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Title: Using the WlHlC questionnaire to measure the learning environment
Authors: Myint, Swe Khine
Issue Date: 2001
Citation: Teaching and Learning, 22(2), 54-61
Abstract: It has been suggested that at the end of secondary schooling, a student will have spent as much as 15,000 hours in school (Fraser, 1989). Most of their time is spent interacting among themselves as well as with their teachers. Besides, they use a variety of tools and information resources in their pursuit of learning activities in the classroom. The classroom can indeed be considered a miniature society, which consists of individual students with varying interests, diverse backgrounds and wide-ranging personalities. One class may be quiet and passive, but another can be noisy and active. The nature of the classroom environment and psychosocial interactions can make a difference in how the students learn and achieve their goals. In recent years, the study of the classroom learning environment is gaining momentum and making significant contributions to the improvement of teaching and learning. The purpose of this paper is to examine the background of the study of learning environment and to introduce a recently developed questionnaire called What is Happening in This Class? (WIHIC). The questionnaire is designed to measure students' perception of their classroom environment in various educational contexts.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/282
ISSN: 0129-7112
Appears in Collections:Journal Articles - Teaching and Learning

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