An explorative descriptive research method was employed. Several researchers criticized this bi-polar distinction and provided support for the hypothesis that teachers may hold both teacher-centered and student-centered pedagogical beliefs (see e.g., Tondeur, Van Braak, Ertmer, & Ottenbreit-Leftwich, 2017). enhance reliability and validity of the study. Creating a school environment conducive to learning. The second aspect in creating a conducive classroom environment is by having an attractive physical classroom environment. It enjoys, motivates, and facilitates the students in learning English This qualitative research aimed at analyzing the English teachers` views on the use of the digital tools in the classroom practices and the challenges in order to face the digital teaching. Such factors as ‘large and spacious’, regularly shaped room, easily adapted for different situations and close access to support spaces were assessed. … Moreover, pupils, may feel more at ease when they are in a group, and that may encourage, more spontaneity, especially if the pupils are classmates or close friends, Three groups of six pupils were chosen from each school for the focus, group discussions. 3. Based on a collective case study of two primary schools in Singapore, this article discusses classroom management issues that create a conducive. The, school had a staff strength of 80 teachers and 10 support personnel. )BHS�RY�����Zlg` vjG endstream endobj 151 0 obj <>stream 29. environment of the classroom. Such an arrangement facilitated the, learning process of pupils who were weak in ICT skills as they were, able to better engage in the task. themselves or expect the pupils to help one another to solve the problems. As, the pupils worked at their own pace, the teachers were able to spend more, time working with the weaker pupils, and provided them with more scaf-, folding to complete the tasks. One would make the environment conducive to learning starting within. This paper classifies the ways in which students were found to support technology in the classroom, taking advantage of their expertise to help the teacher and other students. Teachers in the classroom should create a safer and a positive learning environment. 13 May 2013. be adopted for geography education. One teacher. In this sense, the, study of ICT in schools is no longer restricted to the interaction between the, computer and the participants, but rather how ICT is embodied within a. socially constituted learning environment (Crook, 1991). Taking the activity system as a unit of analysis, the study mediate between the teacher and the effective management of the lesson. Creating a conducive learning environment. It opens the doors of imagination. It was known as the red alert cup. Every child deserves to learn in a conducive learning environment that poses no threat to their health and safety ... and enhances learning outcomes and academic performance. aided instruction and student performance in Geography as a subject with the help of a chi-square These tools, employed by the, teachers to create a conducive learning environment, mediate between the, JILR 14/4 page layout 12/23/03 3:23 PM Page 54, The responsibility of ensuring a conducive learning environment should not, fall entirely on the teacher. INTRODUCTION . 13 May 2013. A, human individual never acts directly on, or reacts directly to, the environ-, ment. Ethiopia needs graduates capable of solving real life problems in the society. Internet, Projectors, power points presentations were the only types of technologies adopted with The first step in creating a successful home environment is to dedicate a space specifically for learning. Potter (2000) suggested that a, bank of regular sayings, which emphasised good practices, be put on the, notice board of the computer room for all pupils to see. These procedures ensured that the pupils paid attention to the instruc-, The discipline-specific rules and procedures observed in East and North, Primary School communicated the teachers’, behaviour. The schools were, also given funds to purchase educational software and other peripherals, JILR 14/4 page layout 12/23/03 3:23 PM Page 49, resources that best meet the needs of their students and teachers. Creating a learning environment that supports positive intercultural contact: Teachers must provide students with an environment that is conducive to learning. High Schools to find the relationship between technologies aided instruction and students Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. These procedures minimise the occur-. Here are five tips to help you create a conducive studying environment in the home. ... By integrating technology into a classroom setting, students will be able to improve their computer skills which play a momentous aspect in the learning process. by Terry Heick. 5-point Likert scale questionnaire was distributed to collect the response. Education to be effective in schools, the environment needs to be conducive to learning, allowing the pupils space and time to interact within the learning and teaching process. Typically, social, physical, psychological or cultural factors involved in a learning environment deeply affect the learners’ learning capabilities. learning of Geography. The literature reviewed in this section discusses the classroom management, issues that create a conducive environment for the effective integration of, JILR 14/4 page layout 12/23/03 3:23 PM Page 42. First and foremost, creating a conducive learning environment is not an individual thing. All rights reserved. 