Preferences For Green Outdoor Environment For Children With Learning Disabilities at Primary Schools in Malaysia
Keywords:green outdoor environment, learning disability, primary school, Malaysia
One of the challenges designing for children with learning disabilities is to create an outdoor environment (including learning equipment and furniture) that produces desired behaviour and outcomes, and at the same time support the existing curriculum. The importance of stimulating enviroment for children with disabilities has been confirmed. The purpose of this paper is to identify the preferences for green outdoor environment at primary school to support special education based on the caretakers, teachers and the special children’s needs. Using survey and observation as methodology, a primary school in Serdang was selected as a case study. The expected results gained from this study may provide the understanding on how green outdoor environment may play a role to supporting special education in primary schools in Malaysia. Furthermore, recommendation on the characteristics of green outdoor environments will be later proposed which may assist and support special children learning at primary school in Malaysia.