The Influence of the Learning Environment on Students
Aurora Senior High School
The Effect of School Environment in Grade 11 Students Performances
Maria Jamaica Agonoy
Geyrilyn Delos Santos
Mrs. Ludylyn N. Corpuz
Intelligence is not the only determinant of academic achievement of a student. According to Bosque and Dore (1998), teaching and learning environment ought to implement six (6) functions: inform, communicate, collaborate, produce, scaffold and manage. They further added that “conceptually speaking, the learning environment refers to the whole range of components and activities within which learning happens”. Hence, learning environment takes into account several variables that have direct and indirect effect on students.
A large amount of a child’s time is spent sitting in a school classroom. This place is where they will learn the various skills deemed necessary and proper for them to achieve success in the global society. The classroom is where they will gain an understanding of their place in the world and the gifts that they have to offer it. It is where the student develops what they want their future to look like, as well as knowledge of the skills needed to reach that goal. With the classroom being such an important place in the growth of a child it is important to understand the ways in which to affect this environment in order to receive maximum effectiveness in instruction. If schools really do play a large role in teaching the next generation how to be successful members of society then every precaution should be taken to make sure that the environment is one that helps students thrive.
If not approached correctly, a classroom can be set up in a way that stifles creativity or does not promote a positive learning environment. There are many things that can affect this environment. There are physical elements such as wall art, arrangement of desks, or resources. Also, there are intangible elements such as the energy of the classroom, the rules, or the sounds within the room. Each of these can impact a student’s focus and achievement in the class. They can also affect a teacher’s attitude in the class. Included in each of these elements of the classroom is the emotional environment. The way in which a teacher organizes their class, or how they control it, will yield positive or negative consequences for their students. If a teacher is unmotivated or negative there will be a direct impact on the students within the classroom. Similarly, if a teacher is motivated and positive they will likely have a beneficial impact on their students as well. It is important for a teacher to understand this cause and effect in order to understand how to organize their classroom to create a better learning environment. In this paper, I will investigate several classroom adaptations and argue that their strengths outweigh their weaknesses.
It us a fact that is surrounding environment of students influences, their performance for example, the quality of the school building has the direct impact on students’ performance, students perform better in better academently in better building researchers have found it that students in old buildings scored 5-7 percentage point lower than students in now building it study on how various school environment can affect the academic performances of student in school.
It makes sense the students would do better when they learn in positive environments after all, most people would agree that some environments are more conducive to learning and academic performance. A student taking a test in a quiet, peaceful room will be almost certainly do better than a student taking the same test in a loud, chaotic room.