From: The Telegraph
Elaborate Classroom Displays ‘Harm Children’s Education’
Teachers should consider taking down over-elaborate classroom displays amid concerns maps, artwork and photographs damage children’s education, according to research. Researchers said highly-decorated walls in primary schools undermined pupils’ ability to concentrate during lessons and absorb teachers’ instructions.
The study, published in the journal Psychological Science, found that children educated in “sparse” classrooms spent more time “on-task” and gained higher test scores.
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