IJSSH 2015 Vol.5(3): 237-240 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2015.V5.460

The Classroom Physical Environment and Its Relation to Teaching and Learning Comfort Level

Puteh M., Che Ahmad C. N., Mohamed Noh N., Adnan M., and Ibrahim M. H.
Abstract—The classroom physical environment is an important element in creating a conducive and stimulating learning environment. A conducive learning environment creates a comfortable teaching and learning environment, while keeping the students focused and interested in the classroom. Therefore, a study was conducted to identify the relationship between the physical aspects of the classroom and the teaching and learning comfort level. The study involves 916 secondary school students from Malacca. The physical aspects of the learning environment are determined using Classroom Physical Environment Inventory (CPEI), while the teaching and learning comfort level is determined using Teaching and Learning Comfort Level Scale (TLCLS). Results of analysis show that the learning space, furniture, ventilation and lighting have a direct relationship with the teaching and learning comfort level. Overall, the findings show that there is a highly positive relationship between the physical environment and teaching and learning comfort level. Thus, the classroom physical environment needs to be given due attention and planned carefully, as the right environment can affect the learning atmosphere, generation of ideas, and students’ values, attitudes and behaviour.

Index Terms—A learning environment, physical environment, teaching and learning comfort level.

Marzita Puteh is with the Mathematics Department, Sultan Idris Education University (e-mail: marzita@fsmt.upsi.edu.my)

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Cite: Puteh M., Che Ahmad C. N., Mohamed Noh N., Adnan M., and Ibrahim M. H., " The Classroom Physical Environment and Its Relation to Teaching and Learning Comfort Level," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 237-240, 2015.

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