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Institute of Learning Sciences and Technologies, NTHU
Su-Yen Chen
Su-Yen Chen

Present Position:Chair and Professor, Institute of Learning Sciences and Technologies
E-mail:suychen@mx.nthu.edu.tw
Tel:+886-3-5162018
Office:General Building II B Side, 415
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Highest Degree:Ph. D. in Curriculum & Instruction, University of Texas at Austin, USA

Chinese

Education

• 1993, Ph. D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Texas at Austin

• 1989, M. A., Children’s Literature Education, Ohio State University

• 1988, B. A. History, National Taiwan University

Experience

• 2016.11-present, Professor, Institute of Learning Sciences and Technologies, NTHU (Effective on 2016.11.01 after the University merger)

• 2012.2-2016.10, Professor, Institute of Learning Sciences, NTHU

• 2011.8-2012.1, Professor, Center for Teacher Education, NTHU

• 2005.8-2011.7, Associate Professor, Center for Teacher Education, NTHU

• 2000.8-2005.7, Assistant Professor, Center for Teacher Education, NTHU

• 1997.8-2000.7, Associate Professor, Center for Teacher Education, MCU

• 1993-1997.7 Author of Primary and Young Adult Literature

Service

• 2017.8-present, Chair, Institute of Learning Sciences and Technologies, NTHU

• 2014.2-present, Director, Hou-de of Tsing Hua College, NTHU

• 2013.1-2015.1, President, Taiwan Reading Association (TWRA)

• 2011.1-2012.1, Director, Center for Teaching and Learning Development, NTHU

• 2008.2-2010.7, Director, Center for Teacher Education, NTHU

Research interest

• Reading Practice

• College Student Learning

• Secondary Analysis

Journal Papers

  • Chen, S. Y. & Fang, S. P. (accepted, in press, online first 2015/04). Print exposure of Taiwanese fifth graders- Measurement and prediction. Asia Pacific Educational Researcher (NSC 100-2420-H-007-001-MY3) (SSCI) 
  • Chen, S. Y. & Fang, S. P. (accepted, in press, online first 2013/11). Developing Chinese version of an author recognition test for college students in Taiwan. Journal of Research in Reading (NSC 100-2420-H-007-001-MY3) (SSCI) 
  • Chen, S. Y. & Lu, L. (2015). The role of achievement goals and achievement motivation in cognitive and psychological outcomes of Taiwanese college students. Journal of College Student Development, 56(4), 397-412 (NSC 102-2410-H-007-037-SSS) (SSCI) 
  • Chen, S. Y. & Chang, H. Y. (2015). Out of school time use portfolios and Taiwanese childrens reading achievement. Journal of US-China Education Review, 5(5), 336-348. (NSC 100-2420-H-007-001-MY3) 
  • Chen, S. Y. & Fang, S. P. (2014). Taiwanese college students’ reading practices and profiles in both print- and Internet-based format. Reading Improvement , 51(3), 310-331 (NSC 100-2420-H-007-001-MY3) 
  • Chen, S. Y. & Lu, L. (2012). The avid adolescent reader revisited: Gender differences and their association with family factors. Reading Improvement, 49(4), 153-167.(NSC 98-2410-H-007-004-MY2) 
  • Chen, S. Y., Chang, Y. J. & Ko, H. W. (2011). The influence of parental education level, parental reading attitude, and current home reading activities on students’ reading attainment: Findings from the PIRLS 2006. Bulletin of Educational Psychology, 43, 357-376. (TSSCI) 
  • Chen, S. Y. & Tzeng, J. Y. (2010). College female and male Internet heavy users’ profiles of practices and their academic achievement and psychological adjustment. CyberPsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 13, 257-262 (NSC 93-2413-H-007-002) (SSCI) 
  • Chen, S. Y. & Lu, L. (2009). Academic correlates of Taiwanese senior high school students’ happiness. Adolescence, 44, 979-992 (NSC 98-2410-H-007-004- MY2) (SSCI) 
  • Fu, Y. C., Lu, L. & Chen, S. Y. (2009). Differentiating personal facilitators of leisure participation: Socio-demographics, personality traits, and the need for sociability. Journal of Tourism and Leisure Studies15(3), 187-212. (NSC 96-2420-H-001-002) (TSSCI)  
  • Chen, S. Y. & Lu, L. (2009). After-school time use in Taiwan: Effects on educational achievement and well-being. Adolescence, 44, 891-910. (NSC 98-2410-H-007-004-MY2) (SSCI) 
  • Chen, S. Y. & Fu, Y. C. (2009). Internet use and academic achievement: Gender differences in early adolescence. Adolescence, 44, 797-812. (NSC 98-2410- H-007-004-MY2) (SSCI) 
  • Chen, S. Y. (2009). Functions of reading and adults’ reading interests. Reading Improvement, 46(2), 108-116 (NSC 96-2420-H-001-002; NSC 96-2413-H-007-001-MY2) 
  • Lu, L. & Chen, S. Y. (2009). Internet/PC as a leisure activity for adults in Taiwan. Journal of Sport and Recreation Research3(4), 1-14. 
  • Chen, S. Y. (2008). Who is the avid adolescent reader in Taiwan? The role of gender, family and teacher. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 52(3), 214-223. (NSC 95-2413-H-007-004) (SSCI) 
  • Chen, S. Y. & Fu, Y. C. (2008). Leisure participation and enjoyment among the elderly: Individual characteristics and sociability. Educational Gerontology, 34(10), 871-889. (NSC 96-2420-H-001-002) (SSCI) 
  • Chen, S. Y. (2008). Reading practices and profiles of older adults in Taiwan. Educational Gerontology, 34(5), 427-441. (NSC 96-2413-H-007-001- MY2) (SSCI) 
  • Chen, S. Y. (2008). Are education majors really reading among the least in Taiwan? A closer investigation. Reading Improvement, 45(1), 10-18. (NSC 95-2413-H-007-004)  
  • Chen, S. Y. (2007). Extracurricular reading habits and reading interests of college students in Taiwan - Findings from two national surveys.  Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy. 50(8), 642-655. (NSC 92-2413-H-007-006) (SSCI) 

