Exploring the Elements of Natural Landscape Character in Engaging Children with their Natural Environment

Authors

  • Marina Abdullah
  • Wan Noor Anira Wan Ali
  • Izham Ghani

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v2i5.695

Abstract

Exploration process will increase the experience of children’s life primarily during their learning stages. The process of exploration helps children to get closer to nature and appreciate its surroundings. The elements of natural landscape character may potentially enable children to be more creative in gaining experience and increase new knowledge. Children learn best through free play and discovery (White, 1998). It will stimulate their positive senses, emotions and social interaction among other children and its environment. This research focuses on the investigation of the favourite place for children ages 5 and 6 years old. This research will strengthen the engagement of children experience with nature. However, there are constraints which are limiting the natural environment exposure with the children. Therefore, the elements of the natural landscape should be integrated with consideration to the children’s needs and the natural environment.

Keywords: Natural landscape, children exploration, natural environment

ISSN: 2398-4287© 2017. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

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Published

2017-03-19

How to Cite

Abdullah, M., Wan Ali, W. N. A., & Ghani, I. (2017). Exploring the Elements of Natural Landscape Character in Engaging Children with their Natural Environment. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 2(5), 209-214. https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v2i5.695