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Goedhart, N. S.; Blignaut-van Westrhenen, N.; Moser, C.; Zweekhorst, M. B. M. – Learning Environments Research, 2019
Higher education faces several challenges including both increased student diversity and the use of technologies. The flipped classroom approach has been proposed as a way to address some of these challenges. This study examined the effects of a flipped classroom trial conducted during a Master's course at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Homework, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Roshandel, Shadi; Hudley, Cynthia – Learning Environments Research, 2018
During late childhood and early adolescence, there is a dramatic increase in cognitive skills which influences how young people begin to think about their futures. The construct of possible selves has been used to help understanding of adolescents' views of their future plans and goals by exploring their social perceptions to gain insight about…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Self Concept, Adolescent Development, Social Attitudes
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Alt, Dorit – Learning Environments Research, 2017
The increasing calls for diversity research signal a need to explore contemporary learning and instruction strategies that respond to diversity in courses and curricula. The major objective of this research was to measure the level of openness to diversity and challenge (ODC) among college students as a function of their perceived constructivist…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Higher Education, Structural Equation Models, Undergraduate Students
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Kwitonda, Jean Claude – Learning Environments Research, 2017
This study focused on foundational aspects of classroom relations. Specifically, relationships between teachers' immediacy (interpersonal) behaviours, classroom democracy, identification and learning were considered. Previous work suggests that these variables can be used as a foundation to shape classroom climate, culture and learning outcomes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Structural Equation Models, Teacher Student Relationship, Democratic Values
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Alt, Dorit – Learning Environments Research, 2015
Self-efficacy for learning, which refers to students' beliefs in their capabilities to regulate their own learning, could determine students' motivation and academic achievement and, therefore, is significant in the learning process. This study examined how educational efforts based on constructivist theory were associated with the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Self Efficacy, Constructivism (Learning), Educational Environment
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Lust, Griet; Vandewaetere, Mieke; Elen, Jan; Clarebout, Geraldine – Learning Environments Research, 2014
Given the rising popularity of content management systems (CMSs) in higher education, we investigated how students use the available CMS tools, as well as whether the moment of using a CMS tool affects students' learning. This temporal dimension has been neglected in current research on CMS use. More insight into students' tool-use is…
Descriptors: Management Systems, Higher Education, College Students, Academic Achievement
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Cleveland, Benjamin; Fisher, Kenn – Learning Environments Research, 2014
This article critically reviews the methodologies and methods that have been used for the evaluation of physical learning environments. To contextualize discussion about the evaluation of learning spaces, we initially chart the development of post-occupancy evaluation (POE) for non-domestic buildings. We then discuss the recent evolution of POE…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Teaching Methods, Evaluation Methods, Physical Environment
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Jacques, Paul H.; Garger, John; Thomas, Michael; Vracheva, Veselina – Learning Environments Research, 2012
This study tested a series of hypotheses linking college support and quality of student-instructor relations with outcomes including student efficacy, social connectedness with peers, expectancies and academic performance. Early quality of exchanges with the instructor using Leader-Member Exchange theory was found to be a key indicator of academic…
Descriptors: Social Integration, Academic Achievement, Higher Education, Teacher Student Relationship
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Partin, Matthew L.; Haney, Jodi J. – Learning Environments Research, 2012
In this study, the following questions were addressed in an undergraduate non-major biology course using a large lecture format: Is there a relationship between students' perceptions of their learning environment and course performance, and what roles do motivation and attitudes play in mediating that relationship? The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Nonmajors, Student Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Goal Orientation
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Savelyeva, Tamara – Learning Environments Research, 2012
My research problem is based on the lack of unifying conceptual cohesion between the discourses concerning cognitive and instructional aspects of learning environments (LE). I contrast that lack with practical developments of LE studies connected at the level of practical implementation and evaluation. Next, I briefly review the LE boundaries,…
Descriptors: Research Problems, Higher Education, Qualitative Research, Educational Environment
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Sinatra, Richard; Eschenauer, Robert – Learning Environments Research, 2012
Four-week summer academy programs served homeless children and adults in two contiguous innovative learning programs. The programs may be the first of their kind in the homeless literature in which both adults and children were exposed to career, academic, and leadership opportunities in the supportive learning environment of a university campus,…
Descriptors: Literacy, Summer Programs, Racquet Sports, Leadership Training
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Huang, Shwu-yong Liou – Learning Environments Research, 2012
This study investigated university students' perceptions of their institutions' learning environments, and related those perceptions to students' academic aspirations and satisfaction with their universities. A sample of 12,423 juniors at 42 universities in Taiwan was used to confirm the validity and reliability of the instrument: CUEI-S. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Emotional Development, College Faculty
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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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MacLeod, Cheri; Fraser, Barry J. – Learning Environments Research, 2010
This article reports the development, translation, validation and application of a modified Arabic version of a modified form of the What Is Happening In this Class? (WIHIC) questionnaire. When parallel Arabic and English versions of this questionnaire were field tested with a sample of 763 college students in 82 classes, the WIHIC exhibited sound…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Student Attitudes, Translation, Reliability
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Stes, Ann; De Maeyer, Sven; Van Petegem, Peter – Learning Environments Research, 2010
The Approaches to Teaching Inventory (ATI) is used to examine teachers' teaching approaches in higher education. Analyses into the validity and reliability of the original English ATI yielded positive results. In this study, we examined the degree to which these positive results can also be found for the Dutch version that we developed. Data were…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Research, Test Validity, Factor Analysis
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