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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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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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Kwan, Yee Wan; Wong, Angela F. L. – Learning Environments Research, 2014
In this study, we investigated-secondary school students' perceptions of their constructivist learning environment in Liberal Studies, and whether their perceptions were related to their critical thinking ability. A convenience sample of Secondary Three students (N = 967) studying Liberal Studies in Hong Kong participated in this research by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Constructivism (Learning), Multiple Regression Analysis, Educational Environment
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Koh, Noi Keng; Fraser, Barry J. – Learning Environments Research, 2014
At many teacher education institutes around the world, preservice teachers are empowered to use pedagogical tools and strategies that engage their students. We used a modified version of the Constructivist Learning Environment Survey (CLES) to evaluate the effectiveness of a pedagogical model known as the Mixed Mode Delivery (MMD) model in terms…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Secondary School Students, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Smith, Prapanna Randall – Learning Environments Research, 2013
This article reports the quantitative phase of a mixed-methods study that was conducted to investigate the relationships between psychosocial learning environments and student satisfaction with their education as mediated by Agentic Personal Meaning. The interdisciplinary approach of the study integrated the fields of learning environment…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Webster, Beverley J.; Hazari, Anjali – Learning Environments Research, 2009
The purpose of this study was to explore a new learning environment instrument which could be used by teaching practitioners and other educators to measure the language learning environment in the secondary science classroom. The science teacher is central in creating science classrooms conductive to the language needs of students and should be…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Factor Analysis, Science Teachers, Vocabulary Development