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    • ISSN: 2010-3689
    • Frequency: Bimonthly (2011-2014); Monthly (Since 2015)
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
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Editor-in-chief
Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
University of South Australia, Australia
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJIET. The journal publishes good papers which focous on the advanced researches in the field of information and education technology. Hopefully, IJIET will become a recognized journal among the scholars in the filed of information and education technology.
IJIET 2016 Vol.6(11): 836-842 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2016.V6.802

Integrating Scientific Inquiry Learning into Project Course of Vocational High Schools to Construct and Verify Core Competency Indicators

Chin-Wen Liao, Yu-Cheng Liao, Yao-Tsung Chiang, Hui-Fen Wu, and Yun-Hua Liao
Abstract—The study aims to construct competence indicators by integrating inquiry-based learning into students’ project study at vocational high schools. Based on the competence indicators constructed, students’ competence is verified. The study adopts Delphi technique to consult opinions and suggestions from Delphi technique experts. After three rounds of repeated revision, combination, adding and deleting of questionnaire items, the “core competence indicators with the integration of inquire-based learning into students’ project study at vocational high schools” are constructed by the analysis of mode, means, standard deviation, Kolmogorov-Smirnov one sample test, and AHP with the consistency of expert opinions as well as level of importance. The competence indicators questionnaire were distributed to 255 students of the 102 academic year, to analyze the importance and IPA, and then to analyze and discuss expert weight with students’ perceptions and IPA.

Index Terms—Scientific inquiry learning, project course, core competency indicators.

C.-W. Liao, Y.-T. Chiang, and H.-F. Wu are with the Department of Industrial Education and Technology, National Changhua University of Education (NCUE), Taiwan (e-mail: tcwliao@cc.ncue.edu.tw, cytsung@gmail.com, w3313529@gmail.com).
Y.-C. Liao is with the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan (e-mail: ms0605521@yahoo.com.tw).
Y.-H. Liao is with the Department of Civic Education and Leadship, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan (e-mail: grapesherry@yahoo.com.tw).

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Cite: Chin-Wen Liao, Yu-Cheng Liao, Yao-Tsung Chiang, Hui-Fen Wu, and Yun-Hua Liao, "Integrating Scientific Inquiry Learning into Project Course of Vocational High Schools to Construct and Verify Core Competency Indicators," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 6, no. 11, pp. 836-842, 2016.

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