, GPO Box U1987, Perth 6845, Australia
Received 21 August 1999; Accepted 7 December 2000
Abstract: In the study described in this article a questionnaire was employed that can be used to assess students' and teachers' perceptions of science teachers' interpersonal communication behaviors in their classroom learning environments. The Teacher Communication Behavior Questionnaire (TCBQ) has ®ve scales: Challenging, Encouragement and Praise, Non-Verbal Support, Understanding and Friendly, and Controlling. The TCBQ was used with a large sample of secondary sciencestudents in Taiwan, which provided additional validation data for the TCBQ for use in Taiwan and cross-validation data for its use in English-speaking countries. Girls perceived their teachers as more understanding and friendly than did boys, and teachers in biological science classrooms exhibited more favorable behavior toward their students than did those in physical science classrooms. Differences were also noted between the perceptions of the students and their teachers. Positive relationships were found between students' perceptions of their teachers' communication behaviors and their attitudes toward science. Students' cognitive achievement scores were higher when students perceived their teacher as using more challenging questions, as giving more nonverbal support, and as being more understanding and friendly. The development of both teacher and student versions of the TCBQ enhances the possibility of the use of the instrument by teachers. ß 2002 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. J Res Sci Teach 39: 63±78, 2002
The MoU was signed by HKUST Acting Provost Prof. PONG Ting-Chuen and HKSI Chief Executive Dr. Trisha LEAHY. Witnesses were Prof. Sabrina LIN, HKUST Vice-President for Institutional Advancement; Prof. King CHOW, HKUST Acting Dean of Students and Mr. Ron LEE, HKSI Director of Community Relations and Marketing.
Dr. Trisha Leahy said, “HKSI attaches great importance to the provision of comprehensive support in promoting the holistic development and sustainable growth of young athletes. The MOU provides athletes with flexible access to tertiary education. It solidifies the concept of dual career pathway and empowers elite athletes pursuing their sporting dreams while continuing university studies. Thanks to the HKUST for sharing the same vision on whole- person development with the HKSI and I look forward to an even more integrated collaboration with HKUST in the future”.
who knew that sound required an elastic medium to be transferred sometimes got confused and thought light and heat must be the same. Nevertheless, the data of the tenth graders did not show a similar finding. Researchers are encouraged to look into the complexities of students’ mental models more carefully by looking back at the responses of students on the items and how they may be related. Since the networked two-tier test system has the capacity to record students’ responses within a digital database, educators can effectively conduct such correlation analyses even when additional items are included.
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Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Minerva Project Collaborate to Provide Enriching Learning Experiences forStudents
CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION
This study aims to examine the effects of three different reading modes—silent reading, self-reading aloud and teacher’s reading aloud—on Taiwanese EFL senior high school students’ reading comprehension, including the comprehension of two different text types—narration and exposition, and the correctness in answering two different question types—main idea questions and detail questions. This chapter presents an overview of this study. It consists of three sections. Section 1.1 is the background and motivation of the study along with the intended research questions.