Potentialities and Challenges of Green School Ground for Children’s Outdoor Learning: A Review

Aziz, Nor Fadzila and Said, Ismail (2011) Potentialities and Challenges of Green School Ground for Children’s Outdoor Learning: A Review. In: 5th South East Asian Technical University Consortium Symposium, 24th – 25th February 2011, Hanoi.

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Abstract

Studies on green school ground suggest that the setting provides abundance of opportunities for children to play and learn outside their classrooms, simultaneously optimize their development. The aim of this paper is to present a synthesis of 20 studies from 1990 to 2010, discussed about the outdoor activities in the school ground. The aspects taken into consideration include the relationship between school ground design and children‘s behaviour, and its impact on their development, and the perception of children, teachers and parents about the potentialities and challenges of green school ground for outdoor learning. In summary, green school ground plays a significant role as site for experiential learning that increases children‘s learning opportunity and improves their performance by providing a range of play opportunity and social interaction. However, poor school design, shortage of resources, support and initiatives, curricula requirements, teacher‘s expertise and weather are among the challenges for green school ground.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Built Environment > Landscape Architecture
Depositing User: FAB IR Admin
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2013 05:45
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2013 05:45
URI: http://epublication.fab.utm.my/id/eprint/99

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