Classrooms’ indoor environmental conditions affecting the academic achievement of students and teachers in higher education: a systematic literature review

Henk Brink (Corresponding author), Marcel G.L.C. Loomans, Mark P. Mobach, Helianthe S.M. Kort

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Samenvatting

This study reports the outcomes of a systematic literature review, which aims to determine the influence of four indoor environmental parameters ‐indoor air, thermal, acoustic, and lighting conditions ‐ on the quality of teaching and learning and on students’ academic achievement in schools for higher education, defined as education at a college or university. By applying the Cochrane Collaboration Method, relevant scientific evidence was identified by systematically searching in multiple databases. After the screening process, 21 publications of high relevance and quality, were included. The collected evidence showed that the indoor environmental quality (IEQ) can contribute positively to the quality of learning and short‐term academic performance of students. However, the influence of all parameters on the quality of teaching and the long‐term academic performance could not be determined yet. Students perform at their best in different IEQ‐conditions, and these conditions are task‐dependent, suggesting that classrooms which provide multiple IEQ classroom conditions facilitate different learning tasks optimally. In addition, the presented evidence illuminates how to examine the influence of the IEQ on users. Finally, this information supports decision‐makers in facility management and building systems engineering to improve the IEQ, and by doing so, allow teachers and students to perform optimally.
Originele taal-2Engels
Pagina's (van-tot)405-425
Aantal pagina's21
TijdschriftIndoor Air
Volume31
Nummer van het tijdschrift2
Vroegere onlinedatum24 sep 2020
DOI's
StatusGepubliceerd - mrt 2021

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