2017/08/01 Prof. Chin-Chung Tsai will be affiliated with Program of Learning Sciences, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan from Auguest 1st, 2017.
 
2016/04/11 Call for papers: the Second International Conference for Personal Epistemology and Learning (PEL)

The Second International Conference for “Personal Epistemology and Learning (PEL)”
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology,
Taipei, Taiwan
Conference Dates: 13-15, December, 2016

Submission Deadline: August 15, 2016 September 15, 2016 (extended!)

Personal epistemology refers to individuals’ beliefs about the nature of knowledge and knowing. This conference, with the theme of “Personal Epistemology and Learning (PEL),” is devoted to elaborating the interplay between personal epistemology and learning. This conference will discuss how personal epistemology may play a role in the learning process and outcome. In addition, instruction, curriculum design, emerging technologies, and the cultural impacts on the development of personal epistemology have received growing interests among researchers. It is encouraged that international researchers and practitioners contribute papers for presentation at the 2nd PEL conference to share their research findings and best practices, as well as exchange updated views of recent development in the field.

Possible topics for the conference include
‧ Conceptual/Developmental Models of Personal Epistemology
‧ Theoretical and Conceptual Issues about Personal Epistemology and Learning
‧ Methodological Issues about Assessing Personal Epistemology
‧ Empirical Studies on Cultural-specific Personal Epistemology and Learning
‧ Perspectives on Domain-Specific or Context-Specific Personal Epistemology
‧ Research about Personal Epistemology, Learning Process, and Epistemic Cognition
‧ Empirical Studies on Personal Epistemology in Technology-enhanced Learning Environment
‧ Research about Internet-Specific Epistemology and Learning

Formatting for Proposal Submission
‧ Please prepare a summary of paper proposal for presentation (up to 800 words in English or 2000 words in Chinese) with the format of WORD or PDF, and submit it to pel.ntust @gmail.com by 15, August, 2016. The summary should deal explicitly with many of the following:
1. Objectives or purposes,
2. Perspective(s) or theoretical framework,
3. Methods, techniques, or modes of inquiry,
4. Data sources or evidence,
5. Results and/or conclusions

‧ The submitted summary should include all authors’ names, affiliations, and e-mail addresses. The corresponding author should be labeled. After the process of peer review, the decision of the proposal for presentation will be made by 15, September, 2016.

Invited Keynote Speakers (already confirmed)
Prof. Barbara K. Hofer, Middlebury College, USA
Prof. Ivar Braten, University of Oslo, Norway
Prof. Kirsti Lonka, University of Helsinki, Finland (Editor of Learning and Instruction)
Prof. Ching Sing Chai, National Institute of Education, Singapore
Prof. Fang-Ying Yang, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan

Conference Chair and Panel Discussant
Prof. Chin-Chung Tsai, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan (Co-Editor of Computers & Education)

Please visit conference website: http://www.cctsai.net/PEL2016
Any inquiry about this conference, please e-mail pel.ntust@gmail.com or Conference Chair (Prof. Chin-Chung Tsai) at cctsai@mail.ntust.edu.tw

 
2014/10/10 Congratulations! National Taiwan University of Science and Technology ranked 81 in the world's top 100 universities for social sciences

The 2014-2015 Times Higher Education World University Rankings' Social Sciences table judges world class universities across all of their core missions - teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. The ranking of the world's top 100 universities for social sciences employs 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons available, which are trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments. (from Times Higher Education Magazine)

 
2009/ 08/ 06 Prof. Chin-Chung Tsai has been appointed as the Co-Editor of “Computers & Education,” effective from July 2009.

Computers & Education (indexed in SSCI and SCI) journal website:
http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/347/description#description

 
2009/ 07/ 16 CALL For PAPERS
Special Issue on “The psychology of science learning among the students in Asia-Pacific countries” for the journal of The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher (indexed in SSCI)

Results from some international science achievement tests, such as the TIMSS, have repeatedly shown that students from some Asia-Pacific countries outperform those from other continents for the past decades. Given that the enhancement of students’ scientific literacy enormously contributes to the development of modern society, the Asian students’ advantage in science learning deserves more attention to shed light on the improvement of science education for building a better society. However, the international comparative science assessment also has indicated that some Asia countries are among the low performing countries. More research is necessary to explore the possible role of psychological processes in low science achievement in these countries.

The aim of this special issue is to cover various aspects of science learning in Asia-Pacific countries. In recent years, there is a considerable increase in the number and quality of studies on Asia-Pacific students’ science learning. Through empirical evidence, this special issue hopes to highlight the psychology of science learning in light of Asian cultural and contextual backgrounds, and to reflect the current development of science education in Asian-Pacific countries.

This special issue welcomes original ideas, along with empirical validation in the following topics:

  • Comparative studies on science learning across different countries
  • Asia-Pacific students’ learning beliefs toward science
  • Asia-Pacific students’ epistemologies toward science
  • Asia-Pacific students’ cognitive and motivational strategies of science learning
  • Asia-Pacific students’ mental models or conceptual development in science
  • Asia-Pacific students’ higher-lever thinking and understanding in science
  • Technology-enhanced science learning
  • Socio-cultural factors in science learning among Asia-Pacific students
  • Language and science learning

Potential authors are invited to submit to an expression of interest through email to Prof. Chin-Chung Tsai (cctsai@mail.ntust.edu.tw) attached with an abstract around 500 words in length. The timeline for this special issue is as follow:

15th July 2009

Issue invitations to potential authors
10th November 2009

Abstracts received from potential authors

10th December 2009 The decisions for the abstracts sent to the authors

1st March 2010

Full paper to be received from authors

1st June 2010

Notice of editorial decision

1st October 2010

Final submission of revised papers

March 2011

Special issue published

The special issue includes both full length (6,000 to 8,000 words) articles and short reports (<4,000 words).  Please indicate your intention with regards to this. All articles will be peer-reviewed. 

*The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher is indexed and abstracted in the Social Sciences Citation Index, Social Science search, and Journal Citation Reports/Social Science Edition.  The journal is published by De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines.  Prof. Allan B. I. Bernardo is Editor of the journal, and Prof. Chin-Chung Tsai is the Guest Editor of the special issue.

Any inquiry about this special issue, please contact Prof. Chin-Chung Tsai.
Prof. Chin-Chung Tsai’s website: www.cctsai.net

You Can Download the Document HERE

 
2009/ 07/ 03 CALL FOR PAPERS
Personal Epistemology and Learning (PEL) conference, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan, 16- 17, December, 2009

CALL Deadline: September 15, 2009
Personal epistemology refers to individuals’ beliefs about the nature of knowledge and knowing. This conference, with the theme of “Personal Epistemology and Learning,” is devoted to elaborating the interplay between personal epistemology and learning. This conference will discuss how personal epistemology may play a role in the learning process and outcome. In addition, instruction, curriculum design, and the cultural impacts on the development of personal epistemology have received growing interests among researchers. It is hoped that international practitioners contribute papers for presentation at PEL conference to share their research findings and best practices, as well as exchange updated views of recent development in the field.

Possible topics for the conference may include:
˙Conceptual/Developmental Models of Personal Epistemology
˙Theoretical and Conceptual Issues about Personal Epistemology and Learning
˙Methodological Issues about Assessing Personal Epistemology
˙Empirical Studies on Cultural-specific Personal Epistemology and Learning
˙Perspectives on Domain-Specific Personal Epistemology
˙Empirical Studies on Personal Epistemology in New Learning Environment (such as technology-enhanced learning environment)
˙Research about Personal Epistemology and Learning Process

Conference Website:http://www.cctsai.net/PEL2009/index.html