EXPLORING THE GREEN SCHOOL SPACES EFFECTS ON THE COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT OF LEARNERS

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Mohammad Idrees Mian
Husan Bano Channar
Aneela Ali
Muhammad Mairaj Quraishi
Ajab Ali Lashari

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The increasing apprehension regarding the standard of educational settings, especially in metropolitan areas, has led to a focus on incorporating natural aspects into school spaces due to their possible cognitive advantages. This study employs a qualitative methodology to explore the firsthand experiences of children who are fully engaged in green school environments. The objective is to reveal the complex relationship between natural surrounds and cognitive development. The study examined N = 6 students aged 12–16 years and N = 4 teachers aged 25–35 years from two schools. The criteria for the selection of schools were to select those that have green spaces. This qualitative research strongly supports the idea that green spaces in schools are essential for creating a positive and effective learning environment. Green space areas in the school provide cognitive development for learners. Green space areas have an impact on the school learning environment as well. In this study, it has been found that there is a high need for green spaces in schools in Karachi for the holistic development of the children. Because students feel relaxed, comfortable, and active. Students are positive about spending time in green school spaces.

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Mohammad Idrees Mian, Husan Bano Channar, Aneela Ali, Muhammad Mairaj Quraishi, & Ajab Ali Lashari. (2024). EXPLORING THE GREEN SCHOOL SPACES EFFECTS ON THE COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT OF LEARNERS. International Journal of Contemporary Issues in Social Sciences .ISSN (E) 2959-2461 (P) 2959-3808, 3(2), 249–257. Retrieved from http://ijciss.org/index.php/ijciss/article/view/632
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