ERIC Number: ED420509
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr-11
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Learning Environment, Student Attitudes and Effects of Students' Sex and Other Science Study in Environmental Science Classes.
Henderson, David G.; Fisher, Darrell L.; Fraser, Barry J.
This study reports the first use of classroom learning environment questionnaires involving students in senior high school environmental science classes. The three objectives of the study were to measure students' perceptions of aspects of their learning environment in environmental science classrooms by means of the Environmental Science Learning Environment Inventory (ESLEI), to investigate associations between students' perceptions of their classroom learning environment and students' attitudinal outcomes, and to investigate differences in student perceptions based on the students' gender and whether they were studying another science course. Results indicate that of the five aspects of environmental science students' learning environments measured in this study, student cohesion, involvement, and task orientation were found to be the most strongly associated with positive attitudinal outcomes. Contains 35 references. (DDR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Australia