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Deieso, Donato; Fraser, Barry J. – Learning Environments Research, 2019
Past research has revealed that, relative to primary-school students, high-school students have less-positive attitudes to mathematics and perceive their classroom environments and teacher--student relationships less favourably. This study involved the transition experience of 541 students in 47 classes in 15 primary (year 7) and secondary (year…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Adjustment, Elementary School Mathematics, Secondary School Mathematics
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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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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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Imms, Wesley; Byers, Terry – Learning Environments Research, 2017
A resurgence in interest in classroom and school design has highlighted how little we know about the impact of learning environments on student and teacher performance. This is partly because of a lack of research methods capable of controlling the complex variables inherent to space and education. In a unique study that overcame such difficulties…
Descriptors: Performance Factors, Classroom Environment, Student Participation, Learner Engagement
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Aldridge, Jill M.; Ala'i, Kate G.; Fraser, Barry J. – Learning Environments Research, 2016
This article reports research into associations between students' perceptions of the school climate and self-reports of ethnic and moral identity in high schools in Western Australia. An instrument was developed to assess students' perceptions of their school climate (as a means of monitoring and guiding schools as they are challenged to become…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Student Attitudes, Adolescent Attitudes
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Waldrip, Bruce; Yu, Jeong Jin; Prain, Vaughan – Learning Environments Research, 2016
This article focuses on a Personalised Learning model which has 19 scales that were used to evaluate regional students' perceptions of their readiness to learn, assessment processes, engagement, extent to which their learning is personalised and their associations with academic efficacy, academic achievement and student well-being. The data came…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Student Attitudes, Well Being, Academic Achievement
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Niklas, Frank; Nguyen, Cuc; Cloney, Daniel S.; Tayler, Collette; Adams, Raymond – Learning Environments Research, 2016
Favourable home learning environments (HLEs) support children's literacy, numeracy and social development. In large-scale research, HLE is typically measured by self-report survey, but there is little consistency between studies and many different items and latent constructs are observed. Little is known about the stability of these items and…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Literacy, Numeracy, Social Development
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Aldridge, Jill M.; Fraser, Barry J. – Learning Environments Research, 2016
The purpose of this study, in part, was to confirm the factor structure of the School-Level Environment Questionnaire, which assesses six school climate factors that can be considered important for improving schools. The study also tested a research model of the relationships between the school climate, teachers' self-efficacy and job…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Educational Environment, Job Satisfaction, Self Efficacy
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Dorman, Jeffrey; Kennedy, Joy; Young, Janelle – Learning Environments Research, 2015
Research in rural and remote schools and communities of Queensland resulted in the development and validation of the Rural and Remote Teaching, Working, Living and Learning Environment Survey (RRTWLLES). Samples of 252 teachers and 191 community members were used to validate the structure of this questionnaire. It was developed within the standard…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Scores
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Liu, Chia-Ju; Zandvliet, David B.; Hou, I.-Ling – Learning Environments Research, 2012
This study investigated perceptions of senior high school students towards the Taiwanese information technology (IT) classroom with the What Is Happening in this Class? (WIHIC) survey and explored the physical learning environment of the IT classroom using the Computerised Classroom Environment Inventory (CCEI). The participants included 2,869…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Education, Vocational High Schools, Information Technology
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Dowdell, Trevor; Tomson, L. Mich; Davies, Michael – Learning Environments Research, 2011
The development and validation of a new and unique learning climate instrument, the Sports Class Environment Scale (SCES), was the focus of this study. We began with a consolidation of the dimensions and items of the Perceived Motivational Climate in Sport Questionnaire-2 and the Classroom Environment Scale. Field-testing of the SCES involved 204…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Classroom Environment, Athletes, Factor Analysis
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Fisher, Darrell; den Brok, Perry; Waldrip, Bruce; Dorman, Jeffrey – Learning Environments Research, 2011
This study reports the first development in Australia of primary science teacher typologies of teacher-student interpersonal behaviour, which was measured by students' perceptions using the Questionnaire on Teacher Interaction (QTI). Earlier work with the QTI in The Netherlands has revealed eight different interpersonal styles, which were later…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Student Attitudes, Multivariate Analysis
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Waldrip, Bruce G.; Fisher, Darrell L.; Dorman, Jeffrey – Learning Environments Research, 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine students' psychosocial perceptions of their science classroom learning environment in order to identify exemplary teachers. This mixed-method study used the valid and reliable What Is Happening In this Class? (WIHIC) questionnaire with over 3,000 middle school students in 150 classrooms in Australia.…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Construct Validity, Foreign Countries, Science Teachers
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Chandra, Vinesh; Fisher, Darrell L. – Learning Environments Research, 2009
The enhanced accessibility, affordability and capability of the Internet has created enormous possibilities in terms of designing, developing and implementing innovative teaching methods in the classroom. As existing pedagogies are revamped and new ones are added, there is a need to assess the effectiveness of these approaches from the students'…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Research Methodology, Instructional Effectiveness, Science Instruction
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Henderson, David G.; Fisher, Darrell L. – Learning Environments Research, 2008
This study centred on students enrolled in Work Studies, a vocational education course offered to post-compulsory (Years 11-12) students in Western Australian high schools. Because of the strong emphasis on the teacher providing pastoral care in Work Studies classes, the Questionnaire on Teacher Interaction (QTI), which assesses students'…
Descriptors: Teacher Behavior, Student Attitudes, Gender Differences, Vocational Education
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