Document Type: Conference Papers
Year published: 2002
City published: Hong Kong
Publisher: Centre for Educational Development, Hong Kong Baptist University : Hong Kong Society for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching of Thinking
Conference: Thinking Qualities Initiative Conference
Learning environment's conditions and combinations of various motivation factors could have serious impact upon students' learning behaviours and attitudes. Considerable effort has been expended in attempting to improve teachers' teaching skills, students' learning techniques and teacher-student interaction, as greater understanding of the key attributes of effective teaching and learning could re-vitalise the existing education system. In view of this, a survey was conducted to identify factors which influence the effectiveness of a learning process. This article focuses on the analysis of some Hygiene factors and Motivation factors which are considered important to engineering students, and which can have a positive impact on their learning. Understanding the influence of such factors can give educational institutions insights into aspects of their students' behaviour and help them to improve the learning environment.