Exploring the Importance of Outdoor Environment in Developing Self-Experience of a Child


  • Marina Abdullah Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 32610 Seri Iskandar, Perak
  • Wan Noor Anira Wan Ali Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 32610 Seri Iskandar, Perak
  • Mohd Zulhaili Teh Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 32610 Seri Iskandar, Perak
  • Izham Ghani Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 32610 Seri Iskandar, Perak




children, environment, experience


A child needs best for the formation of themselves. A more continuous experience needs for the stabilisation of the characteristics of children in the process of building confidence and maturity in life. This research focuses on the investigation of the favourite place for children age 6 years old. This will strengthen the engagement of children experience with its environment. The outdoor environment contains a variety of natural science that can be learned directly by children. The aim of the study is to seek for a positive impact of the outdoor environment in the process of formation of the child and the objectives of the study are to understand the means of the outdoor environment with children, to develop the criteria of outdoor space for children and its implications for children. It is importance to know apparently the appropriateness of children's outdoor environment and where it should be created for improving the development of self-experience of a child.

Keywords: children; environment; experience

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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