Space and Creativity: Students’ Opinions on School Space as a Component of the Creative Environment

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Space understood as physical environment is the object of research in many fields, including social sciences. Previous studies point to the importance it may have for creative activity. School is one of the spaces where creative activity takes place. School is also supposed to support the development of students’ creativity. The article presents research on school as a physical environment facilitating creativity. The main aim of the presented study was to identify the characteristics of schools that students evaluated as favourable and unfavourable to their creative activity. The following research questions were addressed: What features of school space are evaluated by students as favourable to their creative activity? What features of school space are evaluated by students as unfavourable to their creative activity? The research made it possible to identify the elements of school that students see as support for, or hindrance to, their creative activity.

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