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Outdoor learning in the school grounds: a study of proposed additional outdoor classrooms for primary schools in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Mohd. Yaman, Maheran and Abdullah, Fadzidah and Baharuddin, Zainul Mukrim and Othman, Rashidi and Mohd Hussain, Mohd Ramzi (2015) Outdoor learning in the school grounds: a study of proposed additional outdoor classrooms for primary schools in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. In: 2 nd International Conference on Innovative Trends in Multidisciplinary Academic Research (ITMAR 2015), 20-21 Oct. 2015, Instanbul, Turkey.

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Abstract

This study is about opportunities for the use of outdoor classrooms in tropical climates, such as Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. It investigates the possible advantages of teaching and learning school subjects at primary level, in outdoor classrooms in Malaysia, using the outdoor environment to improve student comfort levels and to provide enhanced learning opportunities. Preliminary investigations of hypothetical post occupancy evaluations and thermal comfort studies have shown positive results for outdoor classrooms in ‘heat island’ urban areas such as Kuala Lumpur. The paper also considers the economic benefits of reduced building costs.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Additional Information: 2738/47846
Uncontrolled Keywords: school, outdoor, teaching, learning, students, PBL
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA2000 Study and teaching. Research
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Depositing User: Dr Fadzidah Abdullah
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2016 12:09
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2016 12:09
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/47846

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