Much of the education that takes place in K-12 classrooms relies on oral communication. Children, who primarily learn through listening, need a learning environment in which they can fully hear and understand the teacher’s instructions, particularly children with learning disabilities, hearing loss or those learning in a second language.
Poor classroom acoustics can have serious effects on a child’s ability to learn and on teachers’ vocal health. Research shows that many Canadian classrooms have poor quality acoustics and children are often working in sub-standard classroom listening conditions.
To raise awareness and to help create listening-friendly classrooms, SAC has developed the following resources:
Poster | Infosheet | Resource Page
Classroom Acoustics Position Paper
SAC Webinar on Classroom Acoustics
If you are an SAC member or associate and would like to learn more about classroom acoustics, be sure to register for our upcoming webinar. Click here to learn more.
*This webinar is available exclusively to SAC members and associates.