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Khalil, Nadine; Aldridge, Jill – Learning Environments Research, 2019
As part of major education reform efforts underway in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), teachers have been introducing cooperative teaching methods in their science classes. Given the limited research carried out in this context, we aimed to: first, provide evidence to support a modified and translated (Arabic/English) version of a well-known…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Science Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Foreign Countries
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Salmi, Hannu; Thuneberg, Helena – Learning Environments Research, 2019
The goal of this research was to explore cognitive, self-determined learning and autonomous motivational effects in the context of a mobile science exhibition (N = 256) in Finland. The pupils were sixth-graders with an average age of 12 years 6 months. Autonomy experience, as measured by the Relative Autonomy Index (RAI), had an effect on how the…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Grade 6, Personal Autonomy, Student Attitudes
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Deemer, Eric D.; Smith, Jessi L. – Learning Environments Research, 2018
The current research examined the psychometric properties and utility of a measure of college classroom environment in predicting goal-related outcomes rooted in goal contents and achievement goal theories. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses in Studies 1 and 2, respectively, yielded support for two distinct and gender-invariant classroom…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Personal Autonomy, Undergraduate Students, Student Motivation
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Khine, Myint Swe; Fraser, Barry J.; Afari, Ernest; Oo, Zeya; Kyaw, Thein Thein – Learning Environments Research, 2018
We investigated students' perceptions of their science classroom environments with the use of the What Is Happening In this Class? (WIHIC) questionnaire at the university level in Myanmar. The translated questionnaire was administered to 251 students in first-year science classes at a university. Both exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Educational Environment, Science Curriculum, Science Instruction
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Grace, Lori – Learning Environments Research, 2017
A mixed-methods study was undertaken with 118 biology students in two urban high schools. A Student-Centered Adaptable Learning Environment (SCALE) was created to improve engagement from affective and cognitive perspectives using choice, creativity and technological allowances. Results demonstrated that fast and slow learners are generally…
Descriptors: Time, Intervals, Achievement Gap, Mixed Methods Research
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Deemer, Eric D.; Dotterer, Aryn M.; Morel, Samantha A.; Bastnagel, Abigail E. – Learning Environments Research, 2017
Rooted in achievement goal theory, the buffering hypothesis posits that contextual factors serve to moderate the deleterious effects of personal achievement goals on relevant outcomes. The present study sought to test this hypothesis by examining the interactive effects of classroom affiliation perceptions and personal achievement goals for…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Academic Achievement, Context Effect, Classroom Environment
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Hugerat, Muhamad – Learning Environments Research, 2016
This study involved 458 ninth-grade students from two different Arab middle schools in Israel. Half of the students learned science using project-based learning strategies and the other half learned using traditional methods (non-project-based). The classes were heterogeneous regarding their achievements in the sciences. The adapted questionnaire…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Active Learning, Student Projects, Learning Strategies
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De Juan, Joaquin; Pérez-Cañaveras, Rosa M.; Segovia, Yolanda; Girela, Jose Luis; Martínez-Ruiz, Noemi; Romero-Rameta, Alejandro; Gómez-Torres, Maria José; Vizcaya-Moreno, M. Flores – Learning Environments Research, 2016
Cell biology is an academic discipline that organises and coordinates the learning of the structure, function and molecular composition of cells in some undergraduate biomedical programs. Besides course content and teaching methodologies, the laboratory environment is considered a key element in the teaching of and learning of cell biology. The…
Descriptors: Cytology, Science Instruction, Science Laboratories, Student Attitudes
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Cohn, Stephen T.; Fraser, Barry J. – Learning Environments Research, 2016
In order to investigate the effectiveness of using Student Response Systems (SRS) among grade 7 and 8 science students in New York, the How Do You Feel About This Class? (HDYFATC) questionnaire was administered to 1097 students (532 students did use SRS and 565 students who did not use SRS). Data analyses attested to the sound factorial validity…
Descriptors: Audience Response Systems, Educational Environment, Attitudes, Achievement
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Hillman, Susan J.; Zeeman, Stephan I.; Tilburg, Charles E.; List, Henrietta E. – Learning Environments Research, 2016
The number of students in the United States choosing science, technology, engineering or mathematics careers is declining at a time when demand for these occupations is rapidly increasing. Numerous efforts have been undertaken to reverse this trend, yet results are uncertain. One's attitude is key to many choices one makes, and this includes, for…
Descriptors: Scientific Attitudes, Attitudes, Science Instruction, Evaluation
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Shore, Rebecca; Ray, Jenna; Gooklasian, Paula – Learning Environments Research, 2015
We investigated whether three student-centred strategies influenced retention of science vocabulary words among 7th grade students. Two of the strategies (drawing pictures and talking about the definition of the terms) were developed to involve the students in more constructive and interactive exercises when compared to the technique that was in…
Descriptors: Cognitive Science, Scientific Principles, Retention (Psychology), Vocabulary
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Rahmawati, Yuli; Koul, Rekha; Fisher, Darrell – Learning Environments Research, 2015
The paper reports a study of the effectiveness of co-teaching and co-generative dialogue in science learning and teaching in lower secondary science classes. The idea of co-teaching and co-generative dialogue--first proposed by two leading educationists, Roth and Tobin, in early 2000--made an international impact in educational research. In the…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Team Teaching, Science Teachers, Science Instruction
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Peer, Jarina; Fraser, Barry J. – Learning Environments Research, 2015
Learning environment research provides a well-established approach for describing and understanding what goes on in classrooms and has attracted considerable interest in Singapore. This article reports the first study of science classroom environments in Singapore primary schools. Ten scales from the What Is Happening In this Class?,…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Gender Differences, Surveys, Attitude Measures
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Nitz, Sandra; Prechtl, Helmut; Nerdel, Claudia – Learning Environments Research, 2014
Because of the multimodal nature of learning, doing and reporting science, it is important that students learn how to interpret, construct, relate and translate scientific representations or, in other words, to develop representational competence. Explicit instruction about multimodal representations is needed to foster students'…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Measures (Individuals), Surveys, Biology
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Thomas, Gregory P.; Anderson, David – Learning Environments Research, 2014
Concerns persist regarding science classroom learning environments and the lack of development of students' metacognition and reasoning processes within such environments. Means of shaping learning environments so that students are encouraged to develop their metacognition are required in order to enhance students' reasoning and…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Chemistry, Science Instruction, Thinking Skills
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