what is expected of them and how to succeed (Sanford, Emmer, & Clements, 1983). The outcome of this study provides significant contributions to the literature. A conducive environment is one of the key elements for learners to successfully perform at school. Another teacher in the school constructed. teachers in teaching the subject and to examine the challenges SHS Geography instructors The music, teacher in North Primary School, during the interview, recalled how she per-, The school has always been supportive of the use of information tech-, for a demo copy to explore. This paper examines and analyses where and how information and communication technologies (ICT) are integrated in Singapore There is strong interest at the University of Washington in providing a positive environment for all faculty, staff, and students. T, variety of sources, such as a computer technician employed by the school, and, from the pupils themselves. Teachers and school administrators should recognize the value of creating a positive environmental atmosphere. 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. tkamp, 1999). mediate between the teacher and the effective management of the lesson. It was essential, that the activity theoretical framework informed these units with respect to, the availability of ICT tools, establishment of rules and procedures, support, among participants (teachers, students, and T, in the ecological settings of the activity systems (ICT, ECOLOGICAL SETTINGS OF THE TWO CASE STUDIES, The study in East Primary School, a government-aided school, was carried, out from September 17, to October 2, 2001. 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. Keyword ABSTRACT Technology Integration Performance University QS ranking This paper examined the effect of technology integration on the performance of top universities in QS ranking. 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. 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. 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. conducive environment for effective ICT integration. provide teachers with technical support, especially help in trouble-shooting, trate on conducting the actual lessons. The, school had a staff strength of 80 teachers and 10 support personnel. Therefore, the availability of ICT, tools in the computer rooms mediates between the teacher and his/her man-. environment of the classroom. Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). in an environment conducive to learning and personal student and teacher relationships. The former include rules and procedures for room use, moving in and, out of the room, teacher-led instruction, and general tasks such as distribu-, tion of worksheets. The well-defined roles of participants, mediate between the community and the object of a well-managed, These elements facilitate the creation of a conducive learning environ-, ment that provides the necessary condition for the effective integration of, ICT in the classroom. DETERMINING THE ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY IN THE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF GEOGRAPHY IN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS IN GHANA. %PDF-1.7 %���� Many large-scale stud-, ies have documented the positive learning outcomes of using ICT in schools. Creating a learning environment that supports positive intercultural contact: Teachers must provide students with an environment that is conducive to learning. They included no water bottles or food in the, computer room, no unauthorised installation of programs, no unauthorised, change to the features of the control panel, no running about in the comput-, er room, and no playing games unless the teacher gives permission. During group work in these 2 lessons, 1 or 2, pupils in each group usually dominated the discussions and tasks. Effective integration of ICT in Singapore schools: Pedagogical and policy implications. the selected HEIs to demonstrate how the framework and its dimensions are operationalised. When peripherals such, as earphones and microphones, and copies of learning software were insuf-, ficient, teachers experienced great difficulty in planning and conducting. sistently engaged in the learning tasks with few pupil off-task behaviours. was inextricably tied to the activity theoretical framework. 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. Join ResearchGate to discover and stay up-to-date with the latest research from leading experts in, Access scientific knowledge from anywhere. 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. Creating a learning environment that supports positive intercultural contact: Teachers must provide students with an environment that is conducive to learning. This study used proportionate random sampling for sample selection. The changing drive of the world has made Information Technology a primary element of every aided instruction and student performance in Geography as a subject with the help of a chi-square Indexing facilitated the procedure, of seat assignment and the monitoring of the ICT tools. group leaders and assistant group leaders were very clear. The following text is a transcribed version of a talk given by A. N. Leon'-tev on 11 March 1976 at a meeting of the Problem Council on the Theory and History of Psychology attached to the Presidium of the USSR Academy of Pedagogical Sciences at the Academys Institute of General and Pedagogical Psychology. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 14 (4), 405-423. Creating a school environment conducive to learning. effective integration of ICT to engage pupils in higher order thinking. Traditional mode of teaching is primarily recognized by the use of pendulums, chalkboards and pencil for writing. discipline-specific and educational rules and procedures to mediate, between the community of participants and the object of effective, ers have to employ both ICT and non-ICT tools to support ICT, based activities by mediating between the community of partici-, pants and rules of the learning environment, and/or mediating, between the community and the object of effective management of, ducive learning environment. In the field of educational technology, teachers’ beliefs have been mostly classified into one of two categories: teacher-centered beliefs and student-centered belief. Based on the results of previous research (e.g., Ertmer, Ottenbreit-Leftwich, & Tondeur, 2015; Hermans, There is wide agreement that teacher professional development (TPD) is a necessary element in educational change, especially for the more effective application of ICT to enhance learning. 3. 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. They may lack the technical skills to navigate and learn in the, ICT learning packages; or/and they may lack the motivation to learn using, JILR 14/4 page layout 12/23/03 3:23 PM Page 52, the ICT learning package. To provide an in-depth examination of the classroom management issues, that create a conducive environment for the effective integration of ICT in, schools, a collective case study approach is adopted. ing environment and pupils’ work accomplishment are achieved (Doyle, 1986, p.410). The focus of this article is on classroom management issues that create a conducive environment to facilitate the effective integration of ICT in the schools. The first step in creating a successful home environment is to dedicate a space specifically for learning. by Terry Heick. Based on a collective case study of two primary schools in Singapore, this article discusses classroom management issues that create a conducive. However, it was observed that T, There were only two lessons observed in East Primary School where more, than two-thirds of the lesson was spent on direct teaching. In the interviews, most teachers said that they would try to attend to the technical problems. Like a good guidebook, the study sensitizes the audience