We know noise is an issue in schools…
But how noisy are classrooms?
Teachers and students are affected negatively…
But how much are teachers and students and to what extent?
Well from a teachers’ perspective, a survey of 2000 teachers in Germany found that 80% of teachers stated they were stressed by noise.
How noisy are other spaces in schools?
What are the sound levels recorded in acoustic studies in school buildings?
Well, some spaces are not only noisier than classrooms but are even louder than typical playground noise:
- Corridors and staircases
- school halls & sports halls
Find out more about how this impacts the teachers, the students and their attainment and what is required to mitigate the negative noise issues in the research summary.
Download the research summary pdf here.
We believe these studies can help to engage a broader audience and raise awareness about the importance of good acoustics in educational environments. This in turn can support learning environments to improve student attainment and learning outcomes.