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Salmi, Hannu; Thuneberg, Helena – Learning Environments Research, 2019
The goal of this research was to explore cognitive, self-determined learning and autonomous motivational effects in the context of a mobile science exhibition (N = 256) in Finland. The pupils were sixth-graders with an average age of 12 years 6 months. Autonomy experience, as measured by the Relative Autonomy Index (RAI), had an effect on how the…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Grade 6, Personal Autonomy, Student Attitudes
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Scherzinger, Marion; Wettstein, Alexander – Learning Environments Research, 2019
This study used questionnaires and systematic behavioural observations to examine how teachers, students and external observers perceived classroom disruptions, the teacher-student relationship and classroom management in grade 5 and 6 classrooms in Switzerland. The questionnaire showed that the students of a class agreed to a certain extent in…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Student Behavior, Grade 5, Grade 6
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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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Hornstra, Lisette; Mansfield, Caroline; van der Veen, Ineke; Peetsma, Thea; Volman, Monique – Learning Environments Research, 2015
Teachers are key actors who shape the learning environment and whose main tasks include motivating students to learn. Teachers can differ in the way in which they try to motivate students to learn and their motivational strategies can vary from autonomy-supportive to controlling. The present study explored how teachers' personal beliefs and…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies, Elementary School Teachers
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Holmes, Julie A. – Learning Environments Research, 2011
This study examined changes in student motivation and achievement in science during a visit to a university children's science museum. The study was based on the pretest-posttest control comparison group design with four treatment groups: control, exhibit, lesson and exhibit/lesson. The sample consisted of 228 sixth-grade students from a Louisiana…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Science Achievement, Achievement Tests, Museums
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Zedan, Raed – Learning Environments Research, 2010
The focus of this study was the classroom climate for Grades 4, 5 and 6 students during mathematics classes in elementary schools in the Arab sector in Israel. The study included 3,786 Arab students. The use of a questionnaire indicated that five major factors related to classroom climate were Satisfaction and Enjoyment, Teacher-Student…
Descriptors: Arabs, Foreign Countries, Grade 4, Classroom Environment
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Bamberger, Yael; Tal, Tali – Learning Environments Research, 2009
This article describes an initial attempt to find out students' perceptions of class visits to natural history museums, with regard to the museum's role as a place for intellectual and social experience. The study followed up approximately 500 Grades 6-8 students who visited four museums of different sizes, locations and foci. Data sources…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Student Attitudes, Scientific Principles, Museums
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Kokkinos, Constantinos M.; Charalambous, Kyriakos; Davazoglou, Aggeliki – Learning Environments Research, 2009
The present study investigated the psychometric properties of a Greek translation of the Questionnaire on Teacher Interaction Primary (G-QTIP). A sample of 273 primary school students from 17 Grade 5 and 6 classes in Cyprus public schools, as well as their teachers, participated in the study. Students completed a self-report questionnaire…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Translation, Academic Achievement, Questionnaires
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Khalil, Mahmood; Saar, Vered – Learning Environments Research, 2009
In this study, students' perceptions of the classroom learning environment in Arab elementary schools were investigated. The sample included 261 students from Grades 5 and 6. The questionnaire was developed at an Arab college of teacher education by 16 fourth-year student teachers who were completing their studies toward a BEd degree. Articles on…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Elementary Schools, Student Attitudes, School Culture
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Ellis, Mark W.; Malloy, Carol E.; Meece, Judith L.; Sylvester, Patricia R. – Learning Environments Research, 2007
As part of a research project examining relationships between instructional practices and student cognitive and social outcomes in middle-school mathematics classes, external observers and students reported perceptions of teachers' instructional practices. The extent to which students in classrooms identified by external raters as reform-oriented…
Descriptors: Student Surveys, Educational Change, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction