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soheili J, Alimardani K. On the Effect of Physical Attributes of Classroom Environment on the Creativity of Educable Mentally Retarded students. IJAUP. 2014; 24 (1) :9-14
URL: http://ijaup.iust.ac.ir/article-1-169-en.html
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Abstract Creating suitable classrooms that can meet the educational needs of mentally-retarded students is vitally important. The present study explores the effect of three physical characteristics of classroom environment on the creativity of educable mentally-retarded children: window view, window size, and classroom size. The participants, one hundred 9-to-11-year-old girl students, took the Test of Creative Thinking-Drawing Production (TCT-DP). The results indicate that natural window view, larger window size (which provides a broader vision), and larger class size positively affected the creativity of the students. The findings of the study can be taken into account in designing psychology-oriented classroom environments that can improve the creativity of students.
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Type of Study: Research Paper | Subject: Environmental Design
Received: 2013/12/16 | Accepted: 2014/10/6 | Published: 2014/10/6

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