Learning Environments for the English Learning Area: Perspectives of Secondary Students from Lower SES Areas who Struggle with Literacy

Emily Purvis

Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis

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Abstract

This interpretivist study used semi-structured interviews to investigate what Year 10 English students, who struggle with literacy, consider a positive learning environment to be, including how it is constructed and maintained. It used an interpretivism and qualitative analytic methodology to generate themes for the subject of English. These themes were that positive learning environments provide social and emotional safety; students have differing views on the contributions of friends and peers; and the teacher's role is integral in creating a learning environment.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationMasters
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Shand, Jennifer, Supervisor
  • Oakley, Grace, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date19 Sept 2023
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2023

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