|Document ID (ISN)||109612|
|Convention or series no.
||Oberdörster M., Tiesler G.
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin
||Acoustic ergonomics of schools
||Akustische Ergonomie der Schule [in German]|
||Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Postfach 10 11 10, 27511 Bremerhaven, Germany, 2006. 193p. Illus. 108 ref. Index. Price: EUR 19.00.
||This study was undertaken in response to numerous complaints by teachers concerning school noise. It was carried out in two German elementary schools. Based on noise measurements taken in classrooms during 175 lessons, it was analysed how the different modes of teaching (frontal lessons as and differentiated lessons) have an effect on noise levels (expressed as LA95 et LAeq). Next, it was investigated how changes in classroom acoustics affected the sound levels in context with each kind of work. It was found that with acoustic improvements, sound levels decrease, students' social behaviour becomes calmer, and teachers experience less stress and a lower sensitivity with regard to the sound level. Implications of these findings are discussed.
||children; noise; teaching; conditions of work; educational institutions; acoustics
||Germany; human behaviour; noise level measurement; sound absorption; stress factors; premises
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Teaching and educational institutions