Category: Educational Environments

Noisier teaching methods pose serious challenges for classroom design

Teaching methods shape the classroom sound environment Teachers of today have the shared goal of maximizing student engagement whilst maintaining a controlled sound environment. This has resulted in decades of innovation in educational approaches, classroom design and acoustic standardization. When additionally considering the influence of advancements in technological tools which have further augmented the field […]

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Tinnitus week!

This week is Tinnitus week! All over the world people suffer from Tinnitus and in this blog post we point attention to poor working environments in schools that lead to increased Tinnitus for teachers. In a recent blog post we focused on dentists’ working environment – and 42% of the participants in a survey experienced […]

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How do acoustics impact children with Autism Spectrum Disorder?

The has been a lack research focusing on which facets of the indoor environment should be impacting ASD students’ behavior. “A lot of research has been conducted around children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), but little has been available that has focused on facets of the environment that could be impacting their behavior. In previous […]

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Good acoustics and air quality combine to increase student concentration, well being and learning conditions

Good classroom design works as a 3rd Pedagogue! In a post-Covid world this applied study has become even more relevant to ensure sustainable teaching and learning environments. This research carried out by University of Bremen ISF – Institute for interdisciplinary School Research into the impact of improving ventilation was based on previous studies (Bremen III) […]

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Room acoustic quality to support inclusion in schools: Research presented at Internoise 2020

Teaching has changed and so have learning approaches of our children. The school is no longer the place for endless teacher monologues and our children are expected to participate in discussions, in group work and in cross discipline projects. Mainstream teaching today is not the same as it was only 15 years ago and the […]

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Combination of Absorbers and Diffusers – An Experimental Study in a Classroom

This study provides information on how different acoustic treatments can be used to obtain different room acoustic qualities, and can be used to improve and fine-tune the room acoustic parameters for better speech and listening conditions in classrooms. The background overview The most common acoustical treatment in ordinary classrooms is a suspended sound absorbing ceiling. […]

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Breaking the “sound barrier to science” at Winchester Science Centre

In the International Year of Sound, new acoustic solutions will make the Centre accessible for all The small but beautiful city of Winchester was once the capital of England. Winchester Science Centre, a more modern addition to the city, is on a mission to make STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) accessible to everyone. Over […]

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Heart rate is a medically recognised stressor – Noise reduction gives teachers a significant long-term benefit

This is not new, however it is a fundamental aspect to consider when designing optimal sustainable indoor environments. By measuring/recording the heart rate of teachers, an indicator of stress was apparent in lessons and also over a longer more sustained period. Here is a short insight overview on stress as stated by ASA (American Heart […]

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New podcast series in Swedish

Three of our editors have kicked off a podcast in their local language – Swedish! Maria Quinn, Ida Cederlund and Johan Gross discuss the nature of sound and why we are affected by it in so many ways in healthcare, education and offices. The first two episodes are available and more will come in the […]

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New Podcast series now available as part of the Quiet Mark new Acoustics Academy initiative

We proudly share a new podcast interview with Shane Cryer, our Concept Developer for Educational Environments which is hosted by Simon Gosling, CSO at Quiet Mark, the global award programme associated with the UK Noise Abatement Society. This podcast is part of a series uniquely exploring the vital role acoustics plays in the future of […]

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