Exploring Jordanian Children’s Perceptions of the Characteristics of an Ideal School and Learning Environment

Ann Mousa Alnajdawi


Based on the grounded theory, this study aimed to elicit the views of Jordanian children on the ideal school and learning environment. School children aged 9–11 years participated in the study, and the data was collected through individual interviews. Moreover, 40 of the children’s narratives were coded and analysed through various analytical processes. Thus, their views on the ideal learning environment were understood. This ideal school is considered as an attractive, supportive and strengthened learning environment that’s been conceptualised to meet the children’s physical, educational and socio-emotional welfare needs. It became apparent that children, as the beneficiary group of education, are aware of the characteristics of future schools and ideal environments that would increase their motivation and enthusiasm to learn. It was found that this could be achieved when Jordanian public schools employ various policies that ensure the holistic physical, social, emotional and educational learning and environmental welfare of the child.


Keywords: Jordanian children’s ideas, future public school, ideal school, ideal learning environment

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