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ERIC Number: EJ872352
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Seven Criteria for an Effective Classroom Environment
Ediger, Marlow
College Student Journal, v43 n4 p1370-1372 Dec 2009
There are a plethora of variables which affect pupils in the classroom. These might involve the obvious such as uncomfortable temperature readings a well as the following: (1) small group work as compared to individual activities; (2) use of measurably stated objectives versus constructivism as psychologies of learning; (3) a very quiet environment compared to business like surroundings; (4) zero tolerance in discipline as compared to pupil/teacher planning of rules for classroom conduct; (5) teacher directed learning activities compared to a learner centered approach; (6) lecture/explanations versus critical and creative thinking as well as problem solving experiences; and (7) traditional seating arrangements in rows and columns as compared to flexible room arrangements (Ediger, 2005). In each of the above asterisked items, committees need to work on solutions to these issues in order to resolve the dilemmas. Committees individually need to report to the total group to seek input. Eventually, several approaches may be used such as individual as well as group endeavors to meet needs of learners. Teachers and school administrators benefit when diverse ideas are presented and research is done to gather necessary information in formulating conclusions, following much deliberation. Beyond these items listed above, an appropriate related classroom environment must be in the offing in teaching and learning situations. This environment facilitates pupils achievement of relevant objectives of instruction.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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