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Ward, Gillian; Fisher, Darrell L. – Learning Environments Research, 2013
There has been little research into the work environments of teachers at the subject department level. Understanding and investigating the work environment at this level could provide insight into the type of work environment that might lead teachers to remain in the teaching profession. This article reports the development, validation and use of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Science Teachers, Science Departments
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Rebar, Bryan M. – Learning Environments Research, 2012
Teachers draw from many personal and professional experiences when organising and leading field trips. In order to identify the influences on teachers' field trip practices, I used surveys, interviews, artifacts and observations gathered from teachers who led trips to an aquarium. Findings clarified the types of influence and the impact that these…
Descriptors: Field Trips, Outdoor Education, Educational Practices, Information Sources
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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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Dkeidek, Iyad; Mamlok-Naaman, Rachel; Hofstein, Avi – Learning Environments Research, 2012
An inquiry-oriented laboratory in chemistry was integrated into the chemistry curriculum in Jewish high schools in Israel, and after a short period was also implemented in Arab sector. In this study, we investigated the effect of culture on the perceptions of laboratory classroom learning environments by comparing the perceptions of Arab and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Inquiry, Curriculum Implementation
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Bayne, Gillian U. – Learning Environments Research, 2012
This research is distinctive in that a mixed-methods approach, employing both cogenerative dialogues and student responses from the Constructivist Learning Environment Survey (CLES), was used to help to understand 9th grade urban students' experiences in their biochemistry class in New York City. Factor analyses of student responses demonstrated…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Urban Schools, Interviews, Biochemistry
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Rita, Ronald D.; Martin-Dunlop, Catherine S. – Learning Environments Research, 2011
This study assessed the perceptions of 146 gifted and 115 non-gifted high school biology students and investigated associations between student perceptions and cognitive achievement. The What Is Happening In this Class? (WIHIC) was used to assess perceptions of actual and preferred learning environments. Data indicated that all students preferred…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Academically Gifted, Biology, Educational Environment
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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