Conference Papers

  • Chen, S. Y. & Chang, H. Y. (accepted, 2015). Out of school time use portraits and Taiwanese fifth graders’ reading achievement. Paper to be presented in International Literacy Association (ILA) Annual Meeting, St. Louise, U. S. A., July 17-20, 2015. (NSC 100-2420-H-007-001-MY3) 
  • Chen, S. Y. (2014). Gender, family cultural resources, time spent on teacher-assigned extracurricular reading, and Taiwanese fifth graders’ reading attitude and performance. Paper presented in 2014 Asia Literacy Conference, Dhaka, Bangladesh, September 6-8, 2014. (NSC 100-2420-H-007-001-MY3) 
  • Chen, S. Y. & Fang, S. P. (2014). Assessing exposure to print: Development of measures for Taiwanese fifth graders. Paper presented in International Reading Association (IRA) Annual Meeting, New Orleans, U. S. A., May 9-12, 2014. (NSC 100-2420-H-007- 001-MY3) 
  • Chen, S. Y. & Fang, S. P. (accepted). Print exposure of Taiwanese fifth graders- Measurement and prediction. Asia Pacific Educational Researcher (NSC 100-2420-H-007-001-MY3) (SSCI) 
  • Chen, S. Y. & Fang, S. P. (to be appeared 2015, 2013/11 online first). Developing Chinese version of an author recognition test for college students in Taiwan. Journal of Research in Reading (NSC 100-2420-H-007-001-MY3) (SSCI) 
  • Chen, S. Y. & Lu, L. (to be appeared 2015/05). The role of achievement goals and achievement motivation in cognitive and psychological outcomes of Taiwanese college students. Journal of College Student Development (NSC 102-2410-H-007-037-SSS) (SSCI) 
  • Chen, S. Y. & Fang, S. P. (2014). Taiwanese college students’ reading practices and profiles in both print- and Internet-based format. Reading Improvement ,  51(3), 310-331 (NSC 100-2420-H-007-001-MY3) 
  • Chen, S. Y. (2011). Gender and academic major on college students' reading interests in Taiwan-Findings from a national survey. Paper accepted in International Reading Association (IRA) Annual Meeting, Orlando, U.S.A., May 8-11, 2011.(NCS 95-2413-H-007-004) 
  • Chen, S. Y. & Lu, L. (2011). Five after-school activities and adolesoents' educational achievement and well-being-An exploration on gender differences. Paper presented in American Education Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting,New Orleans, U.S.A., April 8-12, 2011.(NCS 98-2410-H-007-004-MY2) 
  • Chen, S. Y. & Lu, L. (2010). The avid adolescent reading revisited: Gender difference on the linkage to family literacy. Paper accepted in American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Denver, U. S. A., April 30 – May, 4, 2010. (NSC 95-2413-H-007-004) 
  • Chen, S. Y. (2010). Narrative or non-narrative? Taiwanese female and male adults'reading practices. Paper accepted in International Reading Association (IRA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, U. S. A., April 25-28, 2010. (NSC 96-2413-H-007-001-MY2) 
  • Chen, S. Y. & Ko, H. W. (2009). Family factors and reading practice, reading attitude, and reading attainment: Findings from PIRLS 2006. Paper presented in IDAC Conference by International Reading Association (IRA) , Penang, Malaysia, October, 7-9, 2009. 
