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Sun, Xiaojing; Mainhard, Tim; Wubbels, Theo – Learning Environments Research, 2018
Teacher-student interpersonal relationships play an important role in education. The Questionnaire on Teacher Interaction (QTI) was designed to measure students' interpersonal perceptions of their teachers. There are two Chinese versions of the QTI for student use, and that inherited the weaknesses of the previous English versions, such as items…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Interaction, Teacher Student Relationship
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Veloso, LuĂ­sa; 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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Shaby, Neta; Ben-Zvi Assaraf, Orit; Tishler, Chagit E. – Learning Environments Research, 2016
Today, science is a major part of Western culture. One advantage of informal learning environments is that they are (potentially) open to a wide range of populations with varying levels of interest and knowledge. Because of their informal nature, documenting learning has proven challenging. Studies that assess learning in museums, therefore, must…
Descriptors: Science Teaching Centers, Museums, Teacher Attitudes, Informal Education
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Hartley, M. Shaheed; Treagust, David F. – Learning Environments Research, 2014
This study responded to a national call to improve the outcomes in mathematics in the Grade 12 matriculation examination in South Africa by reporting learners' perceptions of the introduction of computer-assisted learning in their mathematics classrooms. Three Grade 12 mathematics classes in a peri-urban school in South Africa were visited over a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Grade 12, Secondary School Students
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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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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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Kember, David; Ho, Amber; Hong, Celina – Learning Environments Research, 2010
This study investigated facets of the teaching and learning environment which motivate student learning. Interviews were conducted with 36 students from nine representative undergraduate degree programs in Hong Kong. The interviewees were asked to describe teaching approaches and learning activities typical of their program. They were asked about…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Student Attitudes, Learning Activities, Motivation
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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
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Bowker, Rob; Tearle, Penni – Learning Environments Research, 2007
This article considers the impact of the early stages of an international project, Gardens for Life (GfL), on children's perceptions of school gardening and on their learning. The project involved 67 schools in England, Kenya and India and focused on the growing of crops, recognising the importance of both the process and product of this activity…
Descriptors: Gardening, Student Attitudes, Learning, Experiential Learning
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Grover, Sonja – Learning Environments Research, 2005
A case study is reported involving 32 applied and academic program student volunteers aged 15-18 years from two high schools located in Northern Ontario, Canada. Students were interviewed regarding a number of educational policy and school climate issues. The study examines perceptions of rights as an aspect of the school learning environment. The…
Descriptors: High Schools, Student Interests, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Thomas, Gregory P.; Mee, Doris Au Kin – Learning Environments Research, 2005
This study reports on the impact of a 2-month classroom intervention that sought to alter the learning environment of two Hong Kong Primary Year 3 general studies classrooms. Mixed methodology, employing quantitative and qualitative data-gathering strategies, was used to investigate changes to the learning environments, including changes to the…
Descriptors: Intervention, Learning Strategies, Metacognition, Foreign Countries
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Crump, Barbara J.; Rennie, Leonie J. – Learning Environments Research, 2004
The computing learning environment has not often been equitable for female students. For example, the number of females enrolled in tertiary computing courses is low compared with males and their retention is poor. In recent years, New Zealand educational institutions have experienced an increased enrolment of "new arrivals"--students of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Females, Programming, Foreign Countries