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The relevancy of outdoor classroom for PBL approach in selected university in Kuala Lumpur

Yaman, Maheran and Abdullah, Fadzidah and Rozali, Nur Fadhilah and Salim, Farha (2018) The relevancy of outdoor classroom for PBL approach in selected university in Kuala Lumpur. Planning Malaysia Journal of the Malaysian Institute of Planners, 16 (2). pp. 186-196. ISSN 1675-6215 E-ISSN 0128-0945

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Abstract

Outdoor classroom could be described as outdoor learning space that provides varying experiences and learning activities that could enhance students’ learning performances, particularly in Problem Based Learning (PBL) approach. It also has become the main role in providing effective and dynamic learning environment for PBL practices. By investigating the relationship between the outdoor classroom and the students’ PBL approach, one could reveal the interconnectedness between the outdoor classrooms in campus settings with the students’ learning performances in PBL approach. Hence, the objective of this study is to analyze the relevance of outdoor classroom in adapting PBL approach in selected universities in Malaysia. A questionnaire survey, was conducted among landscape architecture and architecture students in UIAM, UPM and UiTM Puncak Alam. The results of this study confirm that outdoor classroom improves students learning performances, particularly in designing skills and work presentations. Furthermore, the results also indicate that outdoor classroom enhance students’ ideas and inspiration in designing.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2738/71129
Uncontrolled Keywords: outdoor classroom, PBL approach, campus informal learning, students’ learning performances
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Depositing User: Asst. Prof. Dr Maheran Yaman
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2019 15:44
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2019 15:33
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/71129

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