Effect of visual feedback on classroom noise levels

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dc.contributor.author Van Tonder, Jessica
dc.contributor.author Woite, Nadia
dc.contributor.author Strydom, Suzaan
dc.contributor.author Mahomed, Faheema
dc.contributor.author Swanepoel, De Wet
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-06T15:24:42Z
dc.date.available 2016-05-06T15:24:42Z
dc.date.issued 2016-02-03
dc.description.abstract This study explored the effect of visual feedback on classroom noise levels, using a SoundEar II device that monitors noise levels in real time with feedback on intensity levels using a lighting system. During phase one, noise levels from three classrooms in the same school were measured over 36 h of classroom activities. For phase two, six teachers from two schools completed a questionnaire describing their experiences using the device. Visual feedback resulted in a 1.4-dBA reduction in the average noise levels. Classroom noise levels were above 70 dBA for 33% of the time in the baseline period compared to 24% in the intervention period with visual feedback provided on noise levels. Teacher perceptions indicated that visual feedback was beneficial to classroom noise levels and positively influenced the behaviour of learners. Visual feedback reduced overall classroom noise and can provide a cost-effective, noninvasive tool to create a more enabling classroom environment. en_ZA
dc.description.department Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2016 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.sajce.co.za en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Van Tonder, J., Woite, N., Strydom, S., Mahomed, F. & Swanepoel, D., 2015, ‘Effect of visual feedback on classroom noise levels’, South African Journal of Childhood Education 5(3), Art. #265, 6 pages. http:// dx.DOI.org/ 10.4102/sajce.v5i3.265. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 2223-7674 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2223-7682 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/sajce.v5i3.265
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/52525
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher University of Johannesburg en_ZA
dc.rights © 2015. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Visual feedback en_ZA
dc.subject SoundEar II device en_ZA
dc.subject Noise levels en_ZA
dc.subject Classroom noise en_ZA
dc.title Effect of visual feedback on classroom noise levels en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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