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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)
URL: http://ijaup.iust.ac.ir/article-1-169-en.html
1- Faculty of Architecture, Qazvin Islamic Azad University, Blv.Nokhbegan, P.O.BOX 34185-1416 ,Qazvin ,Iran , soheili@qiau.ac.ir
2- Faculty of Architecture, Science and Research Branch , Qazvin Islamic Azad University ,Qazvin ,Iran
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.
Type of Study: Research Paper | Subject: Environmental Design

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