Physical and psychosocial aspects of science laboratory learning environment

Che Nidzam Che Ahmad, Kamisah Osman, Lilia Halim

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Abstract

This paper reports a survey which was conducted in order to determine teachers' and students' perception of science laboratory learning environment schools in Malaysia and to compare their perceptions regarding the physical and psychosocial aspects. Teachers' and students' perception on psychosocial aspects were measured by using Science Laboratory Environment Inventory (SLEI) while perception on physical aspects was measured using Physical Science Laboratory Environment Inventory (PSLEI). Analysis of findings found that teachers and students demonstrate positive attitudes in all SLEI scales, with an exception in open ended scale. In terms of physical aspects, teachers provide a high level of fitness for lighting and technology while moderate for furniture and equipment, space, air quality and safety aspects scales. Meanwhile students rate the lightning and space as having high level of fitness while furniture and equipment, technology, air quality and safety aspects scales as moderate. Subsequent analysis also reveals that there exist significant differences between teachers' and students' perception of physical and psychosocial laboratory learning environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Pages87-91
Number of pages5
Volume9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event1st World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Administration, WCLTA-2010 - Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 29 Oct 201031 Oct 2010

Other

Other1st World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Administration, WCLTA-2010
CountryEgypt
CityCairo
Period29/10/1031/10/10

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Equipment and Supplies
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Lightning
Technology
Natural Science Disciplines
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Malaysia
Lighting
work environment
school

Keywords

  • Learning environment
  • Science laboratory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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Physical and psychosocial aspects of science laboratory learning environment. / Che Ahmad, Che Nidzam; Osman, Kamisah; Halim, Lilia.

Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 9 2010. p. 87-91.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Che Ahmad, CN, Osman, K & Halim, L 2010, Physical and psychosocial aspects of science laboratory learning environment. in Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. vol. 9, pp. 87-91, 1st World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Administration, WCLTA-2010, Cairo, Egypt, 29/10/10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.12.120
Che Ahmad, Che Nidzam ; Osman, Kamisah ; Halim, Lilia. / Physical and psychosocial aspects of science laboratory learning environment. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 9 2010. pp. 87-91
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