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Liu, Shujie; Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J. – Learning Environments Research, 2014
This study employed a partially-mixed concurrent equal-status design to investigate factors motivating Chinese teachers to enter the teaching profession and sources of teacher job satisfaction in China as opposed to those described in the international literature. The data were collected in Jilin Province of China from 510 teachers who…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Motivation, Career Choice, Teaching (Occupation)
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Knight, Stephanie L.; Parker, Dawn; Zimmerman, Whitney; Ikhlief, Atman – Learning Environments Research, 2014
Recently, Qatar established educational reform in charter (independent) schools focusing on curriculum standards, student-centred teaching, standards-based assessment, English as the language of instruction, and extensive professional development. A primary area of emphasis was the creation of student-centred mathematics and science classrooms…
Descriptors: Correlation, Educational Environment, Science Instruction, Mathematics Instruction
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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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Singh, Malkeet; McNeil, Jan Torbet – Learning Environments Research, 2014
The purpose of this study was to survey a sample of high school students in Hawaii and Singapore about what they perceive to be helpful aspects of classroom environments in their learning of science and humanities subjects. The What Is Happening In this Class? (WIHIC) questionnaire was administered in the fall of 2003 to 73 high school students in…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Environment, Questionnaires, Science Education
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Ottmar, Erin R.; Konold, Timothy R.; Berry, Robert Q.; Grissmer, David W.; Cameron, Claire E. – Learning Environments Research, 2014
Psychometric properties of 24 items from the fifth grade Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Cohort Mathematics Teacher Questionnaire were investigated in a sample of 5,181 participants. These items asked teachers to report how often they had their classroom students engage in different mathematics content, skills and instructional…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Numeracy
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Rebmann, Kristen Radsliff – Learning Environments Research, 2013
This article charts the development of three literacy research frameworks: multiliteracies, new literacies, and popular literacies. By reviewing the literature surrounding three current conceptions of literacy, an attempt is made to form an integrative grouping that captures the most relevant elements of each for learning environments design.…
Descriptors: Literacy, Multiple Literacies, Informal Education, Models
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Nedovic, Sonya; Morrissey, Anne-Marie – Learning Environments Research, 2013
This study reports on children's observed responses to natural features introduced in the redevelopment of a childcare centre garden. Using an action research approach, the redevelopment was based on the preferences of the director, staff and 18 three- to four-year-olds, as expressed through interviews, conversations, photographs and drawings.…
Descriptors: Action Research, Physical Activities, Kindergarten, Play
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Pryce, Sarah; Frederickson, Norah – Learning Environments Research, 2013
Anti-bullying commitment across school communities is seen as crucial to the effectiveness of interventions. This exploratory study used a mixed-methods design to investigate bullying behaviour, intentions and aspects of the classroom ecology within the context of an anti-bullying initiative that was launched with a declaration of commitment.…
Descriptors: Intervention, Elementary Schools, Bullying, Classroom Environment
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Robinson, Esther; Fraser, Barry J. – Learning Environments Research, 2013
This study, involving the modification, validation and use of a learning environment questionnaire for both kindergarten students and their parents, is significant because prior learning environment research has normally involved neither parents nor such young students. A questionnaire, which was based on the What Is Happening In this Class? and…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Reliability, Kindergarten, Classroom Environment
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Spearman, Juliette; Watt, Helen M. G. – Learning Environments Research, 2013
The classroom environment influences students' academic outcomes, but it is often students' perceptions that shape their classroom experiences. Our study examined the extent to which observed classroom environment features shaped perceptions of the classroom, and explained levels of, and changes in, girls' motivation in junior secondary school…
Descriptors: Achievement, Females, Student Attitudes, Classroom Environment
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Dahl, Tove I.; Sethre-Hofstad, Lisa; Salomon, Gavriel – Learning Environments Research, 2013
How do young people experience camp, and how might that experience help us expand our understanding of what is possible in non-formal learning environments? In-depth interviews consisting of forced-choice and open-ended questions were conducted with 59 Concordia Language Villages residential camp participants who partake in a linguistically and…
Descriptors: Children, Adolescents, Teaching Methods, Cognitive Processes
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Tobin, Kenneth; Ritchie, Stephen M.; Oakley, Jennifer L.; Mergard, Victoria; Hudson, Peter – Learning Environments Research, 2013
This study examined emotional climate in relation to the teaching and learning of grade 7 science. A multi-method and multi-theoretic approach used sociocultural frameworks as a foundation for interpretive research, conversation analysis, prosody analysis, and studies of nonverbal conduct. Emotional climate varied continuously throughout a lesson.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Speech Communication, Grade 7, Power Structure
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Luketic, Christine D.; Dolan, Erin L. – Learning Environments Research, 2013
Science laboratory learning has been lauded for decades for its role in fostering positive student attitudes about science and developing students' interest in science and ability to use equipment. An expanding body of research has demonstrated the significant influence of laboratory environment on student learning. Further research has…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Curriculum Development, High School Students, Student Attitudes
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