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ERIC Number: EJ765350
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
The Community College Classroom Environment: Student Perceptions
Veltri, Sandra; Banning, James H.; Davies, Timothy Gray
College Student Journal, v40 n3 p517-527 Sep 2006
This qualitative case study investigated how community college students perceived specific classroom attributes as contributing to or hindering their learning. The study addressed three questions: What has been the role of students in classroom design within the community college campus? How do students assess the classroom's physical design impact on their learning? And, what can students tell us about their needs for future classroom design? Students were able to clearly identify classroom attributes that enhanced their learning as well as those aspects of the built environment that inhibited their learning. Students completed "wish drawings" that depicted what they believed the ideal built environment would be for them. The article closes discussing how past, present, and future students can be used by community college facilities planners to better design the built environments to make them more conducive to optimal student learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A