  • Chen, S. Y., Lu, L. (2009). Academic achievement, school climate, student satisfaction and Taiwanese eleventh graders' general happiness. Paper presented in AERA Annual Meeting, San Diego, U.S.A., April 13-17, 2009. 
  • Chen, S. Y., Fu, Y. C. (2009). Adult Taiwanese book readers' practices: The roles of age, gender, education and reading for enjoyment, knowledge, relaxation and social conversation. Paper presented in AERA Annual Meeting, San Diego, U.S.A., April 13-17, 2009. 
  • Chen, S. Y.(2008). How leisure book reading practices vary among adults: Socioeconomic factors, personality traits, and reading attitudes. Paper presented in the XII Taiwan Social Change Survey conference, Taipei: Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica, September 20, 2008.(NSC 96-2420-H-001-002; NSC 96-2413-H-007-001-MY2) 
  • Chen, S. Y. (2008). The avid adolescent readers in Taiwan: Implications for promoting reading engagement. Paper presented in the International Reading Association (IRA) 53rd Annual Convention, Atlanta, U. S. A., May 4-8, 2008.(NSC 95-2413-H-007-004) 
  • Chen, S. Y. (2007). Rethinking gender and time spent leisure reading--Findings from national surveys in Taiwan. Paper accepted by 15th European Conference on Reading by International Reading Association, Berlin, Germany, Aug 5-8, 2007. (NSC 95-2413-H-007-004) 
  • Chen, S. Y. (2007). Gender and leisure readings--Findings from national surveys on secondary students in Taiwan. Paper presented in AERA Annual Meeting, Chicago, U.S.A., April 9-13, 2007. (NSC 95-2413-H-007-004) 

Research Projects

  • 2015-2017, From literacy to new literacies: New generation's meaning making and learningPrincipal InvestigatorMOST 104-2410-H-007 -030 -SS2 
  • 2015-2017, The Experience of Green and Healthy Urban-Rural LivesCo-principal Investigator. MOST 104-2627-M-007-010  
  • 2015-2016, New literacy practices and telling stories in a digital worldPrincipal Investigator. MOST 104-2420-H-007-015 - 
  • 2014-2015, Taiwanese college students’ learning engagement, learning outcomes, and personal/social development (II). Principal Investigator. MOST 103-2410-H-007 -046 –SSS 
  • 2014-2014, Extracurricular reading and reading to learn: Reading narrative books, expository books, and senior high school students’ educational achievement in various content subjects. Principal Investigator. NSC 103-2420 -H-007 – 003 
  • 2013-2014, Taiwanese college students’ learning engagement, learning outcomes, and personal/social development (I). Principal Investigator. NSC 102-2410-H-007-037-SSS 
  • 2011-2013, Extracurricular Reading and Reading to Learn: The Development of Two Measures of Print Exposure “Author Recognition Test” for College Students and “Title Recognition Test” for Elementary School Students. Principal Investigator. NSC 100-2420-H-007-001-MY3 
  • 2009-2011, Taiwanese High School Students’ Structured/Unstructured Activity Involvement, Learning Outcomes and Psychological Well-Being.Principal Investigator. NSC98-2410-H-007-004-MY2 
  • 2007-2009, Leisure Reading Behaviors of Adults in Taiwan.Principal Investigator. NSC96-2413-H-007-001-MY2 
  • 2006-2007Leisure Reading Behaviors of Adolescents in Taiwan.Principal Investigator. NSC 95-2413-H-007-004 
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