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Wijsman, Lindy A.; Saab, Nadira; Schuitema, Jaap; van Driel, Jan H.; Westenberg, P. Michiel – Learning Environments Research, 2019
During the early stages of secondary education students' motivation and performance levels decline. This study employed a case study approach to evaluate a learning environment called GUTS; Differentiated Challenging of Talent in School. GUTS was specifically designed to raise performance and motivation through a combination of (a) talent lessons…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Motivation, Rewards, Grade 7
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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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Tshewang, Rinchen; Chandra, Vinesh; Yeh, Andy – Learning Environments Research, 2017
This paper reports a study of students' and teachers' perceptions of their classroom learning environment in Bhutanese eighth-grade mathematics classes. Research suggests that positive perceptions of the learning environment can have a positive influence on students' learning outcomes, interest and engagement in classroom activities. The study was…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Mathematics Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Cohn, Stephen T.; Fraser, Barry J. – Learning Environments Research, 2016
In order to investigate the effectiveness of using Student Response Systems (SRS) among grade 7 and 8 science students in New York, the How Do You Feel About This Class? (HDYFATC) questionnaire was administered to 1097 students (532 students did use SRS and 565 students who did not use SRS). Data analyses attested to the sound factorial validity…
Descriptors: Audience Response Systems, Educational Environment, Attitudes, Achievement
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Yang, Xinrong – Learning Environments Research, 2015
This paper reports findings from a survey of how rural junior secondary school students in the western part of China perceive their mathematics classroom learning environments and associations of learning environment with their attitudes toward mathematics and mathematics achievement. Using adaptations of the widely-used What Is Happening In this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Junior High School Students, Student Attitudes
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Davis, Heather A.; Chang, Mei-Lin; Andrzejewski, Carey E.; Poirier, Ryan R. – Learning Environments Research, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine changes in students' relational engagement across the transition to high school in three schools reformed to improve the quality of student-teacher relationships. In order to analyze this data we employed latent growth curve (LGC) modeling techniques (n = 637). We ran three LGC models on three…
Descriptors: High School Students, Learner Engagement, Hypothesis Testing, Teamwork
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Smith, Thomas J.; McKenna, Cornelius M.; Hines, Ellen – Learning Environments Research, 2014
This study examined a large, nationally-representative sample of eighth-grade students in the US to assess how the frequency of group learning activity in mathematics classrooms was associated with mathematics achievement and three measures of attitudes toward mathematics. Results showed that moderate amounts of group work in class had positive…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Educational Environment, Attitude Measures
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McEneaney, Elizabeth H.; López, Francesca; Nieswandt, Martina – Learning Environments Research, 2014
Science educators have suggested that, for minority and low-income students, gaps between home and school science cultures necessitate "border crossing" for successful learning in science. Our analysis used National Assessment of Educational Progress 2000 and 2005 data to assess the impact of U.S. state-level policy regarding…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Hispanic American Students, Science Education
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Helding, Karen A.; Fraser, Barry J. – Learning Environments Research, 2013
No previous research has employed learning environments criteria in evaluating the effectiveness of the system of teacher certification sponsored by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Because the litmus test of any professional development effort is the extent of the changes in teaching behaviours in participating teachers'…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teacher Certification, Classroom Environment, Grade 8
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Maulana, R.; Opdenakker, M. C. J. L.; den Brok, P.; Bosker, R. J. – Learning Environments Research, 2012
This study investigated firstly the reliability and validity of an Indonesian version of the "Questionnaire on Teacher Interaction" (QTI). Second, perceptions of Indonesian secondary school teachers' interpersonal behaviour as perceived by students and teachers were studied with the QTI. Third, differences between students' and teachers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Students, Proximity
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Webster, Beverley J.; Hazari, Anjali – Learning Environments Research, 2009
The purpose of this study was to explore a new learning environment instrument which could be used by teaching practitioners and other educators to measure the language learning environment in the secondary science classroom. The science teacher is central in creating science classrooms conductive to the language needs of students and should be…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Factor Analysis, Science Teachers, Vocabulary Development
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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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Doppelt, Yaron; Schunn, Christian D. – Learning Environments Research, 2008
Across several decades, educational researchers have investigated the contribution of the learning environment to the attainment of educational goals, such as improving academic achievement and motivation to learn. The term learning environment not only includes physical activities in the classroom (e.g. experiments kits, computers), but also…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Learning Motivation, Educational Environment, Teaching Methods
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Doppelt, Yaron – Learning Environments Research, 2006
During recent decades, educational research has dealt with the contribution of the learning environment to the accomplishment of educational goals, such as improvement of academic achievement and motivation. In this research, an intervention program was implemented into the learning environment of science-technology classes at the junior high…
Descriptors: Intervention, Student Attitudes, Educational Research, Workshops