ERIC Number: ED390314
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Creating a Positive Climate for Learning in Higher Education.
CSSHE Professional File, n13 Fall 1995
This report points to recent social, economic, and technological changes in Canadian society that have produced significant challenges to higher education, and provides recommendations for improving the educational climate of higher education institutions and classrooms. It presents background information on positive learning environments and suggests ways educational administrators and faculty can create climates based on mutual respect. To promote positive learning environments, institutions need to form committees that include people from all sectors of the institution, analyze the culture of the organization, examine the literature and evaluate existing policies, decide what would work best within the budget, determine timelines, and create a plan of action. Faculty should promote a positive learning climate in the classroom by getting to know students, celebrating student diversity, distributing and following well-organized syllabi, building student self-esteem, creating team spirit, and paying attention to the dynamics of class discussions. (Contains 32 references.) (MDM)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Advisory Committees, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, College Environment, College Planning, Cultural Awareness, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Self Esteem, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship
Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education, 320-350 rue Albert St., Ottawa, Ontario K1R 1B1, Canada.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education.