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WHAT IS LEARNING ENVIRONMENT?

PREPARED BY:
REALYN JANE C. ESPOSO BSEXED-2
Learning environment refers to the diverse
physical locations, contexts, and cultures in
which students learn. Since students may learn
in a wide variety of settings, such as outside-
of-school locations and outdoor environments,
the term is often used as a more accurate or
preferred alternative to classroom, which has
more limited and traditional connotations—a
room with rows of desks and a chalkboard,
for example.
The term also encompasses the culture of a
school or class—its presiding ethos and
characteristics, including how individuals
interact with and treat one another—as well
as the ways in which teachers may organize an
educational setting to facilitate learning…..’
This definition recognize that students learn in many
different ways in very different contexts. Since
learners must do the learning, the aim is to create a
total environment for learning that optimizes the
ability of students to learn. There is of course no
single optimum learning environment. There is an
infinite number of possible learning environments,
which is what makes teaching so interesting.
COMPONENTS OF AN EFFECTIVE
LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
Developing a total learning environment for students in a particular course or
program is probably the most creative part of teaching. While there is a tendency to
focus on either physical institutional learning environments (such as classrooms, lecture
theatres and labs), or on the technologies used to create online personal learning
environments (PLEs), learning environments are broader than just these physical
components. They will also include:
o the characteristics of the learners;
o the goals for teaching and learning;
o the activities that will best support learning;
o the assessment strategies that will best measure and drive learning
o the culture that infuses the learning environment.
One possible learning environment from the
perspective of a teacher or instructor. A
teacher may have little or no control over
some components, such as learner
characteristics or resources, but may have full
control over other components such as choice
of content and how learners will be
supported. Within each of the main
components there are a set of sub-
components that will need to be considered.
In fact, it is in the sub-components (content
structure, practical activities, feedback, use
of technology, assessment methods, and so
on) where the real decisions need to be
made.
DESIGNING LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
Designing learning spaces and, in particular, designing school libraries as learning
spaces, is presented as an approach to understanding learning needs. Specifically,
planning must be learning driven, human-centered and flexible.
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