Experiential Learning: Botanical Garden as a Place for Learning Plant Science

  • Noralizawati Mohamed Centre of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 42300 Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Noriah Othman Centre of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 42300 Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Keywords: Experiential learning, leisure setting, botanic garden, educational learning environment

Abstract

Botanic garden is associated with environment conservation, outdoor recreation and education programme for students. The learning opportunities that take place in the garden functions as a window of knowledge, a platform to build better understanding beside aroused cognitive skills during visitation. This study is aimed to identify the potential of Putrajaya Botanical Garden as a learning environment. The finding showed the male respondents rated higher than the female in all attributes associated with experiential learning at the garden. With good practice of design and management, this garden can continuously serves as successful educational learning environment and achieve its mission.

Keywords: Experiential learning; leisure setting; botanic garden; educational learning environment

eISSN 2398-4279 © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-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
2018-07-19
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