Understanding inclusive playgrounds

Mohd Daniel, Mohd Idros and Puteri Fadzline, Muhamad Tamyez and Wan Zaiyana, Mohd Yusof and Hafizoah, Kassim and Muhammad Ashraf, Fauzi (2023) Understanding inclusive playgrounds. Journal of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development, 9 (2). pp. 167-185. ISSN 2550-1623. (Published)

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Inclusive education has shown an increasing interest in teaching students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) through playgrounds. This approach not only fosters the development of social skills but also enhances cognitive and emotional growth in learners. Although the playground's impact on the skills of ASD students has been acknowledged, some criticism stems from the lack of a precise conceptualisation. Recent studies have highlighted the significance of teaching through playgrounds in improving problem-solving abilities. While there is a growing body of research on hands-on learning through playgrounds, a challenge remains in tailoring the learning experience to accommodate individual differences among ASD learners. Detailed discussions on supporting personalised learning experiences and cognitive enhancement in the playground setting are lacking. This paper is a literature review and qualitative investigation to address these gaps. The main contributions are twofold: first, it offers a review of how the physical space of the playground design impacts the development of children with ASD, and second, it suggests several implications for future research based on extensive literature review and qualitative study.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Autism spectrum disorder; Children; Inclusive playground; Cognitive development; Inclusive play
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
L Education > LC Special aspects of education
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Industrial Management
Institute of Postgraduate Studies
Center for Modern Languages
Depositing User: Mrs Norsaini Abdul Samat
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2024 06:43
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2024 06:43
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/40354
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