© 1990

Learning Environments

Contributions from Dutch and German Research

  • Jules M. Pieters
  • Klaus Breuer
  • P. Robert-Jan Simons

Part of the Recent Research in Psychology book series (PSYCHOLOGY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. General introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. M. Pieters, K. Breuer, P. R. J. Simons
      Pages 3-16
  3. Classroom Environments

  4. Evaluation of Learning Environments

  5. Computer-Based Environments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. G. Kanselaar, H. Wichmann, M. Giezeman, J. Zuidema, J. van der Veen, L. Koster
      Pages 133-150

About this book


In view of the present attempts to broaden the scope of educational research as far as learning is concerned, there has been increased interest in the functional environment of the learner. Since this environment includes psychological, pedagogical, sociological and even cultural-anthropological variables, the term learning environment is more often used. Traditionally this environment has consisted of the teacher and students in a situation similar to the real context, for instance in an apprenticeship. Although the apprenticeship form of learning has almost disappeared in Western educational systems, its characteristics can now be designed within intelligent learning environments that have the computation and storage capacity of modern technological innovations. The different perspectives regarding learning environments have been bundled into this book in an overview of Dutch and German research. These perspectives pertain to various system levels (learning activities, class- room and school) and to various disciplinary views (pedagogical, psychological, sociological).


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jules M. Pieters
    • 1
  • Klaus Breuer
    • 2
  • P. Robert-Jan Simons
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of EducationUniversity of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Educational SciencesPaderborn UniversityPaderbornGermany
  3. 3.Department of Educational SciencesNijmegen UniversityNijmegenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Learning Environments
  • Book Subtitle Contributions from Dutch and German Research
  • Editors Jules M. Pieters
    Klaus Breuer
    P. Robert-Jan Simons
  • Series Title Recent Research in Psychology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-52903-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-84256-6
  • Series ISSN 1431-7532
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 364
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Psychology, general
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