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Type: Book chapter
Title: The University of Adelaide student learning hub: a case study of education co-creation
Author: Quester, P.G.
Backstrom, K.
Kovacevic, S.
Citation: Universities in transition: Foregrounding social contexts of knowledge in the first year experience, 2014 / Brook, H., Fergie, D., Maeorg, M., Michell, D. (ed./s), Ch.7, pp.187-204
Publisher: University of Adelaide Press
Publisher Place: Adelaide
Issue Date: 2014
ISBN: 9781922064820
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Pascale Quester, Kendra Backstrom and Slavka Kovacevic
Abstract: In 2009, the University of Adelaide embarked on a co-creation process, with the aim of providing the best on-campus experience within the Australian national tertiary sector for all our students. Completed in September 2011, on time and on budget, the project involved more than 9,000 individual student hours of consultation and over 3,000 hours of staff participation and discussion, and acted as a catalyst for a profound change in the relationship between the university and its students. The construction of a $41.8 million student learning hub (the Hub) enabled the university to develop and implement an innovative method for consulting with its student population. By involving the university-wide student cohort, via a number of mechanisms throughout the life of the project, the university has given ownership of the Hub's final outcome to those for whom it is intended, the students. Located in the 'heart' of the university's main campus on North Terrace, the new dedicated learning space now supports up to 25,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students enrolled at the University of Adelaide. It brings together informal learning and social spaces with student information services and food and service retail outlets. It integrates with the Barr Smith Library and provides new connections through to existing lecture theatres and across campus.
Rights: © 2014 The Contributors. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
RMID: 0030016803
Published version: https://www.adelaide.edu.au/press/titles/universities-transition/
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