Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 6(11), pp. 2509 - 2514
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2018.061115
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A Study of the 4th Grade Students in Primary School through the Compositions of Their Opinions about the Classroom Environment They Want to be In


Muhammet Fatih Doğan *, Zeynep Doğan
Department of Primary Education, Yıldız Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to reveal the thoughts of the students who were studying at 4th grade in a primary school related to the classroom environment in their dreams. In the study, it was envisaged that the opinions of the students about the physical and emotional environments in the classroom give an idea about the desire and expectations of the students to create a more appropriate classroom environment. 114 students who were studying at 4th grade in public school in Istanbul were involved in the study. The compositions of the students about what kind of classroom environment they want constituted the data of the study. With the data analysis, the items related to the classroom environment that students desire were organized under two main headings: Physical expectations and Emotional expectations. According to the findings, it was seen that a single study table, a private locker, an interactive smartboard, colorful furniture and design, fancy bulletin boards, a tidy environment and a clean environment were the general physical expectations of the students from the classroom environment whereas positive social relations with friends, positive communication with the teacher and the sense of success were the general emotional expectations of the students. In addition, it was observed that the students expressed a variety of opinions on technological possibilities, emergency measures, security and discipline.

KEYWORDS
Primary School Students, Classroom Environment, Composition

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Muhammet Fatih Doğan , Zeynep Doğan . "A Study of the 4th Grade Students in Primary School through the Compositions of Their Opinions about the Classroom Environment They Want to be In." Universal Journal of Educational Research 6.11 (2018) 2509 - 2514. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2018.061115.