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Thomas, Christopher L.; Pavlechko, Gary M.; Cassady, Jerrell C. – Learning Environments Research, 2019
Ball State University re-designed five classrooms--as part of an Interactive Learning Space (ILS) Initiative--to provide educators with learning spaces that could be used to implement and assess the effectiveness of student-centred instructional practices. The purpose of the current investigation was to explore how pedagogy implemented within ILSs…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Learner Engagement, Classroom Environment, Space Utilization
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Wu, Xiaoli; Lowyck, Joost; Sercu, Lies; Elen, Jan – Learning Environments Research, 2012
The present study aimed for better understanding of the interactions between task complexity and students' self-efficacy beliefs and students' use of learning strategies, and finally their interacting effects on task performance. This investigation was carried out in the context of Chinese students learning English as a foreign language in a…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Learning Strategies, Foreign Countries, Vocabulary Development
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Dochy, Filip; Segers, Mien; Van Den Bossche, Piet; Struyven, Katrien – Learning Environments Research, 2005
During the last decades, traditional learning environments have been criticised for not developing the prerequisites for professional expertise (H. Mandl, H. Gruber & A. Renkl, "Interactive minds: Life-span perspectives on the social foundation of cognition," pp. 394-412, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1996; P. Tynjala, "International…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, College Students, Student Attitudes, Educational Research
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Walker, Scott L.; Fraser, Barry J. – Learning Environments Research, 2005
The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a new learning environments instrument designed to aid investigators and practitioners in measuring and researching the psychosocial learning environment in post-secondary distance education. Using a three-stage approach, the Distance Education Learning Environments Survey (DELES) was…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Test Reliability, Active Learning, Educational Environment