24 Feb 2021

Ministry to monitor open plan classrooms for noise, airiness

From Morning Report, 8:28 am on 24 February 2021

Are modern classrooms any good?

Some teachers and parents don't like the open-plan classroom blocks that schools are building and now the Education Ministry is using electronic monitoring to assess how they are performing.

The devices will give the scientific answer on whether recently constructed school buildings are quiet and airy or stuffy and noisy.

Here's RNZ education correspondent, John Gerritsen.