149 0 obj <>stream In some cases, students' efforts provided positive benefits to the teacher and other students, and in other cases, the students' efforts caused more problems than they solved. It focuses on the whole configuration of classroom, Over the last decade, activity theory has been adopted and developed as a. framework for researching ICT in education settings (Holland & Reeves, probably the most important concept. such as observations. However, this basic mediational triangle fails to, account for the collective and dynamic nature of activities. In one of these lessons in East Primary, School, there was a lack of discipline-specific rules and procedures. Adopting activity system as the unit of analysis for this study, the subject, learning environment that provides the necessary condition for the effective, of labour among its participants to mediate the creation of the conducive, learning environment. The primary motivation for integrating ICT in education is that it supports, pupils in their own constructive thinking, allows them to transcend their, cognitive limitations, and engages them in cognitive operations they may, not have been capable of otherwise (Salomon, 1993). Cheung (1997) observed that pupils tended to lose, concentration when the group working on a computer was too big. rences of deviant behaviour among pupils and keep the pupils on task. The physical layout of the classroom plays an important part in learner engagement. By employing methods 10 Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment. The resea, Contents Summary 5 1 Introduction 16 1.1 Information and Communication Technology in education 16 1.2 From an innovation-oriented to a teacher-oriented approach 17 1.3 From an obje ctivist to a constructivist view of learning 17 1.4 Defining the scope of this study 22 2 The multi-level approach 23 2.1 Introduction 23 2.2 The community 24 2.2.1 Definition 24 2.2.2 Factors influencing the, This edited book tells the story of the multifaceted efforts devoted by a “future school” in Singapore—The Nan Chiau Primary School—in shaping future learning. Furthermore. The groupings were done according to the levels that the, pupils were from – Primary 3, 4, and 5. From the various sources of data collected, units of information were iden-, tified. The centrality of activity to psychology is reflected in Leon-. of certain behaviours or actions of the teachers that had been observed. it provides quantitative, policy-relevant information on the teaching and learning environment in schools in … The first seven issues are explained, and the remaining ones are listed in Table 1 in the Methodology for Creating a Quality Learning Environment (3.1.3) with links to other modules. h�Ḻ The focus of this paper is on the IT classroom management issues that create a conducive environment to support the, This paper discusses the findings of two case studies (two primary schools in Singapore), which are part of a larger research study, that aims to examine and analyze where and how information and communication technologies (ICTs) are integrated in Singapore schools to engage students in higher order thinking activities. It is a survey which adopts a mixed-method approach of investigation, and two instruments are used to collect data: a questionnaire and a semi-structured interview. Cultural means, tools, and signs mediate the relationship between, human participants and the objects of the environment. games. Creating and maintaining stimulating learning environments can be achieved through effective classroom organization, interactive … These, pupil helpers facilitated the smooth running of the lesson by relieving some, of the burden of the teacher, so that he/she could channel more energy into. institutions. A set of tools - In some learning environments, however, selected resource sets are provided to learners. complete their tasks. The last of the findings was the challenges This paper explores the roles of students supporting technology in elementary classrooms. Findings report that teacher's willingness and ability has developed students' interest with the help of fun learning in Malay Language. Incorporate case studies from. When pupils were clear about the tasks that they were to com-, plete, they were more likely to be task-oriented and motivated. There are five keys to creating a conducive learning environment that makes the most of the time you do have. The account identifies and describes five categories of orienting activities: introductory sessions to ICT tools, advance organizers and instructional objectives, worksheets and checklists, dialogues among participants, and tools for post-instructional reflection. The study also observed the significance of the traditional method to instructing and learning but stressed on the need to embrace a technology-driven classroom, smart communicating boards, interdisciplinary learning, collective learning, rotated classroom and a host of others to enhance students 'involvement in the education process. Most of the lessons observed were conducted in the computer rooms, mediated by ICT tools that included CD-ROMs, Internet, and open tools, (word processor and presentation application). "ERN�MNAH2��-m0�C��1Cxh�PZ Hd��/>& �"���WD�!�9x���5!��oPi�� �㤞6��xh,�&CN$�8�qDNbp9*#�yh0�6,����� ڨ�@$�"�zei$גyʶ�g�IJ+�Y2ùvf�K�m��Ghk��ER�/Em�[Ҡ�lK$1TheB��ZLɮ�Z�*�v��a�ĺ�ls\/��$8�!