Sound in Educational Premises

Group of pupils, school, group study, education. Photo: Georg van der Weyden.

Verbal communication is essential to learning.
The teacher passes knowledge on to students through speech. The spoken word allows us to develop social contacts, and to acquire and deliver valuable information in dialogue with others. That is why it is so important to ensure that learning environments make it easier to hear what you need and want to hear, and minimise disturbance and fatigue.
Noise is disturbing and irritating, especially during intellectually demanding work such as study. The more complex the task, the more disturbing noise and poor acoustics can be. A good acoustic environment benefits teaching and learning alike. It provides teachers, students and pre-school/day-care staff with the best possible environment to support their educational ambitions.

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