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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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Pinger, Petra; Rakoczy, Katrin; Besser, Michael; Klieme, Eckhard – Learning Environments Research, 2018
Formative assessment is considered to be a promising teaching practice for promoting teaching and learning processes. The implementation of teaching practices into instruction involves intervening with a learning environment that is characterised by certain features of instructional quality. Our study aims to contribute to the understanding of…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Intervention, Quasiexperimental Design
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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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Hugerat, Muhamad – Learning Environments Research, 2016
This study involved 458 ninth-grade students from two different Arab middle schools in Israel. Half of the students learned science using project-based learning strategies and the other half learned using traditional methods (non-project-based). The classes were heterogeneous regarding their achievements in the sciences. The adapted questionnaire…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Active Learning, Student Projects, Learning Strategies
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Saunders-Stewart, K. S.; Gyles, P. D. T.; Shore, B. M.; Bracewell, R. J. – Learning Environments Research, 2015
Student outcomes of inquiry-based teaching and learning were explored through student-report. Participants were six teachers and their 181 students in grades 9 through 12. Classes were categorized by level of inquiry (least, middle, and most). A student-administered questionnaire assessed the extent to which the three groups experienced 23…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Outcomes of Education, Student Attitudes, Secondary School Teachers
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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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Sivan, Atara; Chan, Dennis W. K. – Learning Environments Research, 2013
This study validated the Chinese version of the Questionnaire on Teacher Interaction (QTI) in the Hong Kong context as well as examined the relationship between students' perceptions of interpersonal teacher behaviour and their cognitive, affective and moral learning outcomes. Data were collected with the QTI and four other measures of student…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Multiple Regression Analysis, Questionnaires
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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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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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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