Tag: learning environments

Finnish study finds that the sound environment affects children’s listening skills

Noise and a poor sound environment can hinder linguistic development of nursery school children, says Doctor of Philosophy Elina Niemitalo-Haapola in her dissertation. According to the study, more attention should be paid to children’s sound and learning environments. While working as a speech therapist, Elina Niemitalo-Haapola went to kindergartens, schools and homes to find out […]

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Sliding doors combined with good acoustics enable more student-centric learning – School Case Study 2

Ecophon’s EDUnet Group has been looking into this case study for the past three years and has now gone a bit deeper and presented the findings at Euronoise 2018. To share more about why it works educationally and how the learning spaces perform acoustically as to inform the acoustic design of future innovative learning environments (ILEs). This school […]

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Inhabiting informal learning spaces – Workplace Trends Learning Environments Conference London

Acoustic Bulletin goes beyond just the acoustic presentation to bring you the broader issues at the recent the Design and Management of Learning Environments in London on May 17th The programme and discussions during the day focused on the building design and spaces, how they are managed to optimize more effective learning and experience for students. The […]

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Transitions17, where education and architecture meet

Going beyond the traditional borders, be it education and pedagogy, architecture or geographical borders was the red thread of the Transitions symposium, the traveling ‘roadshow’ of the  ILETC project when it came to London and Regent’s University for the first ever European edition (full program here). The world we live in is changing rapidly and […]

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Are we listening or hearing in classrooms? The Indian perspective

There seems to be a universal agreement with the fact that proper acoustic treatment of a classroom will enhance comprehension abilities of its audience. This is more true with children as occupants compared with adults. To understand better, let’s first look at how our brain perceives sound. The adult brain takes all sounds we hear […]

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Sensory Intelligence – Rethinking working, living and learning environments

Environmental noise has been identified as the second largest environmental health risk in Europe. In our modern, busy, noisy, world it’s not surprising that we can struggle to focus at work, school or in the home. Excess noise is a significant problem in many learning spaces. It is not only the children who struggle due […]

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New podcast series explores how we are all affected by sound

  Acoustics, sound, noise. All impact our lives every day. Yet it is not a subject that is often discussed. So, Ecophon UK and Ireland have decided to launch a podcast to do exactly that. The new podcast, “A sound effect on people” is a monthly show that explores how we are all affected by sound. […]

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Acoustics will feature in a new groundbreaking research study!

New – Innovative Learning Environments & Teacher Change research project This global education research project, ILETC, will run for the next four years. It is an Australian Research Council Linkage Project, led by the University of Melbourne’s – Learning Environments Applied Research Network (LEaRN).   What will the project do….  ILETC will explore how space […]

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