The Role of Color in Improving theEducational Environment Quality (Case Study: A number of girls' elementary schools in District 2 of Isfahan)

Document Type: Original Paper

Authors

1 MA in Architecture, Isfahan (Khorasgan) Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran.

2 PhD of Architecture, Department of Architecture, Harand Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran.

Abstract

Designing places particular for children entails desire conditions for the physical, mental, emotional
and social development in different age ranges, and this design shouldn’t bring about any disturbance in the natural
growth and their entertainment. In the modern educational system, the physical atmosphere of the school must be
an alive and dynamic factor in the quality of educational and training activities for the students. In the creation of
physical atmospheres based on identifying the principles of aesthetics, it is essential to put the perceptual principles
of atmosphere, context and color into practice. According to the findings of the researchers, colors has miraculous
effects on the mental and morale of human beings and the color type bring about joy, freshness, mobility or depression,
tiredness, and dullness and they influence on the individuals’ performance. The present study aims to explore the
appropriate atmosphere features for children`s learning and the effect of color diversity on education level and their
attraction toward the educational setting in order to enhance the quality of educational environment. To do so, 6 schools
in Isfahan were selected randomly as the sample group. To collect data, colorful brochures (questionnaires) followed by
free questions about the educational environment were applied. When the data was analyzed, desirable results on the
role of color in the educational settings and the students` interest to the educational settings were found suggesting that
the sense of motivation and interest to educational settings are effective factors on the student`s understanding about
school and their educational progresses.

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