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J18: GI_Forum Special Session: Spatial Approaches in Innovation Education
11:30 - 13:00
Chair der Sitzung: Inga Gryl
Ort:J - HS422 HS422
Traffic Noise Education in Secondary School: From Basic Understanding to Active Engagement
Pädagogische Hochschule Salzburg Stefan Zweig, Austria
Chronic exposure to sufficiently loud noise has detrimental effects on health, subjective well-being and concentration levels of both adults and children. Over two million people in Austria reside in areas where traffic noise surpasses the legal threshold for action. Hundreds of schools are also affected. A similar situation is present throughout large parts of the European Union. Because traffic noise can be heard and measured with relative ease, awareness among the general population is high. Publicly-funded data collection has occurred based on EU-regulation and reliable noise maps have become available online.
This paper aims to provide teachers with multidisciplinary tools to improve their students’ understanding of noise and suggest project ideas for students to choose depending on their strengths and affinities. The ultimate goal is to enable and motivate students to engage in informed spatial citizenship aiming to take action to support the sustainability of exposure to traffic noise.
The Approach of an Education for Innovativeness – Fostering Participation in Shaping Spaces and Societies
Claudia Scharf, Inga Gryl
Universität Duisburg-Essen, Deutschland
[An abstract will be given afterwards due to the contribution's status as a draft]