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Newland, Lisa Anne; Mourlam, Daniel; Strouse, Gabrielle; DeCino, Daniel; Hanson, Cylie – Learning Environments Research, 2019
This phenomenological study explored children's school life as it relates to their subjective well-being in the United States (N = 22). It was conducted as part of a multinational comparative study of children's well-being following a semi-structured qualitative interview protocol. Rural and urban children (aged 8-12 years) participated in an…
Descriptors: Children, Well Being, Rural Schools, Urban Schools
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Khalil, Nadine; Aldridge, Jill – Learning Environments Research, 2019
As part of major education reform efforts underway in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), teachers have been introducing cooperative teaching methods in their science classes. Given the limited research carried out in this context, we aimed to: first, provide evidence to support a modified and translated (Arabic/English) version of a well-known…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Science Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Foreign Countries
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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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Aluri, Venkata L. N.; Fraser, Barry J. – Learning Environments Research, 2019
In this study, we measured students' perceptions of mathematics classroom learning environment and investigated their associations with students' achievement. The Mathematics-Related Constructivist-Oriented Classroom Learning Environment Survey (MCOLES) was developed with seven dimensions and 56 items, using theories surrounding classroom learning…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Mathematics Instruction, Educational Environment, Correlation
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Pasha-Zaidi, Nausheen; Afari, Ernest; Sevi, Baris; Urganci, Betul; Durham, Justin – Learning Environments Research, 2019
The present study explored the relationship between grit, motivational beliefs and self-regulation among undergraduate students in the United States, the United Arab Emirates and Turkey. These factors place the responsibility of learning on the students, rather than the educational environment. As most studies continue to focus on Western,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Metacognition, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Context
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Lin, Shuqiong; Salazar, Timothy R.; Wu, Shuang – Learning Environments Research, 2019
Utilising data from a research university (N = 7219), we examined the extent to which three factors, climate of diversity (COD), course learning experience (CLE) and research practice experience, predicted undergraduates' overall satisfaction. COD was the most influential predictor of student satisfaction after controlling for the other two. In…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Educational Environment, Student Diversity, Student Satisfaction
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Inda-Caro, Mercedes; Maulana, Ridwan; Fernández-García, Carmen-María; Peña-Calvo, José-Vicente; Rodríguez-Menéndez, M. del Carmen; Helms-Lorenz, Michelle – Learning Environments Research, 2019
Research consistently shows that teaching behaviour is a highly-important indicator of learning environments. Based on a teacher effectiveness model with six observable teaching behaviour domains (safe learning climate, efficient classroom management, clarity of instruction, activating teaching, teaching-learning strategies, and differentiation),…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Behavior, Learner Engagement, Teacher Effectiveness
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Silva, Mary Dayane Souza; da Silva, Anielson Barbosa; de Araújo Lima Coelho, Ana Lúcia – Learning Environments Research, 2019
This study focused on the implications of a learning environment in a professional Master's degree in business administration in Brazil. The study was qualitative and involved semi-structured interviews with graduates of a graduate program with a professional focus. The study identified the physical, psychological, social and technological…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Business Administration Education, Masters Programs, Educational Environment
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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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Lee, Pauline Miin Jiun; Quek, Choon Lang – Learning Environments Research, 2018
We report a survey of 100 preschool teachers from 15 preschools in Singapore using a modified instrument called the Pre-School Level Environment Questionnaire. The aims were to explore differences in actual and preferred perceptions of preschool teachers' school-level environment and to investigate the relationship among preschool teachers'…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Job Satisfaction, Educational Environment
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Khine, Myint Swe; Fraser, Barry J.; Afari, Ernest; Oo, Zeya; Kyaw, Thein Thein – Learning Environments Research, 2018
We investigated students' perceptions of their science classroom environments with the use of the What Is Happening In this Class? (WIHIC) questionnaire at the university level in Myanmar. The translated questionnaire was administered to 251 students in first-year science classes at a university. Both exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Educational Environment, Science Curriculum, Science Instruction
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Mäkelä, Tiina; Helfenstein, Sacha; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Poikkeus, Anna-Maija – Learning Environments Research, 2018
The present educational design research involved analysing Finnish upper secondary school students' participation in the improvement of their psychosocial and technology-enhanced physical learning environment (LE). It examined which LE characteristics students considered important when redesigning their LE, and whether they felt that their ideas…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Participation, Secondary School Students, Educational Environment
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Veloso, Luísa; Marques, Joana S. – Learning Environments Research, 2017
This article on secondary schools science laboratories in Portugal focuses on how school space functions as a pedagogical and political instrument by contributing to shape the conditions for teaching and learning dynamics. The article places the impact of changes to school layouts within the larger context of a public school renovation programme,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Environment, Secondary School Science, Science Laboratories
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Zandvliet, David; Broekhuizen, Avril – Learning Environments Research, 2017
The study of learning environments involves describing educational contexts and identifying empirical relationships among subject matter (curriculum), teaching practices and other environmental variables. In recent years, this has become a growing field of academic inquiry within elementary, secondary and post-secondary research. Investigations of…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Physical Environment, Campuses, Surveys
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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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