�Q�n�����vNr+��Ȥ6�C�oɠ6���a:����u����L��̸KE]��/�z6��Jl�J="w�����J��5��e����4Ȇ8�T�H�%���>"a�\w! Therefore, teachers need to employ ICT and non-ICT tools to, learners are addressed. By defining the roles of each participant in the ICT, teacher is then able to achieve the object of managing the lesson; the role, definitions or division of labour mediates between the community of the, based ones. The conducive learning environment may exist practically anywhere inside and outside of the classroom environment solely dependent on the student. associated to a lack of computers, educational software or ICT peripherals. The unit of analysis allows one to observe, the actual learning processes in context, where the context is the activity sys-. Every child deserves to learn in a conducive learning environment that poses no threat to their health and safety ... and enhances learning outcomes and academic performance. Purposive and convenient sampling All of these can play a role in determining whether the classroom will be conducive for learning. 8 Simple Ways to Create a Conducive Learning Environment at Home 1. 368 schools in Singapore would be equipped with the necessary hardware, software, and infrastructure that would support an ICT integrated learning, environment. Traditional mode of teaching is primarily recognized by the use of pendulums, chalkboards and pencil for writing. Creating an Environment Conducive to Learning. Moreover, pupils are, rules and procedures include both discipline-specific ones and educational, ones. Therefore, in this direction, the prime objective of the study is to ensure the student's interest in learning with the help of teacher's willingness and ability in Malaysia. It was discovered that The study also revealed a significant relationship between technologies It is possible that the increase in students' mathematical literacy skills is triggered by the Adobe Flash Professional CS6-based RME learning which in the implementation of learning always focuses on self regulated learning. Responses to the questionnaire are made on a five-point scale. They moved around the com-, puter room to engage the pupils in dialogues while the pupils were working, at the computers. absent in North Primary School, the pupils who encountered problems had, to raise their hands and that disrupted or delayed the completion of their, tasks. Developing a classroom environment conducive to learning is a process that entails staging the physical space, getting the students to cooperate, creating a communal environment, and finally maintaining a positive classroom climate and culture. This reliance on, JILR 14/4 page layout 12/23/03 3:23 PM Page 47, interaction between the participating pupils elicits more of the pupils’, of view by allowing a struggle of understanding of how others interpret key, terms/ideas and a debate of issues raised (Morgan, 1993). This section discusses both, In both schools, the discipline-specific rules of the computer room were, clearly displayed on the wall. ...Creating an environment conducive to learning | Department of Education and Early Childhood Development | | | Learning encompasses three broad domains—knowledge, behaviours and attitudes. These rules and procedures are to be integrated into a workable system, by teachers and should be deliberately taught to the pupils. Studies have shown that reading can help babies develop their speech and language skills. It is part, of a larger funded research project that examines and analy-, ses where and how information and communication tech-, nologies (ICT) are integrated in Singapore schools to develop, on classroom management issues that create a conducive, environment to facilitate the effective integration of ICT in, the schools. Creating A Conducive Learning Environment through Building Healthy Relationships This 3-credit online course for teachers focuses on how to foster healthier relationships in the classroom, in order to create a more conducive learning environment. Although many of these rules and procedures are established, in “regular” classrooms, they can still be applied in ICT, In addition to the previously mentioned issues and strategies, teachers also. In such an environment, pupils are more likely to be task-oriented and reflective, and hence, more likely to engage in higher order thinking. The update technology usage and its changes come and give positive effects to us including the teaching and learning process in school practices. the environment needs to be conducive to learning, allowing the pupils space and time to interact within the learning and teaching process. The results of the two research hypotheses were accepted. For the other 2 lessons that were observed to lack a conducive learning, environment, the main problem appeared to stem from a lack of education-, al rules and procedures, especially for carrying out group work and taking, notes from the ICT package. Previous research was conducted the mathematical thinking process based on the RME approach assisted by VBA Excel helps students bridge the horizontal mathematization process towards vertical mathematization mathematical formations (Fitriani, Suryadi, & Darhim, 2018). This empowers the learner to risk change-the goal of adult education. from the school elaborated during the interview: Every computer is labelled with an index, and the pupil of that index, number will use that particular computer…even the CD-ROMs are also, tagged with numbers, so that we can check any breakdown, or any mis-, to turn the mouse over, so that the track ball…you can see that the track, • Some teachers grouped or paired pupils with ICT skills with those who, needed more support using ICT. Most of the tools used to mediate these activities, were similar to the ones used in the preinstructional activities. 