ALDinHE 2014: Learning Development Spaces and Places
University of Huddersfield 14th – 16th April 2014
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In 2014 the Association for Learning Development in Higher Education will be holding its annual conference at the University of Huddersfield from 14-16 April. Over the years the ALDinHE conference has developed a reputation as a friendly and stimulating event, providing an environment that promotes creative collaboration between learning developers.

"a fantastic event...a wonderful opportunity to connect with other learning developers"
"Very good, warm, inviting and stimulating. One of the best conferences I have been to"
"my first ALDinHE Conference and I'll be back next year.."

The title of this year's conference is "Learning Development Spaces and Places". As usual our sessions will cover the broad range of topics relevant to Learning Developers, but for 2014 there will be a particular focus on the following themes:
  • Who owns Learning Development?
  • Changing Staff and Student Identities: the impact of Learning Development
  • Addressing the Marginalisation of Learning Development
  • Working Collaboratively to support Learning Development
Registration and delegate fees

Registration for the conference is now closed.
Please email if you have any queries regarding conference bookings

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Keynote Speakers
Dr Lesley Gourlay, Institute of Education
Lesley is a Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Literacies and Director of the Academic Writing Centre at the Institute of Education. Her research focuses on student textual practices, the digital and actor network theory, and she is interested in developing pedagogic models of writing development and in uses of writing in the curriculum.

Her talk is entitled
" Student engagement as networks of practice: texts, meaning-making and spaces"


Etienne Wenger-Trayner
Etienne is a globally recognised thought leader in the field of social learning and communities of practice. He has authored and co-authored seminal articles and books on the topic, including Situated Learning, where the term “community of practice” was coined.

His talk is entitled
"Learning in landscapes of practice: recent developments in social learning theory"


Delegates are responsible for arranging their own accommodation. The document below contains details of suggested hotels in the Huddersfield area.

Social Programme

The Conference Dinner will be held on the evening of Tuesday 15 April at the spectacular Huddersfield Town Hall. Attendance at the dinner is included for all delegates on the 2 or 3-day conference package

There will also be a range of social activities on the evening of Monday 14 April. Delegates attending on Monday are asked to express their preference when booking.
Location and registration
The conference is hosted at the Business School of the University of Huddersfield. Registration will take place inside the main entrance to the Business School, which is clearly indicated on the campus map.

Registration times are as follows:
Monday April 14th:  12.00 onwards
Tuesday April 15th:  9.00 – 9.45
Wednesday April 16th: 9.00 – 9.15
The Queensgate campus is centrally located in Huddersfield and approximately 10 minutes’ walk from the railway station. Directions and maps can be found on the University of Huddersfield website.
Car parking is not available on campus, but there are a number of public car parks within a short distance. The St Andrews Road parking is recommended for the Business School

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