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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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Aluri, Venkata L. N.; Fraser, Barry J. – Learning Environments Research, 2019
In this study, we measured students' perceptions of mathematics classroom learning environment and investigated their associations with students' achievement. The Mathematics-Related Constructivist-Oriented Classroom Learning Environment Survey (MCOLES) was developed with seven dimensions and 56 items, using theories surrounding classroom learning…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Mathematics Instruction, Educational Environment, Correlation
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Wijsman, Lindy A.; Saab, Nadira; Schuitema, Jaap; van Driel, Jan H.; Westenberg, P. Michiel – Learning Environments Research, 2019
During the early stages of secondary education students' motivation and performance levels decline. This study employed a case study approach to evaluate a learning environment called GUTS; Differentiated Challenging of Talent in School. GUTS was specifically designed to raise performance and motivation through a combination of (a) talent lessons…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Motivation, Rewards, Grade 7
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Deieso, Donato; Fraser, Barry J. – Learning Environments Research, 2019
Past research has revealed that, relative to primary-school students, high-school students have less-positive attitudes to mathematics and perceive their classroom environments and teacher--student relationships less favourably. This study involved the transition experience of 541 students in 47 classes in 15 primary (year 7) and secondary (year…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Adjustment, Elementary School Mathematics, Secondary School Mathematics
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Inda-Caro, Mercedes; Maulana, Ridwan; Fernández-García, Carmen-María; Peña-Calvo, José-Vicente; Rodríguez-Menéndez, M. del Carmen; Helms-Lorenz, Michelle – Learning Environments Research, 2019
Research consistently shows that teaching behaviour is a highly-important indicator of learning environments. Based on a teacher effectiveness model with six observable teaching behaviour domains (safe learning climate, efficient classroom management, clarity of instruction, activating teaching, teaching-learning strategies, and differentiation),…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Behavior, Learner Engagement, Teacher Effectiveness
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Misbah, Zainun; Gulikers, Judith; Mulder, Martin – Learning Environments Research, 2019
Theory and research in the field of competence-based vocational education (CBVE) have advanced enormously during the last decades, although empirical research on CBVE lags far behind. CBVE researchers have complained about the lack of evidence that CBVE results in better competence development, the decreasing attention for knowledge development in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Competency Based Education, Secondary School Students
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Alt, Dorit – Learning Environments Research, 2018
This study was aimed at detecting the most frequently-used teaching and assessment activities in secondary school science classes, identifying links between these variables, and revealing possible challenges in these processes. To this end, data were gathered from 155 secondary school science teachers in 56 Israeli public schools and 380 grade…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Science, Secondary School Teachers, Science Teachers
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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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Mäkelä, Tiina; Helfenstein, Sacha; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Poikkeus, Anna-Maija – Learning Environments Research, 2018
The present educational design research involved analysing Finnish upper secondary school students' participation in the improvement of their psychosocial and technology-enhanced physical learning environment (LE). It examined which LE characteristics students considered important when redesigning their LE, and whether they felt that their ideas…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Participation, Secondary School Students, Educational Environment
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Sirrakos, George, Jr.; Fraser, Barry J. – Learning Environments Research, 2017
This mixed-methods cross-national study investigated the effectiveness of reality pedagogy (an approach in which teachers become part of students' activities, practices and rituals) in terms of changes in student perceptions of their learning environment and attitudes towards science. A questionnaire was administered to 142 students in grades 8-10…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Educational Environment, Scientific Attitudes, Questionnaires
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Ahmadi Safa, Mohammad; Doosti, Mehdi – Learning Environments Research, 2017
We investigated Iranian secondary-school English teachers' interpersonal behaviour with a validated culturally-adaptive Iranian version of the Questionnaire on Teacher Interaction. Data were collected from 971 Iranian secondary-school students (398 students participated in the pilot study and 573 students in the main study) and 55 Iranian…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, English Teachers, Interpersonal Relationship, Semi Structured Interviews
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Vennix, J.; den Brok, P.; Taconis, R. – Learning Environments Research, 2017
We investigated and compared the learning environment perceptions of students, teachers and guides who participated in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)-based outreach activities in secondary education. In outreach activities, schools and teachers work together with companies and other external institutions in learning…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Outreach Programs, Secondary Education, High School Students
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Russell, Shannon L.; Wentzel, Kathryn R.; Donlan, Alice E. – Learning Environments Research, 2016
In this study, we examined teachers' beliefs concerning the meaning and nature of teacher--student trust in a diverse sample of secondary-school teachers (n = 34). Using a grounded-theory approach, a process model of teacher-adolescent trust emerged based on semi-structured interviews and focus groups. Antecedents of trust could be categorised as…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Trust (Psychology), Teacher Student Relationship
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Elvira, Quincy; Beausaert, Simon; Segers, Mien; Imants, Jeroen; Dankbaar, Ben – Learning Environments Research, 2016
Development of professional expertise is the process of continually transforming the repertoire of knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to solve domain-specific problems which begins in late secondary education and continues during higher education and throughout professional life. One educational goal is to train students to think more like…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Test Construction, Test Validity, Expertise
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Cavanagh, Robert F. – Learning Environments Research, 2015
This study employed the capabilities-expectations model of engagement in classroom learning based on bio-ecological frameworks of intellectual development and flow theory. According to the capabilities-expectations model, engagement requires a balance between the capabilities of a student for learning in a particular situation and what is expected…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Expectation, Models, Educational Environment
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