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Landscape for children to play and learn: a conceptual comparison between natural stream and playground

Said, Ismail and Abu Bakar, Mohd. Sarofil (2005) Landscape for children to play and learn: a conceptual comparison between natural stream and playground. Jurnal Teknologi B (42B). pp. 1-10. ISSN 0127-9696

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Abstract

Playing And Moving Are The Central Of Young Children’s Lives. Allowing The Children To Experience The Natural And Man-Made Elements In Their Living Environment Would Generate Cognitive, Physical, And Social Skills Development. To Them Natural Forces Such As Rain And Wind, Natural Features Such As Vegetation, Animals And Landform, And Man-Made Elements Such As Buildings And Road Are Ubiquitous Elements In Their Living Environment. By Playing With Those Elements, They Learn To Perceive Their Benefits Or Adversities. Mobility And Perception In The Landscape Stimulate The Children’s Senses And Generate Feedbacks As Well As Affordances. Through Movement, The Children Perceive The Landscape Through Three Modes Of Learning Which Are Cognitive, Affective, And Evaluative. Two Contrasting Landscape Settings, A Stream And A Playground, Are Compared To Explain The Similarities And Differences Of Stimulations, Feedbacks, And Affordances, And The Modes Of Learning. The Landscape Is Described As An Ecological Dynamic Entity That Through Direct Experience Would Generate The Cognitive, Physical And Social Developments Of The Children. In Conclusion, It Is Important To Design And Develop Landscapes For Children That Stimulate Their Senses, Provide Feedbacks And Afford Functional Meanings To Their Cognitive, Physical And Social Skills.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Children, Natural Landscape, Playground, Cognition, Play, Affordances Children, Natural Landscape, Playground, Cognition, Play, Affordances
Subjects:Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:1784
Deposited By: En Mohd. Nazir Md. Basri
Deposited On:19 Mar 2007 05:29
Last Modified:22 Dec 2011 02:25

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