An Investigation into School Playground: Its Influence on Students' Learning.

  • Kehinde Aluko Institute of Education, University of Benin, Nigeria
  • Imasuen Kennedy Institute of Education, University of Benin, Nigeria
Keywords: Playground, Students' Learning

Abstract

The study sought to investigate the influence of school playground on students learning. To guide the study, four research questions were raised. The descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. The population of the study consist of the pre-primary and primary schools in Benin Metropolis. A sample of 350 teachers were used for the study. A four point Likert scale questionnaire was used to collect data for the study. The data were analyzed using mean and standard deviation A mean rating benchmark of 2.50 was used as acceptance. The findings revealed among others that playground influenced play in children, influence the societal development in children in school, and lack of playground is responsible for poor play habit in children to a high extent. It was therefore recommended amongst others that stake holders in education should ensure that every school have adequate playground and play facilities, the culture of play should be re-introduce in children and time should be allocated strictly for play in the school time table where children will be exposed to the various forms of play.

Published
2020-08-16
How to Cite
Aluko, K., & Kennedy, I. (2020). An Investigation into School Playground: Its Influence on Students’ Learning. Sokoto Educational Review, 19(1), 50-61. Retrieved from http://sokedureview.org/index.php/SER/article/view/71