Controlling reverberation inside classrooms is a key to creating great learning spaces.
Most learning activities in classrooms involve speaking and listening as the primary communication modes. Excessive noise may lead to students missing key words, phrases and concepts. Especially for younger children, who haven’t yet developed the skills that allow them to process conversations in the presence of background noise.
Students learn by listening to the teacher and to each other. Communication is a major component of classroom learning and recognition of the spoken word is critical for the cognitive process. Continue reading