The sound environment of German preschools and preschool teachers' thoughts about sound generated by children

Saki Noguchi, Hisako Yoshizawa, Masayuki Sato, Tadashi Konishi

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Noticeably, preschool children develop language and communication, so improvement of the preschool's sound environment is important. Currently, Japanese preschool facilities have experienced problems with noise. One cause is a lack of sound absorption. Moreover, the loudness of the generated sound is a second cause because preschool teachers generally believe that children's voices should not be muted. Therefore, improvement of sound environment is important and should be approached from both facility design and child behavior philosophy. In Germany, The German standard (DIN 18041) has necessitated the same level of sound absorption in the nursery as in elementary schools since 2004. Under the influence of these factors, architectural ideas, such as increasing the equivalent sound-absorption area, are generally seen at preschools (Kawai et al., 2018). Therefore, we have researched the sound environment at German preschools and preschool teachers' thoughts about the sound generated by children to identify ways to create a more acoustically comfortable learning environment. We observed three preschools and compared them to Japanese preschools. It was found that by implementing acoustic improvements in classroom design and increasing teacher awareness of appropriate sound environment, the noise levels tend to be lower. Consequently, it is believed that a proper acoustic environment improves overall awareness, leading to the creation of a better educational environment.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルProceedings of the 23rd International Congress on Acoustics
ホスト出版物のサブタイトルIntegrating 4th EAA Euroregio 2019
編集者Martin Ochmann, Vorlander Michael, Janina Fels
出版社International Commission for Acoustics (ICA)
ページ5918-5925
ページ数8
ISBN(電子版)9783939296157
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2019
イベント23rd International Congress on Acoustics: Integrating 4th EAA Euroregio, ICA 2019 - Aachen, Germany
継続期間: 2019 9 92019 9 23

出版物シリーズ

名前Proceedings of the International Congress on Acoustics
2019-September
ISSN(印刷版)2226-7808
ISSN(電子版)2415-1599

Conference

Conference23rd International Congress on Acoustics: Integrating 4th EAA Euroregio, ICA 2019
国/地域Germany
CityAachen
Period19/9/919/9/23

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 機械工学
  • 音響学および超音波学

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