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Roshandel, Shadi; Hudley, Cynthia – Learning Environments Research, 2018
During late childhood and early adolescence, there is a dramatic increase in cognitive skills which influences how young people begin to think about their futures. The construct of possible selves has been used to help understanding of adolescents' views of their future plans and goals by exploring their social perceptions to gain insight about…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Self Concept, Adolescent Development, Social Attitudes
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Aldridge, Jill M.; McChesney, Katrina; Afari, Ernest – Learning Environments Research, 2018
Given that schools are, potentially, powerful sites for influencing adolescent behaviour, it is important that there is greater understanding of the psychosocial aspects of the school climate that can be leveraged for this purpose. The research reported in this article used structural equation modelling (with data from a sample of 6120 students at…
Descriptors: Bullying, Foreign Countries, Adolescents, High School Students
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Premo, Joshua; Lamb, Richard; Cavagnetto, Andy – Learning Environments Research, 2018
A common problem in education is getting students to cooperate effectively in groups during learning. Because interdisciplinary research has established that cooperation is sensitive to specific contextual factors such as reciprocity, friendship and benefit, similar factors could be shaping student interactions in contemporary classroom…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Classroom Environment, Student Surveys, Structural Equation Models
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López, Verónica; Torres-Vallejos, Javier; Ascorra, Paula; Villalobos-Parada, Boris; Bilbao, Marian; Valdés, René – Learning Environments Research, 2018
Students' perceptions of their classroom climate have been found to relate significantly to students' learning outcomes. The purpose of the present study was to construct an instrument for assessing elementary-school students' perceptions of classroom climate, based on a previous instrument that was being used in Chile by a public national school…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Student Attitudes, Attitude Measures, Elementary School Students
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Lee, Pauline Miin Jiun; Quek, Choon Lang – Learning Environments Research, 2018
We report a survey of 100 preschool teachers from 15 preschools in Singapore using a modified instrument called the Pre-School Level Environment Questionnaire. The aims were to explore differences in actual and preferred perceptions of preschool teachers' school-level environment and to investigate the relationship among preschool teachers'…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Job Satisfaction, Educational Environment
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Rogers, Maria A.; Hickey, Andrea Jane; Wiener, Judith; Heath, Nancy; Noble, Rick – Learning Environments Research, 2018
Parental involvement in children's learning has been found to influence academic success. However, very few tools exist for measuring parental involvement, particularly ones that target adolescents' self-report. The present study assessed the factor structure, reliability and convergent validity of a new scale to assess adolescents' perceptions of…
Descriptors: Rating Scales, Parent Participation, Adolescents, Factor Structure
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Alt, Dorit – Learning Environments Research, 2018
This study was aimed at detecting the most frequently-used teaching and assessment activities in secondary school science classes, identifying links between these variables, and revealing possible challenges in these processes. To this end, data were gathered from 155 secondary school science teachers in 56 Israeli public schools and 380 grade…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Science, Secondary School Teachers, Science Teachers
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Lim, Ching-Tse Donna; Fraser, Barry J. – Learning Environments Research, 2018
Although learning environments research has thrived for decades in many countries and school subjects, English classroom environment research is still in its infancy. This article paves the way for expanding research on English classroom environments by (1) reviewing the limited past research in English classrooms and (2) reporting the first study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Classroom Environment, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Uiboleht, Kaire; Karm, Mari; Postareff, Liisa – Learning Environments Research, 2018
The interaction between approaches to teaching and students' learning has been the focus of research for more than 20 years. Previous studies concerning approaches to teaching in higher education have identified two broad categories: content- and learning-focused approaches. Some studies indicate that teachers do not always adopt a consonant…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Faculty, Learning Strategies, Teaching Methods
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Kariippanon, Katharina E.; Cliff, Dylan P.; Lancaster, Sarah L.; Okely, Anthony D.; Parrish, Anne-Maree – Learning Environments Research, 2018
In recognition of the evolving learning needs of twenty-first century school students, changes to teaching practices and the incorporation of technology are increasingly accompanied by modifications to the built classroom environment. Typically rows of desk and chairs are replaced with a range of furniture that can be configured in various ways to…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Well Being, Educational Facilities Design, Student Centered Learning
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Aldridge, Jill M.; Galos, Siobhan – Learning Environments Research, 2018
Over the past 40 years, numerous instruments have been developed to assess the learning environment for a variety of purposes. Despite this plethora of available surveys, there are few that have been developed for use at the primary school level, and even fewer that have been comprehensively validated. This article describes the development of a…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Questionnaires, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes
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Khine, Myint Swe; Fraser, Barry J.; Afari, Ernest; Oo, Zeya; Kyaw, Thein Thein – Learning Environments Research, 2018
We investigated students' perceptions of their science classroom environments with the use of the What Is Happening In this Class? (WIHIC) questionnaire at the university level in Myanmar. The translated questionnaire was administered to 251 students in first-year science classes at a university. Both exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Educational Environment, Science Curriculum, Science Instruction
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Schaap, Harmen; de Bruijn, Elly – Learning Environments Research, 2018
This article focuses on the development of professional learning communities (PLCs), which are communities within schools, composed of voluntary participating teachers facilitated by school principals with a specific task to accomplish as part of a larger innovation project. Four PLCs were observed during 3 years by using questionnaires and…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Faculty Development, Professional Education, Performance Factors
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Sun, Xiaojing; Mainhard, Tim; Wubbels, Theo – Learning Environments Research, 2018
Teacher-student interpersonal relationships play an important role in education. The Questionnaire on Teacher Interaction (QTI) was designed to measure students' interpersonal perceptions of their teachers. There are two Chinese versions of the QTI for student use, and that inherited the weaknesses of the previous English versions, such as items…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Interaction, Teacher Student Relationship
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Mäkelä, Tiina; Helfenstein, Sacha; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Poikkeus, Anna-Maija – Learning Environments Research, 2018
The present educational design research involved analysing Finnish upper secondary school students' participation in the improvement of their psychosocial and technology-enhanced physical learning environment (LE). It examined which LE characteristics students considered important when redesigning their LE, and whether they felt that their ideas…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Participation, Secondary School Students, Educational Environment
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