# Why does place matter?

Knox, Daniel and Fincher, Sally (2013) Why does place matter? In: Proceedings of the 18th ACM conference on Innovation and technology in computer science education. ITiCSE Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education . ACM, New York, USA, pp. 171-176. ISBN 978-1-4503-2078-8. (doi:10.1145/2462476.2465595) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:35009)

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## Abstract

In this paper, through the use of two vignettes, we present a viewpoint on the concepts of space' and place' in an computing context. The first vignette is about a Technicians' Room, where the computer support staff and network infrastructure of a school are located. Although the room's purpose is to provide computing services and technical support to the school, five students are frequently in the room during their free time. The second vignette illustrates an apprenticeship scheme to train computer support engineers. By utilising existing literature, we develop a model to aid in the description of the kinds of learning that occur in these places and argue that, by better understanding the role of space and place, we can improve our understanding of practice in an academic context.

Item Type: Book section 10.1145/2462476.2465595 place, practice, space L Education Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing Sally Fincher 23 Aug 2013 10:14 UTC 16 Feb 2021 12:46 UTC https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/35009 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes) https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7347-108X