Re-Design of Schoolyard for Effective Development of Child From a Universal Design Perspective

Al Sensoy S., Midilli Sarı R.

MEGARON, vol.14, pp.443-459, 2019 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/megaron.2019.72677
  • Journal Name: MEGARON
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.443-459
  • Keywords: child development, learning, schoolyard, universal design
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Contrary to common belief; schoolyard, canteen, circulation areas etc. are important learning environments in learning process as much as classrooms. A well-designed inclusive schoolyard can supply cognitive, physical, social/ emotional, sensory and communicational, briefly the developmental needs of children.Therefore, it is important to provide an appropriate sphere for learning in whole school environment. In this context, purpose of the study is to investigate the supportive schoolyard physical conditions that has an important effect on child's learning, creativity, brain and body development/health and social interaction. Also study focuses on the schoolyard usage by all children with different abilities and limitations to help them for using schoolyard safely and socializing with other pupils. In the study, a landscape project is developed for Ataturk School Complex according to pupils'and teachers'wishes and acquired knowledge which will support their learning, creativity, and social interaction with the conscious of universal design and at the end of the study considerations which is about schoolyard were mentioned briefly.