Learning Environments: Emerging Theories, Applications and Future Directions


Kristy Wallace (Editor)

Series: Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World
BISAC: EDU051000

The environment in which the process of learning and teaching is conducted, is one of the key elements of the effectiveness of the entire educational process. This environment arises in the context of formal and non-formal education. The ability to create individual student’s personal learning environment (PLE) is particularly important from the point of view of lifelong learning. Both personal learning goals, preferred forms and methods of learning as well as the necessary resources and educational tools should be taken into account in PLE. Today, in the era of electronic media, learning environments are being built in both the traditional and digital space. The authors of this book provide recent research updates on emerging theories, applications and future directions of different learning environments. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Developing Mathematical Modeling in Virtual Learning Environments by Applying Critical and Reflective Dimensions
Daniel Clark Orey and Milton Rosa (Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto, Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil)

Chapter 2. Conceptualizing a Pedagogical CAS for Algebraic Manipulation of Expressions
Rein Prank and Marina Lepp (University of Tartu, Institute of Computer Science, Tartu, Estonia)

Chapter 3. School Kitchen-Gardens as Innovative Learning Environments for Supporting Environmental Education Pedagogies: Opportunities & Challenges for Teachers, Students and the Community
Stella Petrou, Konstantinos Korfiatis (Department of Education University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus)

Chapter 4. Innovative Learning Environments Facilitating Community-Based Learning Experiences and Citizen Engagement
Ágota Dobos (Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary)

Chapter 5. Learning Environment, Motivation and Self-Regulated Learning among Students in Technical Fields
Adedapo Adewunmi Oluwatayo, Peter A. Aderonmu, Egidario B. Aduwo and Nkolika J. Peter (Department of Architecture, Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria, and others)

Chapter 6. The Process of Creating a Personal Learning Environment as an Important Factor of Lifelong Literacy: Perspectives from Students of Polish Universities
Irena Pulak (Institute of Educational Sciences, Jesuit University of Philosophy and Education “Ignatianum”, Cracow, Poland)

Chapter 7. Learning Environment in Singapore Primary Science Classrooms: The Ideal and the Real
Su Fen Goh and Barry J. Fraser (Ministry of Education, Singapore, and others)

Chapter 8. When Mobile Technology Meets Traditional Classroom Learning Environment: How Does it Improve Students’ Learning Performances?
Yen-Ting Lin (Department and Graduate School of Computer Science, National Pingtung University, Taiwan)

Chapter 9. No Significant Difference Phenomenon for Technology-Based Learning Environments
Donna C. McDaniel and Barry J. Fraser (Texarkana College, USA, and others)

Chapter 10. Twitter Suitcase: How to Make Twitter Useful for Event/Lecture Participants
Martin Ebner, and Sead Harmandic (Educational Technology, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria)


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