Environments for learning

Our understanding of the conditions which enable learning, development and performance have been enhanced by ecological analyses (Bronfenbrenner and Baker) which trace contextual influences. Such analyses have relevance to classroom learning, but also to learning outside of the classroom, in the home and in the community. Influences on the development of children and young people have been extensively studied (see Corsaro).

Research by ecological psychologists suggests that the quality of the classroom environment can influence children’s behaviour.

Related issues also apply to on-line, digital environments: