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Simons, Mathea; Coetzee, Stephen; Baeten, Marlies; Schmulian, Astrid – Learning Environments Research, 2020
Team teaching is a teaching model in which teachers work collaboratively in the preparation, teaching and evaluation of a course. Literature suggests that team teaching potentially provides rich and varied lessons, increased support and learning gains. However, team teaching possibly also could cause some confusion. To support the implementation…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Teacher Collaboration, Test Construction, Student Attitudes
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Long, Christopher S.; Fraser, Barry J.; Sinclair, Becky – Learning Environments Research, 2020
For a sample of 367 middle-school students in the USA, learning environment criteria were used to evaluate two alternative science curriculum sequences (generalised/integrated and topic-based) and to investigate the differential effectiveness of the alternative sequences for two different ethnic groups (Caucasian and Hispanic). The six scales used…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Science Curriculum, Sequential Learning
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Ghafarpour, Hajar; Moinzadeh, Ahmad – Learning Environments Research, 2020
In this study, classrooms were regarded as systems in which the teacher and students interact in context and behaviors of the teacher and students affect each other mutually in a cyclical or spiral manner. We attempted to capture nuances of interactional pattern that are not readily visible through the product-oriented approaches. To analyse…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Interaction, Systems Analysis, Experienced Teachers
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Mir Mohammad Sadeghi, Mohsen; Azad Manjir, Fatemeh; Fahimifar, Mohammad Javad – Learning Environments Research, 2020
The purpose of present study was to examine the effect of friendship and relationship dimensions of the classroom environment on general and academic selfconcept. 784 male students aged 13-14 years from 30 classes in 11 schools in Tehran, Iran, participated in the study. A questionnaire was devised and used based on items from the Self-Description…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Friendship, Peer Relationship, Males
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Alansari, Mohamed; Rubie-Davies, Christine – Learning Environments Research, 2020
Although studies on, and reviews of, class climate have flourished in the past decade, little is known about how student perceptions of the learning environment are associated with student psychosocial beliefs and outcomes at the tertiary level. The purpose of this paper is to synthesise the current body of literature and describe how the class…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, College Environment, College Students, Educational Research
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Bonem, Emily M.; Fedesco, Heather N.; Zissimopoulos, Angelika N. – Learning Environments Research, 2020
Higher education has seen a shift towards promoting student-centred learning. There has also been a push for identifying the 'best' teaching models and an insistence that instructors use these models, despite mixed results regarding their effectiveness. In the current paper, we compare the effects of an autonomy-supportive learning environment on…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Higher Education, Student Centered Learning, Best Practices
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Aldridge, Jill M.; McChesney, Katrina; Afari, Ernest – Learning Environments Research, 2020
Because adolescent life satisfaction is associated with important affective, behavioural and health-related outcomes during both adolescence and later life, strategies for promoting adolescent life satisfaction have potential social value. In the study reported in this article, associations are reported between perceptions of the school climate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bullying, Life Satisfaction, Educational Environment
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Alt, Dorit; Alt, Nir; Hadar-Frumer, Merav – Learning Environments Research, 2020
Case-based Learning (CBL) is perceived as an effective pedagogical approach to improving students' ability to transfer knowledge, concepts and skills learned in schools to real-life contexts This study offers a new instrument that captures students' perceptions of CBL skills and their ability to transfer the knowledge and skills that they acquire…
Descriptors: Case Method (Teaching Technique), Student Attitudes, Transfer of Training, Student Evaluation
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Inda-Caro, Mercedes; Maulana, Ridwan; Fernández-García, Carmen-María; Peña-Calvo, José-Vicente; Rodríguez-Menéndez, M. del Carmen; Helms-Lorenz, Michelle – Learning Environments Research, 2019
Research consistently shows that teaching behaviour is a highly-important indicator of learning environments. Based on a teacher effectiveness model with six observable teaching behaviour domains (safe learning climate, efficient classroom management, clarity of instruction, activating teaching, teaching-learning strategies, and differentiation),…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Behavior, Learner Engagement, Teacher Effectiveness
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Misbah, Zainun; Gulikers, Judith; Mulder, Martin – Learning Environments Research, 2019
Theory and research in the field of competence-based vocational education (CBVE) have advanced enormously during the last decades, although empirical research on CBVE lags far behind. CBVE researchers have complained about the lack of evidence that CBVE results in better competence development, the decreasing attention for knowledge development in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Competency Based Education, Secondary School Students
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Skordi, Panayiotis; Fraser, Barry J. – Learning Environments Research, 2019
Considerable past classroom learning environment research has focused on the primary and secondary levels of education and the subject areas of science and mathematics. The current study is distinctive in its focus on university business statistics learning environments. For the first time, we validated and applied the widely-used What Is…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Statistics, Classroom Environment, Business Administration Education
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Silva, Mary Dayane Souza; da Silva, Anielson Barbosa; de Araújo Lima Coelho, Ana Lúcia – Learning Environments Research, 2019
This study focused on the implications of a learning environment in a professional Master's degree in business administration in Brazil. The study was qualitative and involved semi-structured interviews with graduates of a graduate program with a professional focus. The study identified the physical, psychological, social and technological…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Business Administration Education, Masters Programs, Educational Environment
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Hoang, Nhi; Holopainen, Leena; Siekkinen, Martti – Learning Environments Research, 2019
The aim of the current study was to identify latent profile groups based on observed teachers' classroom quality and the relations of the latent profile groups to teacher age, teaching experience and children's classroom engagement and disaffection. Observations of 57 Vietnamese kindergarten teachers were conducted in the domains of emotional…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Learner Engagement, Kindergarten, Foreign Countries
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Rollo, Scott; Crutchlow, Lauren; Nagpal, Taniya S.; Sui, Wuyou; Prapavessis, Harry – Learning Environments Research, 2019
The purpose of this systematic review was to synthesise and evaluate the literature on the effects of classroom-based dynamic seating interventions on academic-related outcomes, among school-aged children and adolescents. A secondary aim was to examine the effects of interventions on students' sedentary behaviour and physical activity levels. In…
Descriptors: Space Utilization, Classroom Environment, Children, Adolescents
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Cipriano, Christina; Barnes, Tia N.; Pieloch, Kerrie A.; Rivers, Susan E.; Brackett, Marc – Learning Environments Research, 2019
Supportive classroom environments are associated with improved student outcomes, particularly during early adolescence (ages 10-14 years). Applying Bronfenbrenner's ecological systems theory to further investigate the microsystem of the school (Bronfenbrenner and Morris in The ecology of human development, Harvard University Press, Boston, 1998),…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Early Adolescents, Classroom Environment
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