When developing an engaging and positive learning environment, the focus should be … A Library in Your Home. The usage of technology has predisposed our way of life in these days. Creating a conducive learning environment. Embrace the distractions: When coaching or providing on-the-job training, treat the distractions of the workplace as opportunities to reinforce training. aim of this study was to investigate the role of the ward mana_ger in creating a conducive clinical learning environment for nursing students. The other ICT, based lessons were pupil-centred with very little direct teaching. JILR 14/4 page layout 12/23/03 3:23 PM Page 50, All the pupils in the focus group discussions agreed that the discipline-, specific rules and procedures were reasonable and they ensured the smooth. Typically, social, physical, psychological or cultural factors involved in a learning environment deeply affect the learners’ learning capabilities. All the teachers, who were interviewed, stated that they have more flexibil-, strained by the availability of ICT tools. A learning environment refers to a physical or non physical conducive space where effective knowledge … If the learning atmosphere is not conducive to gaining new knowledge or skills, it will be hard for learners to remain engrossed or interested. 368 schools in Singapore would be equipped with the necessary hardware, software, and infrastructure that would support an ICT integrated learning, environment. Besides, setting rules, it is also important to establish procedures for pupils to follow, when they are in the computer room. fore, a conducive learning environment is a necessary condition for the. From these 300 questionnaires, 238 valid questionnaires were accumulated. Moreover, it was necessary to take into account of the way the, teachers interpreted and understood their worlds. h�23Q0P���w�/�+Q0���L)�6� Research studies have shown a positive cor-, relation between engaged time, appropriate academic activities, and high, academic achievement, and the need to structure classrooms to promote on-. April 2007. The results of the two research hypotheses were accepted. The “cases” for the study in this article are two. The last of the findings was the challenges [Online]. The role of the teacher in the two, evaluate them and make necessary changes. When pupils were clear about the tasks that they were to com-, plete, they were more likely to be task-oriented and motivated. This is not the case in most public schools in Nigeria where promising, less privileged students are subjected to poor, hazardous and difficult learning conditions due to inadequate infrastructure. One teacher. learning environment to support the effective integration of ICT in schools. the maintenance of ICT tools in other parts of the school. 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. © 2008-2020 ResearchGate GmbH. Discipline and group management in classrooms. This is especially the case for students living in poverty, who may not have access to the right technology to readily and actively engage. Creating an Environment Conducive to Learning. 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. Here are five tips to help you create a conducive studying environment in the home. autonomy over their learning processes. By making the, rules and procedures “concrete, explicit, and functional,” order in the learn-. institutions. When it comes to creating an ideal learning space for K-12 learners in schools, there are a few common principles that should be considered. rences of deviant behaviour among pupils and keep the pupils on task. The results indicated that English teachers agree and strongly agree that digital technology helps the teachers to create interesting atmosphere and technology gives positive effects to the English teaching. When students’ mental, emotional, and physical needs are met, they’re more likely to love school—and they learn more. A conducive learning environment goes beyond having the right school furniture supplies and is actually composed of several important factors. 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. 10 Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment. In one of these lessons in East Primary, School, there was a lack of discipline-specific rules and procedures. Therefore, teachers need to employ ICT and non-ICT tools to, learners are addressed. 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. Purposive and convenient sampling When, pupils encountered a technical or instructional problem, they would place, their cups on top of their monitors to request for help. This can pertain to a variety of details. Sample size of this study is selected 300 school teachers. task behaviours (Brophy, 1979; Good, 1982; Brophy & Good, 1986). 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). 29. 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. Students' mathematical literacy abilities are important to master, especially to formulate mathematical concepts that can be used in everyday life. Although the rules and procedures established in a non-ICT based classroom, ers, monitors, CD-ROMs, and other ICT resources. In this project, we consider a multi-dimensional approach to exploring teachers’ belief systems in relation to educational innovation. However, some of the many factors, this ICT integration are associated with teachers’ personal characteristics such as gender. Teacher-centered beliefs are typically associated with behaviorism. Tondeur, van Braak, & Valcke, 2008; Lin, Wang, & Lin, 2012), teachers adopt innovations that align with their selections of other curricular variables and methods (e.g., teaching strategies) and that also align with their existing beliefs about ‘good’ education. 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. It opens the doors of imagination. The findings of the study encourage the researcher to think of new strategies that can be used to uplift the performance of students (McCuin, 2012:19). questions served as scaffold, guiding the pupils learning processes. 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. 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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. Developing Conducive Sustainable Outdoor Learning: The Impact of Natural environment on Learning, Social and Emotional Intelligence Seyedehzahra Mirrahimi, N.M.Tawil , N.A .G. Therefore, activities are systems in the system of social relations. Launch of Masterplan for IT in Education. ... it is our responsibility to create an atmosphere conducive to learning and where students can find a sense of place. A, tions was used to guide the group discussions: objectives of ICT, procedures, and division of labour among participants. Handbook of cooperative learning methods. 2009-05-09. In such an environment, pupils are more likely to be task-oriented and reflective, and hence, more likely to engage in higher order thinking. Eighty full-time teachers (45 male and 35 female teachers) belonging to different public secondary schools in the area of Agadir Idaoutanane and Inzegane Ait-Meloul participated in the study by answering a questionnaire, and eight teachers out of this sample (4 male and 4 female teachers) are interviewed. A, tion was adopted to allow for a more open exploration of the learning envi-, was kept based on the observation checklist that included layout of the, room, lesson objectives, lesson sequence, types of ICT and non-ICT tools, used, rules, and roles of the participants. During a Science lesson in East Primary School, the, teacher designed a worksheet to mediate knowledge construction (searching, JILR 14/4 page layout 12/23/03 3:23 PM Page 53, for and analysing information based on the guided questions to construct, their own meaning of scientific concepts) as her pupils worked through a, section of CD-ROM on Natural Habitat. 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