Research Article
Impact of Flexible and Non-flexible Classroom Environments on Learning of Undergraduate Students

Canan Demir-Yildiz , Ramazan Samil Tatik


APA 7th edition
Demir-Yildiz, C., & Tatik, R.S. (2019). Impact Of Flexible And Non-flexible Classroom Environments On Learning Of Undergraduate Students. European Journal of Educational Research, 8(4), 1159-1173. https://doi.org/10.12973/eu-jer.8.4.1159

Harvard
Demir-Yildiz C., and Tatik R.S. 2019 'Impact Of Flexible And Non-flexible Classroom Environments On Learning Of Undergraduate Students', European Journal of Educational Research, 8(4), pp. 1159-1173.
Chicago 16th edition
Demir-Yildiz Canan, and Tatik Ramazan Samil. "Impact Of Flexible And Non-flexible Classroom Environments On Learning Of Undergraduate Students," European Journal of Educational Research 8, no. 4 (2019): 1159-1173. https://doi.org/10.12973/eu-jer.8.4.1159

Abstract

The physical factors, which were studied less often than the other factors affecting students' learning, were considered in this study. The present study investigated the effect of the flexibility and non-flexibity of the physical classroom setting on undergraduate students' learning. The study adopted a mixed-method research design. The quantitative phase of the study employed the quasi-experimental method of research utilizing the pretest-posttest non-equivalent groups design. T Test and the Repeated Measures ANOVA test was used to compare the group means. In the qualitative phase of the study, the students received a questionnaire with open-ended questions to gather their opinions, and the data were analysed in NVIVO 11. There was no significant difference between the experimental and control groups in terms of learning; however, the achievement scores of both groups were found to be high. Furthermore, the views received from both groups indicated that the physical environment influenced learning in terms of motivation and enthusiasm.

Keywords: Physical classroom environment, flexible classroom setting, learning, undergraduate students, faculty of education.


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