How the Environment Plays a Role in Learning

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How the Environment Plays A Role In Learning

Learning is an important skill that is essential for everyone to succeed in life which includes school, work and our community. By being able to learn we are able to obtain basic knowledge, develop skills and abilities. Whether the environment that we are in is stressful, combative or stress free; the tiniest thing in our environment is important to how we are able to learn. The environment that we are in as children and adults can affect our learning dramatically as well as shape our identities. Although we all know that the environment around us does play a vital part in learning, we all do not know how it fully affects us. It is not hard to believe that the environment has an
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Being in Iraq, I have experienced some of the interesting things that this country has to offer. By being in multiple sand storms and seeing different animals, it makes me want to research why sandstorms occur, why the rain over here is muddy and why the camel spiders out here are enormous to the regular spiders that we have in the US. It is a stressful environment but an educational environment as well. In a research done by the (Jago) it has revealed that the thermal of an environment in the classroom will affect a student’s ability to learn. (Herrington, 1952) has found that temperatures above 80 degrees can affect a persons ability to learn as well as produce harmful effects that decrease working efficiently. Air conditioning used to be considered a luxury to have in school but (Canter, 1976) has found that we will work more efficiently is the environment we were in was at a comfortable temperature. When anyone is in a hot classroom or setting, fatigue sets in and it gets harder to concentrate. If we were in an environment that had a comfortable temperature we will be able to focus more on what is needed to be done. (McDonald, 1960) found that if classrooms had air conditioning it not only improved the students work efficiency but, it also improved the teachers’ attitudes and work patterns since teachers’ would be experiencing less fatigue. We all had thought


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