1. prioritize procedures. two schools are selected based on their high degree of ICT integration. For in-person professional development from TeachThought on how to create an effective learning environment in your classroom or school, contact us today.. This ensured that the pupils knew how to use, the microscope and its accompanying program. Using ICT in the classroom involves organising supporting activities for the, ICT tool. Cultural-historical activity theory takes a collective object-oriented activity. Creating Effective Teaching and Learning Environments: First Results from TALIS ExEcutivE summary this publication is the first report from the OEcD’s teaching and Learning international survey (taLis). It will be one of our key strategies, for equipping our young with skills that are critical for the future – cre-, ative thinking, the ability to learn independently and continuously, and. Teachers have been developing and establishing new techniques to stimulate students' interest. Learning Environment relies on computer-supported Systems such as a Learning management system, a combination of various educational technologies like communication module. Lack of training for teachers, lack of time, and lack of facilities were the challenges for the English teachers in order to apply the digital teaching efficiently and create their own digital media in the school practices. For example, one, teacher in East Primary School paired pupils who were weak in typing, with those who could type well. Scaffolding activities were present in most lessons observed in both schools. A, tions was used to guide the group discussions: objectives of ICT, procedures, and division of labour among participants. Teachers and school administrators should recognize the value of creating a positive environmental atmosphere. follows whatever is going on in the lesson. what is expected of them and how to succeed (Sanford, Emmer, & Clements, 1983). For, example, a few pupils were working on their workstations and some were, talking among themselves when the teacher was giving instructions prior to, enter and exit the computer room in an orderly fashion, and many of them. To study the classroom management issues that create a conducive environ-, ment for the effective integration of ICT in schools, the conceptual frame-, work of activity theory is adopted to provide a well-developed and consis-, tent design for the study. It is part of a larger funded research project that examines and analyses where and how IT is integrated in Singapore schools to develop pupils' higher order thinking skills. This study is a cross sectional based study. Although the rules and procedures established in a non-ICT based classroom, ers, monitors, CD-ROMs, and other ICT resources. Creating a school environment conducive to learning. Shifting ownership of learning to the students— Creating a Conducive Learning Environment 413 JILR 14/4 page layout 12/23/03 3:23 PM Page 49 resources that best meet the needs of their students and teachers. Health, Safety and Conducive Environment in Learning Introduction To establish and maintain a healthy, safe and conducive learning environment is a formidable task. There, were 31 teaching staff and 4 support staff, including the T, fully air-conditioned computer room with about 40 computers, data projec-, tor, pull-down projector screen, whiteboard, and two printers. demonstrations, Normal Teaching and discussions as the methods adopted for the teaching and Creating an Effective Classroom Environment: Factors Which Can Positively or Negatively Affect Learning. Therefore, activities are systems in the system of social relations. If a student feels uncomfortable, unsafe, or not respected, then their chances of success in that class dramatically decrease. When pupils are able to successfully carry out, and complete the tasks, they are less likely to engage in deviant behaviours, observed. The collective case, study is the study of the particularities and complexities of cases obtained by, extensive descriptions and analysis of those cases taken as a whole and in, their context (Stake, 1995). The mediational structure of an activity system, All figure content in this area was uploaded by Myint Swe Khine, All content in this area was uploaded by Myint Swe Khine, Creating a Conducive Learning Environment, MYINT SWE KHINE, CHING SING CHAI, SHANTI DIV, National Institute of Education, Nanyang T, This article reports and discusses the findings of the collec-, tive case study of two primary schools in Singapore. the purchase of IT resources that are useful for their students. A child-friendly school ensures every child an environment that is physically safe, emotionally secure and psychologically enabling; • Teachers are the single most important factor in creating … The research work adopted the mixed Embrace the distractions: When coaching or providing on-the-job training, treat the distractions of the workplace as opportunities to reinforce training. organizations, empowered to recruit staff of their own. It is part of a larger funded research project that examines and analy- ses where and how information and communication tech- nologies (ICT) are integrated in Singapore schools to develop pupils' higher order thinking skills. degree of order and regularity is essential if pupils are to work productively, and consistently toward instructional objectives (Doyle, 1990; Gettinger, very likely to be chaotic and unproductive. Conducive environment is defined as favorable surroundings or conditions. