Learning Environment

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The Learning Environment:

The Learning Environment “to heredity, the child owes his possibilities. However, to environment, he owes the realization of these possibilities ”

The learning environment consists of the physical, as well as the psychological environment, the surrounds the learner and that influences his/her learning.:

The learning environment consists of the physical, as well as the psychological environment, the surrounds the learner and that influences his/her learning.

Arrangement of Furniture:

Arrangement of Furniture The furniture, like the table for demonstrations located in front of the room and the chairs facing it are neatly arranged with sufficient spaces in-between for ease in moving around. Display shelves for safekeeping of projects, collections, and out standing outwork are located at the sides. Teaching device like globes, maps and charts are kept in near by cabinets, together with simple tools and materials.

Physical condition of the classroom:

Physical condition of the classroom As soon as the students enter they are attracted by a clean and orderly set-up. One or two frames create a pleasant and inviting aura. Natural light and flowing fresh air add to their comfort and ease as they tackle the learning tasks. Free from noise coming from the surroundings, students’ concentration and interest are easily sustained. The doors and windows could be open and closed with less difficulty and noise. The light fixtures are located where needed.

Classroom proceeding:

Classroom proceeding The clear and enthusiastic voice of the teacher that elicits equally eager and keen responses from the students helps create a conducive and beneficial ambiance for learning. For smooth performances, the supplies and materials are earlier prepared. A methodical way of implementing procedures is the best assurance that the objectives of the lesson will be achieved.

Interactions :

Interactions Students differ in abilities and interests while teachers likely employ different strategies. Teachers must be sensitive to positive or negative interactions and must immediately undertake an instant revision or adjustment in the methodology when necessary. The primary goal is to be able to motivate them to work harmoniously, thereafter, inculcate the values of cooperation and congeniality.

A Facilitative Learning Environment:

A Facilitative Learning Environment Pine and Horne (1990) described the learning environment that facilities learning. An environment: which encourages people to be active. which promotes and facilitates the individual’s discovery of the personal meaning of idea. which emphasizes the uniquely personal and subjective nature of learning. in which difference is good and desirable .

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which consistently recognizes people’s right to make mistakes. which tolerates ambiguity. in which evaluation is a cooperative process with emphasis on self-evaluation. which encourages openness of self rather than concealment of self. in which people are encouraged to trust in themselves as well as in external sources. in which people feel they are respected. in which people feel they are accepted. which permits confrontation.

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