How Does the Attention of Children alter with the Moment-to-Moment Fluctuating Sound Pressure Levels in Mainstream Classrooms?
Cardiff Metropolitan University
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To enable a child to thrive within an educational setting the classroom environment needs to be one that promotes a child’s hearing and attention. However, the acoustic environment of a classroom is not always an advantageous one for the children learning within it with studies reporting that the typical noise level in an occupied classroom is 58-72 dB (Hay 1995). This study investigated the sound pressure levels in 2 classrooms and the moment-to-moment effects they had on the attention of groups of children within that acoustic environment. It was found that there three categories of explanation for attention loss caused by classroom noise; patterns of noise history; specific noise events, and alternative classroom variables. These results give greater depth of information about the types and patterns of noise that cause children to lose attention, as well as documenting further classroom variables that are found to also have an effect on the attention of children in mainstream classrooms.
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