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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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Zinsser, Katherine M.; Denham, Susanne A.; Curby, Timothy W.; Chazan-Cohen, Rachel – Learning Environments Research, 2016
Early childhood centres are vibrant social communities where child and adult emotions are integral to learning. Previous research has focused on teaching practices that support children's social-emotional learning; fewer studies have attended to relevant centre-level factors, such as the emotional leadership practices of the centre director. The…
Descriptors: Child Care Centers, Preschool Children, Social Development, Emotional Development
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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