Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Learning Environments
Enhance your understanding of the nature and importance of the STEM classroom climate, environment, atmosphere and ethos. Study the history of learning environment research, and review , then utilise and design instruments for use in research.
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- 31 May 2021
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- explain the history of learning environment research
- appraise reports on learning environment research
- review, utilise and design instruments for use in learning environment research
- critique recent quantitative and qualitative methods used in research on learning environments
- plan a quantitative research project involving perceptions of learning environment.
- Introduction to the field of learning environments: Historical beginnings
- Overview of the lines of research carried out in the field of learning environments
- Assessing the learning environment: Historically important and contemporary questionnaires
- Using student voice as a tool for improving the learning environment
- Creating safe classroom environments
- Validation of an Instrument
- Inclusive classroom environments , physical learning environment
- Designing research: Developing and contextualising research, selecting a sample, considering methods , making sense of the data
- School-Level Environment: The organisational climate and leadership
- School-Level Environment and Student outcomes
- Developing a Research Proposal
- Presentation of research outlines
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
- CUR-SMEC622-Science and Mathematics Education Classroom Climate
- CUR-EDMS501C-Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Learning Environments
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This subject examines the nature and importance of classroom climate, environment, atmosphere and ethos in relation to Teaching and Learning in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). It focuses on research related to classroom learning environments and the topics include: past learning environment research; instruments for assessing learning environments; quantitative and mixed-methods approaches to the study of learning environments, and recent directions in learning environment research.
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- Research Proposal (60%)
- Literature Review (40%)
Current study term: 30 May 21 to 29 Aug 21
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