On the Effect of Physical Attributes of Classroom Environment on the Creativity of Educable Mentally Retarded students On the Effect of Physical Attributes of Classroom Environment on the Creativity of Educable Mentally-Retarded Students

Jamaleddin Soheili, Kamelia Alimardani
unpublished
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
more » ... ndow 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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