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Naturally ventilated colonial school classrooms in Malaysia are conducive to learning environment

Sanusi, Aliyah Nur Zafirah and Azmin, Aida Kesuma and Abdullah, Fadzidah and Kassim, Mohd Hisyammudin (2016) Naturally ventilated colonial school classrooms in Malaysia are conducive to learning environment. In: 2016 International Conference on Education (ICOED), 12th-14th April 2016, Kelapa Gading, Jakarta. (Unpublished)

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The study is intended to evaluate the comfort level of learning environment in three naturally ventilated colonial schools in Malaysia through the voice of students aged between 13 and 17. This study focuses on the influence of the colonial school classroom physical environment towards the students' comfort and behaviour. The research has two objectives: To evaluate post-occupancy comfort level and behavior in the naturally ventilated colonial schools and to suggest design elements that could improve the comfort level of a school classroom. Observations and investigations were conducted in three colonial schools; Victoria Institution, Methodist Girls Secondary School and Maxwell Secondary School in the morning session, between 7:45a.m. and 1:00p.m.. Survey questionnaires were distributed to one classroom of each school and simultaneously, an inventory of each classroom physical environment were recorded. It was found that the observed classroom differs slightly in the window-to-wall ratio, window size and occupancy density, which have impact on the indoor environment and students' comfort and behaviour. From the survey results, among the three schools, the students in Methodist Girls Secondary School are mostly comfortable throughout the morning session. In conclusion, several design elements, which can be adopted from the architecture of colonial period, that makes them conducive to learning environment are window-to-wall ratio, window sizes and occupancy density.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Additional Information: 4859/55473
Uncontrolled Keywords: colonial school classrooms, Malaysia
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1025 Teaching (principles and practices)
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA100 Architecture and the state
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA1 General > NA105 Preservation and restoration of architecture monument
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Depositing User: Dr Aliyah Sanusi
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2017 15:51
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2017 15:51
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/55473

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