The physical environment factors in preschools in terms of environmental psychology: a review


4th World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), Barcelona, Spain, 2 - 05 February 2012, vol.46, pp.2034-2039 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 46
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.05.424
  • City: Barcelona
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.2034-2039
  • Keywords: Preschool, Environmental Psychology, Physical Environment, SCHOOL, CHILDREN, BEHAVIOR, COLOR, NOISE, MOOD
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


This paper sets out an explanation about the importance of the environmental psychology in preschools. The field of environmental psychology has emphasized how the physical environment affects feelings and behaviors. Preschools are systems in which the environment is just one of many interacting pedagogical, socio-cultural, curricular, motivational and socio-economic factors. Effective learning setting is a combination of several different factors; adequate usable space, noise, air conditions, color and lighting. This study considers implications from recent researches about physical environment in preschools and their reflections to the literature in the light of environmental psychology. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer review under responsibility of Prof. Dr. Huseyin Uzunboylu