Wednesday 9 November 2016, 8:30am to 3:15pm
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Bank
This short course is a special event being hosted by the Australian Acoustical Society and the Acoustical Society of New Zealand as part of ACOUSTICS 2016. The short course will examine how the acoustic design of learning facilities has changed over the years, the latest design philosophies being adopted around the World and how acoustics impacts on learning. While it will include presentations from key experts, the major emphasis will be on collaboration and discussion, as that is what innovative learning is all about!
Who Should Attend
The short course has been designed for acousticians, government agencies, architects, educational facility managers, educationalists, principals, teachers and anyone else who is committed to improving the educational environment and promoting enhanced learning outcomes for the current and future generations of students.
Themes and Topics
- Welcome and introduction (James Whitlock)
- Why children need new learning environments (Terry Byers)
- The acoustic design of “traditional-style” classrooms (Lisa Horton, James Whitlock)
- The case for Innovative Learning Environments (ILEs) (Terry Byers)
- Acoustic challenges and key considerations of ILEs (Kiri Mealings, James Whitlock)
- Acoustic treatments and how they work (Robert Jones)
- How to design a fully-functioning ILE (group discussion led by James Whitlock)
- Case studies: where they got the recipe right (Terry Byers, Lisa Horton)
- Policy making and real change (Richard London)
- An appreciation of ILEs and why they are important
- Understand what is needed acoustically to achieve great learning outcomes
- Awareness of potential pitfalls and dangers (acoustic or otherwise)
- Generation of new ideas via cross-discipline discussions
The cost to attend the short course is $250 (including GST) until 30
October 2016. Registrations after that date will be $275 (including GST). Register online. The registration include morning tea, lunch and course materials.