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Culloty, Eileen; Brereton, Pat – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2017
As eco-criticism moves in the mainstream of film studies, questions remain about the relationship between ecological film representations and audience understanding. Addressing definitional tensions within eco-film research, this article argues that eco-criticism can be pragmatically grounded in terms of eco-film's pedagogical pertinence for…
Descriptors: Films, Criticism, Environment, Ecology
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Cohen, Donita; Sasson, Irit – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2016
Assessment in education employing web tools, also known as e-assessment, deals with the effective use of technology to support successful instruction. The aim of this study was to investigate learning outcomes and the students' attitudes to online Moodle quizzes in order to improve instructional design. The research population included 204 college…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Formative Evaluation, Virtual Classrooms, Foreign Countries
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Rodríguez-Ardura, Inma; Meseguer-Artola, Antoni – Interactive Learning Environments, 2016
User retention is a major goal for higher education institutions running their teaching and learning programmes online. This is the first investigation into how the senses of presence and flow, together with perceptions about two central elements of the virtual education environment (didactic resource quality and instructor attitude), facilitate…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Learning Motivation, Academic Persistence, Intention
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Peer, Jarina; Fraser, Barry J. – Learning Environments Research, 2015
Learning environment research provides a well-established approach for describing and understanding what goes on in classrooms and has attracted considerable interest in Singapore. This article reports the first study of science classroom environments in Singapore primary schools. Ten scales from the What Is Happening In this Class?,…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Gender Differences, Surveys, Attitude Measures
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Chiu, Pit Ho Patrio – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2016
A Gateway Education Programme is established in Hong Kong that aims to broaden students' interdisciplinary knowledge and nurture student innovations under the Discovery-enriched Curriculum. To support the initiative, a novel idea was proposed for the creation of a Gateway Education Laboratory (GE Lab) with a highly configurable layout equipped…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Active Learning, Interdisciplinary Approach, Discovery Learning
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Sirakaya, Mustafa; Kiliç Çakmak, Ebru – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
This study aimed at identifying the attitudes of secondary school students toward AR applications and to investigate the change in these attitudes according to different variables. The study also aspired to determine the relationship between attitudes toward AR and achievement. The general survey model was used in the study. The study group was…
Descriptors: Simulated Environment, Student Attitudes, Secondary School Students, Educational Technology
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Mennen, Ferol E.; Trickett, Penelope K. – Family Relations, 2011
This study evaluated parenting attitudes, family environments, depression, and anxiety in a sample of primarily minority urban mothers to better understand maltreating mothers (n = 83), who retain custody of their children and how they are similar to and different from foster mothers (n = 50), kin caregivers (n = 52) of maltreated children, and…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Mothers, Caregivers, Child Rearing
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Gupta, Angela S.; Grant, Samantha; Strauss, Andrea Lorek – Journal of Extension, 2012
The University of Minnesota Extension's 4-H and Forestry Afterschool program combined the 4-H structure and various forestry curricula to foster positive attitudes towards the environment and stewardship-related behaviors as these may serve as precursors to later choices that benefit the environment. Evaluation of third through fifth grade club…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Clubs, Youth Programs, After School Programs
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Kokotsaki, Dimitra – Educational Studies, 2016
This study aims to explore pupils' affective engagement with school and music during their transition to secondary school. A gender comparison is also being made to ascertain any differences that may exist between boys and girls during this time. A sample of 182 pupils completed two questionnaires (attitudes to school and attitudes to music) three…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Questionnaires, Gender Differences, Attitude Measures
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Teksoz, Gaye; Sahin, Elvan; Tekkaya-Oztekin, Ceren – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2012
The present study proposed an Environmental Literacy Components Model to explain how environmental attitudes, environmental responsibility, environmental concern, and environmental knowledge as well as outdoor activities related to each other. A total of 1,345 university students responded to an environmental literacy survey (Kaplowitz and Levine…
Descriptors: Recreational Activities, Environmental Education, Universities, Models
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Radovan, Marko; Makovec, Danijela – International Education Studies, 2015
The purpose of this paper is to explore attitudes towards learning and perceptions of the learning environment. Our theoretical examination is based on the social-cognitive theory of motivation and research that emphasizes the connections between an individual's perceptions of the learning environment and his/her motivation, interest, attitudes…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Educational Environment, Case Studies, Adult Students
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Lee, Seungah – Journal of Education and Learning, 2016
This paper examines student attitudes towards school and learning among students in Qatar's public schools. Drawing upon student surveys administered to 1091 grade 7 and 8 students in 11 independent preparatory schools, the paper observes patterns of attitudes and behavior towards learning, school, and future aspirations. Findings show that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Grade 7, Grade 8
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Robinson, Esther; Fraser, Barry J. – Learning Environments Research, 2013
This study, involving the modification, validation and use of a learning environment questionnaire for both kindergarten students and their parents, is significant because prior learning environment research has normally involved neither parents nor such young students. A questionnaire, which was based on the What Is Happening In this Class? and…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Reliability, Kindergarten, Classroom Environment
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Helding, Karen A.; Fraser, Barry J. – Learning Environments Research, 2013
No previous research has employed learning environments criteria in evaluating the effectiveness of the system of teacher certification sponsored by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Because the litmus test of any professional development effort is the extent of the changes in teaching behaviours in participating teachers'…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teacher Certification, Classroom Environment, Grade 8
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Ozkan, Recep – Educational Research and Reviews, 2013
Within this work in which it has been aimed to indicate the attitudes of High School Students to environment, indication of the attitudes of high school students in Nigde has been regarded as the problem matter. This analysis has the qualification of survey model and techniques of questionnaire and observation have been used. The investigation has…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, High School Students, Investigations, Grade 10
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