ERIC Number: ED120268
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Dimensions of Teaching-Learning Environments: Handbook for Teachers.
This book channels some research concepts about teacher and child behavior and its settings into ideas that can be used by teachers in an informal analysis of his/her own classroom learning environment. It is particularly directed to kindergarten and primary school teachers, although some nursery school and upper-grade teachers may find it of interest as well. Eight chapters address the analysis of teaching-learning environments focusing on physical settings. Dimensions that are analyzed are softness/hardness; open/closed; simple/complex; intrusion/seclusion; and high mobility/low mobility. Sections on thrivers versus nonthrivers and teachers as decision-makers are included. Seven chapters analyze teaching-learning environments in terms of teacher behavior. Dimensions considered here are teacher opens/teacher closes, teacher simplifies/teacher complicates, teacher permits intrusion/teacher provides seclusion, teacher permits high mobility/low mobility, teacher is soft/hard. A section on learning through play and work is included. The last chapters address changes over time in the analysis of teaching-learning environments and discuss two approaches to classroom management: simplification and enrichment. This presentation assumes that the teacher is the principal decision-maker in an educational system. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment, Environmental Influences, Environmental Research, Environmental Standards, Kindergarten Children, Learning Experience, Physical Environment, Primary Education, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Teaching Skills, Teaching Styles
Pacific Oaks College, 714 West California Boulevard, Pasadena, California 91105 (Price not quoted)
Publication Type: Guides - General
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Authoring Institution: Pacific Oaks Coll., Pasadena, CA.