Classroom atmosphere

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Abstract

Classroom atmosphere is a vital component of teaching and learning that helps establish and maintain rapport between teacher and students, build motivation and confidence among the learners, and facilitate the processes of teaching and learning. Drawing upon psychological and sociocultural perspectives, this entry examines classroom atmosphere in the light of key theoretical considerations and research findings. On the basis of this discussion, a number of pedagogical implications are proposed. It is concluded that classroom atmosphere is co‐constructed by teacher and learners and that both parties play a contributing role in creating a classroom environment conducive to teaching and learning. Copyright © 2018 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe TESOL encyclopedia of English language teaching
EditorsJohn I. LIONTAS, Margo DELLICARPINI
Place of PublicationHoboken, NJ
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
ISBN (Electronic)9781118784235
ISBN (Print)9781118784228
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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Citation

Lee, I., & Mak, P. (2018). Classroom atmosphere. In J. I. Liontas & M. DelliCarpini (Eds.), The TESOL encyclopedia of English language teaching. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118784235.eelt0217

Keywords

  • Anxiety
  • Classroom atmosphere
  • ESL/EFL
  • Group dynamics
  • Language teaching
  • Motivation
  • Second language acquisition