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This paper examines the factors that dramatically influence both the quality, quantity and robustness of the learning experience through an in-depth consideration of learning environments. The paper traces the history of different types of learning environments and discusses further how they impact students at different ages and stages of their academic careers. This includes an exploration of the differences in public versus private education, and other factors that influence educational outcome, such as socioeconomic background and relationship between the parents and educators. The paper also discusses ways in which certain barriers may be overcome by parental involvement with the child's education. The paper concludes by stating that the data clearly shows that agility and adaptation, coupled with a strong degree of creativity and support, creates the healthiest, most productive, learning environment possible.
From the Paper:"For a variety of reasons; religious, philosophical, some tempered by high crime
and drug rates in public schools, some parents are electing to home school their children.
Within the home environment, advocates argue, students can advance more rapidly and,
because of the individualized attention, excel academically (Rivero, 2002). Because each
home situation is completely unique, however, the learning environment is kinetic, and a
number of variables connect to define that environment. The literature points to the
quality of the parental focus, background, and ability to synthesize information far more
than the number of parents or type of home (e.g. nuclear family, single parent,
grandparent, etc.). Far more important is what the parental-educator allows in the
curriculum, how enriching the environment is, and how serious school time and focus is
as part of the child's day (Houston and Toma, 2003). One of the largest statistical
modifiers within the home schooling environment tends to be the educational level of the
parent or caregiver responsible for education."
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- Baylor, A. (2001). "Permutations of Control: Cognitive Considerations for Agent Based Learning Environments." Journal of Interactive Learning Research. 12(4): 2003-14.
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- Bloom, C. and R. Loftin. (1998). Facilitating the Development and Use of Interactive Learning Environments. Erlbaum.
- Brown, M., et.al. (2003). "Remove Environmental Barriers to Student Learning." Intervention in Schools and Clinics. 39(2): 109-14.
Cite this Research Paper:
Learning Environments (2012, May 17) Retrieved September 23, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/research-paper/learning-environments-151001/
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