Across the country, classrooms are being transformed into engaging, vibrant spaces that facilitate collaboration, creativity, innovation and independent learning.
Education environments have changed and an ‘Open-Plan’ design now leads the way with zones and nooks and new approaches to seating and organisation are appearing because they make better spaces and places for creating engaging learning.
Classes are divided into classes of 20-30 students with their own teacher, however all of these classes are in the same room with no walls separating them, which results in 50, 90 or even 200 students in the one area.
Noise can be a big problem with open-plan classrooms, especially the high noise levels coming from the other classes sharing the same space. This is particularly problematic when a class is trying to engage in critical listening activities where it is essential that the children can hear the new concepts they are being taught.
The importance of acoustic design requirements is usually underestimated in planning stages. If adequate intelligibility and acoustic comfort were provided, concentration would be easier and participants would be less frustrated and more productive.
Mumble provide a range of products suitable for architects during their design phase as well as retro-fitting existing education facilities.