Webinar: Designing innovative and inclusive learning spaces
When: Thursday, 1 September 2022 at 11:00 CEST
Where: Online, registration is open
- Douglas MacCutcheon, PhD - Saint-Gobain Ecophon Central; University of Pretoria: “Global perspective and international survey on the issue of classroom noise”;
- Mikolaj Jarosz - Saint-Gobain Ecophon Poland: “Sound environment in Primary School 340”;
- Harshal Kolwankar - Saint-Gobain Ecophon India: “Traditional classroom learning & infrastructure style & multi-purpose halls”
- Pauli Pallaskorpi - Saint-Gobain Ecophon Finland: “Open plan schools and wooden schools”;
- Prof. Arianna Astolfi - Politecnico di Torino: “Innovative new school acoustic standard in Italy”.
Over the years, research on school environments and learning has produced important evidence on the need for education stakeholders to take the effects of sound on students and teachers into serious consideration as it can have significant impact on their wellbeing and progress. Sound is also a key element to be considered when designing, developing or adjusting learning environments that aim to promote innovation and inclusion for all learners.
The new webinar organised by the Future Classroom Lab (FCL) in collaboration with Saint-Gobain Ecophon looks into how educational systems and stakeholders can ensure innovative learning environments are quiet and inclusive. The webinar is organised in the context of the FCL’s 10 years anniversary and provides perspectives from five OECD member and partner countries on some of the latest findings related to sound in schools as well as a number of innovations in school design and public policy.