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 14 (4), 405-423. T, JILR 14/4 page layout 12/23/03 3:23 PM Page 56, rules, community, and division of labour mediate between the subject, (teacher) and the object of managing the ICT, the collective case study have highlighted the elements of a well-managed, quate in the learning environment, they mediate between the. When students’ mental, emotional, and physical needs are met, they’re more likely to love school—and they learn more. Written By Meredith Essalat “Mrs. Cole and Engeström (1993) rep-, resented the idea of activity systems with an expanded version of the classi-, Adapted from Cole and Engeström, 1993, p.8, JILR 14/4 page layout 12/23/03 3:23 PM Page 45, The classical mediational triangle draws on V, elementary functioning: “unmediated” (elementary) functioning occurs, along the base of the triangle, and “mediated” (higher) functioning is the, interaction between the subject and object (task) mediated by tools at the, vertex of the triangle. need certain support to effectively integrate ICT in their lessons. ment for the effective integration of ICT in these schools. By December 1999, the teacher-computer ratio was 2:1 for all schools, and pupil-computer ratio was 6.6:1 for primary schools. Furthermore, Salomon states that integrating ICT in education has the motivation to support students' ability to explore constructive thinking that enables them to have the ability to transcend cognitive limitations that they might not be able to do before, 1. In such an environment, pupils are more likely to, be task-oriented and reflective, and hence, more likely to, engage in higher order thinking. The first step in creating a successful home environment is to dedicate a space specifically for learning. The teach-, ers, mediated by the whiteboard, visualiser, teacher’s computer. �0 �_�� ��$U���4��͡IJ��A���� ��E��f����9*������� ���;�8������-����9���s�G�?PI�U�Ӑ�{������OɦH�E.��.9���JM�` ��0t endstream endobj 150 0 obj <>stream The T. teacher would then assist the pupils accordingly. For example, studies suggest that classrooms with round tables that permit students to face each other promotes interactive learning (Parsons, 2017) This is why NTU has made investments into the TR+ rooms. were not seated according to their index numbers. provide teachers with technical support, especially help in trouble-shooting, trate on conducting the actual lessons. that are discussed over the course and at the end of the project. A Library in Your Home. The questionnaire survey consists of five different categories: School, ICT culture, pupil use, teacher use, management of ICT resources, and staff. the maintenance of ICT tools in other parts of the school. The usage of technology has predisposed our way of life in these days. Of all the 30 lessons observed in both schools, there were only 2, lessons in East Primary School and 1 in North Primary School that lacked a, JILR 14/4 page layout 12/23/03 3:23 PM Page 51, conducive learning environment. A culture that directly infuses a learning environment. ...Creating an environment conducive to learning | Department of Education and Early Childhood Development | | | Learning encompasses three broad domains—knowledge, behaviours and attitudes. interfere with those tasks (Emmer & Evertson, 1981; Doyle, 1990; Munn, Johnstone, & Chalmers, 1990). However, mathematical literacy has not become the main goal in the implementation of the learning carried out. Further, it has also been concluded that fun learning put a strong effect in enhancing student's creativity and knowledge. In such an environment, pupils are more likely to be task-oriented and reflective, and hence, more likely to engage in higher order thinking. The fieldwork in North Primary School, also a government-aided school. in the larger sociocultural setting of the school. Elliot Ziwira @ The Book Store By definition, a conducive learning environment is a platform devoid of both physical intimidation and emotional frustration, which allows for a free exchange of ideas. A, environment is one that is task-oriented and predictable, where pupils know. Learning environments are typically constructivist in nature, engaging learners in "sense … questions served as scaffold, guiding the pupils learning processes. The expanded, version situates the subject in a community comprising of multiple individ-, uals and groups who share the same general object. This article reports and discusses the findings of the collec- tive case study of two primary schools in Singapore. A number of propositions are presented as to how to incorporate ICT in language learning in the Moroccan secondary schools EFL contexts. Students' mathematical literacy abilities are important to master, especially to formulate mathematical concepts that can be used in everyday life. Article Cher Ping Lim, Yiong Hwee Teo, Philip Wong, Myint Swe Khine, Ching Sing Chai, Shanti Divaharan, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Journal of Interactive Learning Research Volume 14, Number 4, October 2003 ISSN 1093-023X Publisher: Association for the … This account provides a sample of pedagogical and sociocultural issues JILR 14/4 page layout 12/23/03 3:23 PM Page 57. When the QX3 microscope and its accom-, panying program were first introduced in a Science lesson with a group of, Primary three pupils, the teacher explained the features and functions of the, different parts of the microscope with the use of, asked the pupils to imitate her actions as she used the microscope and soft-, ware to capture some images.

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