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Back, Lindsey T.; Polk, Elizabeth; Keys, Christopher B.; McMahon, Susan D. – Learning Environments Research, 2016
Urban learning environments pose distinct instructional challenges for teachers and administrators, and can lead to lower achievement compared to suburban or rural schools. Today's educational climate increasingly emphasises a need for positive academic outcomes, often measured by standardised tests, on which student educational opportunities,…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Educational Environment, Academic Achievement
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Waldrip, Bruce; Yu, Jeong Jin; Prain, Vaughan – Learning Environments Research, 2016
This article focuses on a Personalised Learning model which has 19 scales that were used to evaluate regional students' perceptions of their readiness to learn, assessment processes, engagement, extent to which their learning is personalised and their associations with academic efficacy, academic achievement and student well-being. The data came…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Student Attitudes, Well Being, Academic Achievement
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Gislason, Neil – Learning Environments Research, 2010
This article develops a theoretical framework for studying how instructional space, teaching and learning are related in practice. It is argued that a school's physical design can contribute to the quality of the learning environment, but several non-architectural factors also determine how well a given facility serves as a setting for teaching…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Design, Building Design, School Culture, Educational Practices
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Kankkunen, Markku – Learning Environments Research, 2001
Considers the problem of how to track a student's real progress in learning and evaluates the success of concept mapping in constructing a learning environment in a Finnish primary school. Highlights include the semiotic paradigm developed by Charles Sanders Peirce; and results of a longitudinal study. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Environment, Concept Mapping, Elementary Education