Sound Solutions for Next-Generation Learning Spaces

Educational environments, across all levels, have changed dramatically over the past couple of decades. In fact, in many ways, the schools, colleges and universities that today’s students attend bare little resemblance to those in which their parents and grandparents studied.

Beyond the ‘traditional classroom’, new types of learning environments, including performing arts spaces, sports facilities, shared open spaces, and so on have been introduced and brought with them new ways of learning.

At the same time, the move towards sustainability and the emergence of concepts like ‘Building with Country’, vertical schools, and open classrooms, are altering our understanding of what is possible in terms of creating comprehensive learning environments that are conducive to growth.

All of this has moved the goal posts considerably when it comes to acoustics. Titled ‘Sound Solutions for Next-Generation Learning’, this session focuses on this very issue. Beginning by addressing the acoustic considerations of all the above-mentioned features of modern schools, our speakers will also point to real-life examples to illustrate their points.


Learning Outcomes

At the end of this presentation, you should be able to:

  • Explain the importance of acoustics for achieving desired educational outcomes
  • Outline the ways that changes in educational facilities – and the inclusion of performing arts spaces, shared open spaces, and so on – have altered acoustic considerations
  • Identify the ways new concepts, like Building with Country, vertical schools, and open classrooms have affected the creation of healthy learning environments
  • Identify ways to incorporate environmental considerations into the design and construction of acoustically sound, functional learning environments


Live Session Details

5 June, 2024

10:30 am - 11:30 am AEST

Live Session

This session will be locked 15 minutes after the starting time.

If you miss the live session, On Demand access will be available at a later date.

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Presention Type:

Formal CPD

CPD Points:

1 Formal CPD Point