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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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Kwan, Yee Wan – Learning Environments Research, 2020
The study examined the factor structure, reliability and validity of a Chinese version of the Constructivist Learning Environment Survey (C-CLES), an instrument for assessing students' perceptions of the extent of constructivist approaches prevalent in classrooms. A convenience sample of 967 students in Secondary Three (Grade 9) in Hong Kong…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Constructivism (Learning), Questionnaires, Likert Scales
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Deed, Craig; Blake, Damian; Henriksen, Joanne; Mooney, Amanda; Prain, Vaughan; Tytler, Russell; Zitzlaff, Tina; Edwards, Marie; Emery, Sherridan; Muir, Tracey; Swabey, Karen; Thomas, Damon; Farrelly, Cathleen; Lovejoy, Valerie; Meyers, Noel; Fingland, Doug – Learning Environments Research, 2020
Teaching practices respond to the prompts, resources and inherent potential of a school's physical, social and cultural landscape. This study involved how teachers adapt their practice in response to contemporary flexible learning environments. An Australian case study focused on how teachers framed and enacted changes in practice by perceiving…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Teaching Methods, Classroom Environment
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Muls, Jaël; De Backer, Free; Thomas, Valérie; Zhu, Chang; Lombaerts, Koen – Learning Environments Research, 2020
The study's main aim was to explore the role of Facebook class groups, created and managed by high-school students, in facilitating social dynamics and learning experiences. Fourteen Facebook class groups were observed online and students were subsequently questioned through focus-group interviews. Our findings show that Facebook class groups can…
Descriptors: Social Media, High School Students, Computer Mediated Communication, Peer Relationship
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La Rotta, Daniel; Usuga, Olga Cecilia; Clavijo, Valentina – Learning Environments Research, 2020
In recent years, the offer of higher-education programs under online modality has grown significantly. This situation has generated the need to evaluate the quality of these services, whose conditions and characteristics do not correspond to those of the traditional face-to-face modality. This article identifies and describes factors underlying…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, College Students
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Stein, Stephen; Klosterman, Peter – Learning Environments Research, 2020
Concurrent enrollment programs, which allow college credit-bearing classes to be offered in the high school taught by qualified high-school teachers, are a potential solution to the student debt issues impacting the United States and other countries. However, the learning environments of these rapidly-growing programs have never been studied.…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, High School Teachers, Test Validity, Test Reliability
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Kaufmann, Renee – Learning Environments Research, 2020
Given the array of positive outcomes associated with building and maintaining a positive learning environment, the purpose of this study was to explore associations between student perceptions of the classroom learning environment and perceived instructor's misbehaviours. Several dimensions of the learning environment were found to be associated…
Descriptors: Teacher Behavior, Behavior Problems, Student Attitudes, Negative Attitudes
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Pramathevan, G. Sundari; Fraser, Barry J. – Learning Environments Research, 2020
Because there has been very little past research into gifted students' science learning environments, especially in Singapore, we selected from four established questionnaires six learning environment scales that are consistent with Van Tassel-Baska and Stambaugh's guidelines for gifted education. These scales were modified slightly to enhance…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Educational Environment, Science Instruction
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