Learning Space in Public Secondary Schools for Students Psychological Development and Well Being

Дата выхода / Published: 01.08.2018

Alice Sabrina Ismail

Полный список авторов: Sufrie Abdullah

This paper explores on learning spaces in Malaysia‘s public secondary school as it plays vital role that responds towards students‘ psychological needs. To conduct this study, qualitative and quantitative methods involving perception of public secondary school students and direct observation on two selected case studies were done to establish appropriate learning space design attributes. There are two key factors that contributed in the psychological development of student in their learning environment. These are the physical classroom aspects like access and circulation, classroom proportion, furniture layout, and technology capability. as well as the the functional characteristics of learning space involving the air quality, room temperature, lighthing dan acoustics. The findings are of benefits for future designers, builders, education providers and related authority to build conducive learning space to improve the quality of public education infrastructure for students learning advancement in the future


Alice Sabrina Ismail is a Phd in Theory and Philosophy of Architecture (Queensland University of Technology). Curretly she’s a Director of Architecture School in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. An Associate Professor, lecturer, researcher, writer and designer. Currently teaching Bachelor Science of Architecture and Master of Architecture program by taught course. Actively involve in journal writing, book publications and research supervision at post graduate level (PhD, Masters and Post Doc) in architecture history, theory and criticism and the construction of national architectural identity.



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