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Ovbiagbonhia, A. R.; Kollöffel, Bas; den Brok, Perry – Learning Environments Research, 2019
Developing students' innovation competence is becoming increasingly important in higher education, yet few studies have actually investigated whether current learning environments are aimed at promoting this competence and whether students perceive that they have mastered this competence. This study aimed to map students' perceptions of the…
Descriptors: Innovation, Educational Environment, Student Attitudes, College Students
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Wijnen, Marit; Loyens, Sofie M. M.; Wijnia, Lisette; Smeets, Guus; Kroeze, Maarten J.; Van der Molen, Henk T. – Learning Environments Research, 2018
In this study, a mixed-method design was employed to investigate the association between a student-centred, problem-based learning (PBL) method and law students' motivation. Self-determination theory (SDT) states that autonomous motivation, which is associated with higher academic performance, can be reached when there is fulfillment of three…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Student Motivation, Statistical Analysis, Qualitative Research
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van Rijk, Yvonne; Volman, Monique; de Haan, Dorian; van Oers, Bert – Learning Environments Research, 2017
Sociocultural theories based on the work of Vygotsky have been increasingly influential in educational sciences. Developmental education (DE) is a pedagogical approach based on Vygotskian theory that has inspired primary schools in the Netherlands to change the learning environment innovatively in a comprehensive way. In this article, we focus on…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Reading Comprehension, Developmental Programs, Grade 4
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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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Maulana, Ridwan; Helms-Lorenz, Michelle – Learning Environments Research, 2016
Observations and student perceptions are recognised as important tools for examining teaching behaviour, but little is known about whether both perspectives share similar construct representations and how both perspectives link with student academic outcomes. The present study compared the construct representation of preservice teachers' teaching…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teaching, Teaching Styles
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Admiraal, Wilfried; Lockhorst, Ditte; van der Pol, Jakko – Learning Environments Research, 2012
Teachers in secondary education mainly feel responsibility for their own classroom practice, resulting in largely autonomous and isolated work and private learning activities. Most teachers teach separate classes behind closed doors and learn about teaching by teaching, often described as trial and error (Hodkinson and Hodkinson in Stud Continuing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Conditions, Expertise, Secondary School Teachers
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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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Rickards, Tony; Den Brok, Perry; Fisher, Darrell – Learning Environments Research, 2005
This study reports the first development in Australia of science teacher typologies of teacher-student interpersonal behaviour. Students' perceptions of teacher-student interpersonal behaviour were measured using the Questionnaire on Teacher Interaction (QTI). Earlier work with the QTI in The Netherlands has revealed eight different interpersonal…
Descriptors: Multivariate Analysis, Foreign Countries, Profiles, Secondary School Teachers
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Wierstra, Ronny F. A.; Kanselaar, Gellof; van der Linden, Jos L.; Lodewijks, Hans G. L. C. – Learning Environments Research, 1999
Describes a study of the experiences of 610 Dutch students and 241 other European students who studied at least three months abroad in an international exchange program. Students' perceptions of eight characteristics of the university learning environment were measured concerning the home university, the host university, and the ideal learning…
Descriptors: College Students, Educational Environment, Foreign Countries, Higher Education