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Sirrakos, George, Jr.; Fraser, Barry J. – Learning Environments Research, 2017
This mixed-methods cross-national study investigated the effectiveness of reality pedagogy (an approach in which teachers become part of students' activities, practices and rituals) in terms of changes in student perceptions of their learning environment and attitudes towards science. A questionnaire was administered to 142 students in grades 8-10…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Educational Environment, Scientific Attitudes, Questionnaires
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Vennix, J.; den Brok, P.; Taconis, R. – Learning Environments Research, 2017
We investigated and compared the learning environment perceptions of students, teachers and guides who participated in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)-based outreach activities in secondary education. In outreach activities, schools and teachers work together with companies and other external institutions in learning…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Outreach Programs, Secondary Education, High School Students
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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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Ebrahimi, Nabi. A. – Learning Environments Research, 2015
This article reports the validation and application of an English language teacher education (LTE) version of the Constructivist Learning Environment Survey (CLES). The instrument, called the CLES-LTE, was field tested with a sample of 622 Iranian English language student teachers in 28 classes. When principal components analysis led to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Constructivism (Learning), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Kwan, Yee Wan; Wong, Angela F. L. – Learning Environments Research, 2014
In this study, we investigated-secondary school students' perceptions of their constructivist learning environment in Liberal Studies, and whether their perceptions were related to their critical thinking ability. A convenience sample of Secondary Three students (N = 967) studying Liberal Studies in Hong Kong participated in this research by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Constructivism (Learning), Multiple Regression Analysis, Educational Environment
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Koh, Noi Keng; Fraser, Barry J. – Learning Environments Research, 2014
At many teacher education institutes around the world, preservice teachers are empowered to use pedagogical tools and strategies that engage their students. We used a modified version of the Constructivist Learning Environment Survey (CLES) to evaluate the effectiveness of a pedagogical model known as the Mixed Mode Delivery (MMD) model in terms…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Secondary School Students, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Anagun, Sengul S.; Anilan, Huseyin – Learning Environments Research, 2013
The Constructivist Learning Environment Survey is an instrument used for assessing students' and teachers' perceptions of their learning environments. The Teacher Constructivist Learning Environment Survey (TCLES) was created to better enable teachers and researchers to determine teachers' perception of their use of constructivist approaches in…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Foreign Countries, Factor Analysis, Factor Structure
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Bayne, Gillian U. – Learning Environments Research, 2012
This research is distinctive in that a mixed-methods approach, employing both cogenerative dialogues and student responses from the Constructivist Learning Environment Survey (CLES), was used to help to understand 9th grade urban students' experiences in their biochemistry class in New York City. Factor analyses of student responses demonstrated…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Urban Schools, Interviews, Biochemistry
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Ogbuehi, Philip I.; Fraser, Barry J. – Learning Environments Research, 2007
This study of middle-school students in California focused on the effectiveness of using innovative teaching strategies for enhancing the classroom environment, students' attitudes and conceptual development. A sample of 661 students from 22 classrooms in four inner city schools completed modified forms of the Constructivist Learning Environment…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Constructivism (Learning), Experimental Groups, Control Groups
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Yeo, Shelley; Taylor, Peter; Kulski, Martijntje – Learning Environments Research, 2006
This article describes the adaptation and validation of the Constructivist OnLine Learning Environment Survey (COLLES) for use in the transnational higher education context. As higher education becomes a more global phenomenon, "borderless" education, either online or by distance education, is becoming a reality and there is a need for…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Higher Education, Distance Education, Virtual Universities
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Johnson, Bruce; McClure, Robert – Learning Environments Research, 2004
The purpose of the study was to investigate the use of an existing instrument, the Constructivist Learning Environment Survey (CLES)(Taylor, Dawson & Fraser, 1995; Taylor, Fraser & Fisher, 1993, 1997), for providing insights into the classroom learning environments of beginning science teachers. In the first year of the study, the CLES was…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Constructivism (Learning), Preservice Teachers, Reliability
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Harwell, Sharon H.; Gunter, Shannon; Montgomery, Sandra; Shelton, Cheryl; West, Deborah – Learning Environments Research, 2001
Describes initial results of a collaborative action research endeavor between a university and a magnet school (grade 6 level) using learning environments research to monitor alignment of classroom learning activities with a constructivist viewpoint while integrating technology into the curriculum. Discusses use of the Constructivist Learning…
Descriptors: Action Research, Classroom Environment, College School Cooperation, Constructivism (Learning)