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Impact of Physical Learning Environment on Students' Learning Outcomes in Secondary Schools in Lagos State, Nigeria

Owoseni, Abraham and Ibem, Eziyi O. and Opoko, Pearl Akunnaya (2020) Impact of Physical Learning Environment on Students' Learning Outcomes in Secondary Schools in Lagos State, Nigeria. Universal Journal of Educational Research.

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The classroom is the physical learning environment where learning takes place in formal education. More worrisome globally is the need for classroom learning spaces that can improve students’ learning outcomes not just in one aspect of learning outcome but holistically: affective, behavioural and cognitive domains. In achieving this, this paper draws data from findings of a study carried out to investigate the impact of the classroom learning environment on students’ learning outcomes. Quantitative data were collected on 37 variables from students across the three senatorial districts in Lagos State, Nigeria’s commercial capital with the highest number of schools. Multi-stage sampling technique was adopted using a hybrid of three techniques: purposive, quota and random sampling to select the approved schools, group them in quota and final selection of respondents respectively. A total of 674 copies of the questionnaire were administered by hand during the first term of the 2018/2019 academic session. A total of 488 were analysed using descriptive statistics, factor analysis and regression analysis. The result identified eleven (11) significant factors to consider in remodelling classroom learning spaces in order to improve students’ learning outcomes. As a result of these factors, a combined proportion of 53.6% of respondents experienced a significant impact on the classroom physical learning environment on their learning outcomes. 31.8% affirmed to its average impact while only 6.9% averred to its least impact, respectively. This paper provides a focus for Architects, interior designers, space planners and other stakeholders in the educational planning and management on the guidelines for remodelling classroom spaces to holistically improve students’ learning outcomes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Classroom, Classroom Spaces, Learning, Learning Outcomes, Remodelling, Secondary Schools
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Art
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2021 20:27
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2021 20:27

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