Learning environment research has undergone considerable growth in the past thirty years and has now reached a stage of notable diversity and internationalization. Earlier studies often used questionnaires to assess learning environments, but today both qualitative and quantitative approaches are used. Many contemporary studies are a productive combination of these two approaches.This volume brings together prominent educators and researchers from around the world to share their contemporary research on educational learning environments. The chapters provide information on recent trends and developments and effective applications of different methods to improve teaching and learning. The book will be a critical and specialized source that describes recent advances in learning environment studies across all continents. The contributors come from Australia, Belgium, Cyprus, Finland, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, Turkey, Taiwan, Thailand, and the USA.
# Classroom Environment, Students' Perceptions of Assessment, Academic Efficacy and Attitude to Science: A LISREL Analysis (J P Dorman et al.) # Reflective Analysis of Teachers' Behaviour and Students' Perception of Classroom Interaction (M S Khine & A Lourdusamy) # Improving the Classroom Laboratory Learning Environment by Using Teachers' and Students' Perceptions (A Hofstein) # Convergence and Divergence Between Students' and Teachers' Perceptions of Instructional Behaviour in Dutch Secondary Education (P den Brok et al.) # An Action Research Approach with Primary Pre-Service Teachers to Improve University and Primary School Classroom Environments (K J Saunders & D L Fisher) # Becoming More Efficient: One College's Use of the SLEQ (R Anstine-Templeton et al.) # "Learning Digitally" -- E-Classrooms: Computers Looking for a Problem to Solve? (G Falloon) # Designing Infrastructures for Learning with Technology (L Lipponen et al.) # Evaluating the Virtual Learning Environment (S Chard) # and other papers