Acoustics in education

Designing quality learning environments

Speech intelligibility is crucial to learning and development. Studies^ show that students in classrooms with no acoustic treatment miss every fourth word, making it difficult for them to understand what is being taught. To help you design and build quality learning environments, Autex Acoustics are designed to control excessive noise and echo in classrooms—creating balanced, peaceful, productive spaces.

Acoustic solutions in the classroom

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Acoustic solutions in the classroom
Driving positive educational outcomes

Driving positive educational outcomes

“As modern educational practices have evolved, so too have modern learning spaces. It is expected that contemporary learning environments should be set up to facilitate collaboration and interaction (meaning high levels of conversation), but this is not always the case. Studies have shown that when it comes to acoustic performance, Australian classrooms are well behind the mark. However, designers and specifiers can make a difference in this area.”

St Luke’s Catholic College—a learning community for the next generation

“The ambitious project, led by Alleanza Architecture, took its style inspiration and colour palette from the surrounding environment—including the use of sandstone, ‘mountain’ tones, and a roof-top abstract of Australia—while the form followed a ‘city grid’, with a large ‘marketplace’ space around which all the other areas are linked… for David Bryant, lead architect at Alleanza, St Luke’s unique layout made acoustics even more important.”

 

What our customers have to say

“[Acoustics] are essential in today’s classroom environment… Autex in particular is fantastic… [students] can listen to what you’re saying, and you don’t have to raise your voice too much.”
— Mikaere Smith, Aquinas College

“It’s really important to have acoustically sound classrooms because the students can actually hear the information shared… [Autex products] are also great because we can use Velcro, pins, and staples to stick information on the walls”
— Lucy Woodruffe, Takapuna Grammar School

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References:
^Seep, Benjamin., Glosemeyer, Robin., Hulce, Emily., Linn, Matt., Aytar, Pamela. (2009) Classroom Acoustics – A Resource for Creating Learning Environments with Desirable Learning Conditions. Retrieved from http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED451697.pdf