Investigating the Impact of Schools' Open Space on Learning and Educational Achievement of Elementary Students

Gilavand, Abdolreza and Espidkar, Fatemeh and Gilavand, Mohammadreza (2016) Investigating the Impact of Schools' Open Space on Learning and Educational Achievement of Elementary Students. International Journal of Pediatrics, 4 (4). pp. 1663-1670.

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Abstract

Background It is obvious that most of informal learnings of social skills and constructive plays occur in school yards and play-fields where children spend much of their non-official time of teaching. This study aimed to investigate the impact of schools' open space on learning and educational achievement of elementary students in Ahvaz, Southwest of Iran. Materials and Methods At a cross-sectional study, 210 students were selected randomly as sample of study. Data collection tools included Hermance’s achievement motivation questionnaire and researcher-constructed questionnaire (observation checklist to examine the physical parameters of learning schools' open space) and interviews with students. Data of study were analyzed in SPSS- 21 software. Results Results of this study showed that schools' open space has a significant impact on learning and academic achievement of elementary school students in Ahvaz- Iran (P<0.05). Conclusion Due to the impact of environmental factors (including schools' open space) on learning of students, prepare a standard learning environments for students is a serious need.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health
WS Pediatrics
Divisions: Journals > International J Pediatrics
Depositing User: IJP IJP
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2017 16:03
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2017 16:03
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5387

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