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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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Ge, Xun; Hardre, Patricia L. – Learning Environments Research, 2010
A major challenge for learning theories is to illuminate how particular kinds of learning experiences and environments promote the development of expertise. Research has been conducted into novice-expert differences in various domains, but few studies have examined the processes involved in learners' expertise development. In an attempt to…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Learning Theories, Graduate Students, Instructional Design
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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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Bamberger, Yael; Tal, Tali – Learning Environments Research, 2009
This article describes an initial attempt to find out students' perceptions of class visits to natural history museums, with regard to the museum's role as a place for intellectual and social experience. The study followed up approximately 500 Grades 6-8 students who visited four museums of different sizes, locations and foci. Data sources…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Student Attitudes, Scientific Principles, Museums
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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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Handelzalts, Adam; van den Berg, Ellen; van Slochteren, Geesje; Verdonschot, Suzanne – Learning Environments Research, 2007
This article reports the development of an instrument to measure preservice teachers' perceptions of the Study Landscape (SLS), which is an ICT-infused learning environment that encourages preservice teachers to direct their own learning to build a two-way relationship between theory and teaching practice. This study comprised a qualitative and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Educational Environment, Teacher Educators
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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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Van Aalst, Jan; Hill, Cher M. – Learning Environments Research, 2006
Content analyses of computer databases parsed into notes or ideas do not shed adequate light on the role of collaboration and the Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning environment in knowledge building; analysis of what is happening in the classroom and how students interpret that is also needed. This study used ethnographic methods to explore…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Ethnography, Cooperation, Grade 4
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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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Johnson, Bruce; McClure, Robert – Learning Environments Research, 2004
The purpose of the study was to investigate the use of an existing instrument, the Constructivist Learning Environment Survey (CLES)(Taylor, Dawson & Fraser, 1995; Taylor, Fraser & Fisher, 1993, 1997), for providing insights into the classroom learning environments of beginning science teachers. In the first year of the study, the CLES was…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Constructivism (Learning), Preservice Teachers, Reliability
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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
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