Welcome to the 2013 HERDSA conference
Across the world, institutions are investing large sums of money in new learning spaces – both physical and virtual – in efforts to attract students, maintain relevance, and build distinctive institutional identities. But with all the focus on spaces, we may be losing sight of the importance of place in learning and teaching. After all, a campus is the quintessential place of learning – a place for contemplation, conversation, reflection, and creating and disseminating knowledge.
The 2013 conference invites delegates to dwell on the idea and meanings of place, in many different meanings and contexts, through consideration of the theme and sub- themes.