ERIC Number: ED421537
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Publication Date: 1998-Apr
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An Exploratory Factor Analysis To Establish the Construct Validity of the Teaching and Learning Environment Questionnaire (TLEQ).
Chauvin, Sheila W.; Bowdish, Bruce E.
A student perceptions measure of college and university classroom learning environment was developed to reflect the dynamic interplay among contextual variables and accommodates theoretical and practical applications in light of logistical concerns found in such complicated educational settings as a medical school. The 18-item Teaching and Learning Environment Questionnaire (TLEQ) was developed using elements of effective teaching and learning processes documented in the professional literature. The sample included all second year medical students in a medical school in 2 years, for a total of 296 participants (345 usable questionnaires). The TLEQ was administered in pharmacology and pathology courses in five instructional settings, including problem-based learning and computer-assisted learning, using one of four data collection formats. Results suggest that the TLEQ is a flexible and easy-to-administer measure of students' personal perceptions of classroom learning environments that has the potential to contribute substantially to faculty and instructional development efforts in medical schools specifically and in other professional schools in general. The TLEQ reflects marker variables for two distinct factors that clearly define the nature of effective postsecondary classroom learning environments. One represents teaching and learning context and the other represents learner involvement. (Contains 3 tables and 28 references.) (SLD)
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