Effects of a learner-centred environment on the academic competence and motivation of students at risk

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    Abstract

    This study examined the efficacy of a learner-centred environment in enhancing the academic achievements and motivation of high school students who are at risk of dropping out of school. Three groups of students at high academic risk were compared. The control group consisted of students who are exposed to a remedial academic program in a traditional school context, and the experimental groups consisted of students enrolled at schools that have implemented a structured academic program in a learner-centred environment. It is shown that a learner-centred environment yields significantly higher achievement scores and a somewhat higher internal motivational orientation. These results suggest that a structured academic program in a learner-centred environment could provide hope for students at academic risk and other students who are likely to be lost to the academic educational system.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-22
    Number of pages22
    JournalLearning Environments Research
    Volume7
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2004

    Keywords

    • Academic competence
    • At-risk students
    • Learner-centred environments
    • Motivation
    • Supportive learning contexts

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