Marking the International Day of Education with useful insights
The International Day of Education is celebrated ever year on January 24th. The day was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly to promote the importance of education worldwide and to advocate for access to quality education for all individuals, regardless of their background or circumstances.
Recognising that education plays a fundamental role in human development, societal progress, and achieving sustainable development goals, the International Day of Education serves as an opportunity to raise awareness about the global challenges and gaps in education. It helps to emphasise the need for inclusive and equitable education systems.
Each year, the International Day of Education focuses on a specific theme highlighting different aspects of education. These themes can address issues such as gender equality in education, the role of technology in learning, the importance of skilled teachers, or the need for education in emergencies and conflict-affected areas.
Observing this day encourages governments, organisations, and individuals to take action and invest in education, considered a fundamental right and a catalyst for positive change in societies. It aims to mobilise support for education policies, programs, and initiatives that ensure inclusive and quality education for all individuals, from early childhood to adulthood.
6 ways primary education benefits from effective noise control
In the spirit of helping teachers to provide the best education possible, the team at Avenue have put together the advantages of noise control solutions for both students and teachers.
1) Improved concentration
Excessive noise levels can disrupt concentration and hinder learning. By implementing effective noise control measures, such as soundproofing classrooms or using acoustic materials, distractions from external sources can be minimised. This allows students to focus better on their lessons and activities, improving academic performance.
2) Enhanced communication
Excessive background noise can interfere with effective communication between teachers and students. Reducing noise levels makes it easier for teachers to deliver instructions, explanations, and feedback. Students can also participate more actively in classroom discussions and engage in effective peer-to-peer communication.
3) Reduced stress levels
Excessive noise can increase stress levels among students and teachers. Constant noise exposure can lead to fatigue, irritability, and difficulty coping with tasks.
Implementing noise control measures creates a calmer, more peaceful learning environment, which promotes wellbeing, reduces stress, and enhances overall mental health.
4) Better speech and language development
Excessive noise can impact speech and language development in young children. Students can better hear and imitate sounds by reducing background noise – particularly in early childhood classrooms – leading to improved speech and language skills. This lays a strong foundation for effective communication and literacy development.
5) Improved teacher effectiveness
Teachers often strain their voices to be heard over noisy environments, leading to vocal fatigue and potential voice-related health issues.
By implementing noise control measures, teachers can preserve their vocal health, deliver instructions effectively, and maintain better classroom management. In turn, this helps enhance their overall effectiveness as educators.
6) An enhanced learning environment
A quieter learning environment promotes a sense of calm, focus, and engagement. It creates a conducive atmosphere for learning and encourages positive behaviour among students. Reduced distractions mean students can fully utilise their cognitive abilities, improving learning outcomes.
Talk to Avenue about soundproofing for learning environments
Avenue Interior Systems offers a range of resources to educate our customers and the wider community on the dangers of noise – and importantly, offer suggestions on how to fix it. On this special day, we encourage you to access these resources and educate yourself on how best to support students and teachers in the educational environment.
Effective noise control in primary education creates an environment conducive to learning, communication, and well-being. It supports academic success, reduces stress levels, and enhances students’ and teachers’ overall educational experience.
Call the Avenue team on 1300 827 177 today to discuss how we can assist you.