Adjunct Professor
Hilary Hughes

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Faculty of Creative Industries, Education & Social Justice,
School of Teacher Education & Leadership


Personal details

Positions

Adjunct Associate Professor
Faculty of Creative Industries, Education & Social Justice,
School of Teacher Education & Leadership

Keywords

International student experience, Learning space design, Higher education pedagogy, Informed learning, Connected learning, Teacher-librarianship, School libraries, Cultural diversity, Information experience, Information literacy

Discipline

Curriculum and Pedagogy, Library and Information Studies

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Queensland University of Technology)
  • Master of Arts in Librarianship (University of Sheffield)
  • BA(CombHons) (University of Birmingham)

Teaching

Teaching: My innovative, student-centred, scholarly approach to learning and teaching has been recognised by several QUT teaching awards and consistently high student evaluations.  I promote connected learning pedagogy across physical and  virtual spaces, mediated by contemporary technologies. The units I have taught include:

  • LCN600 Connected Learning (Coordinator & lecturer)
  • LCN601: Designing Spaces for Learning (Coordinator & lecturer)
  • LCN615: Learning Hubs (Coordinator & lecturer)
  • CLN617: Personalised Language Development (Coordinator & lecturer)
  • EDB006: Learning Networks (Tutor)
  • EDB001: Teaching in New Times (Tutor)


HDR supervision: As a Level 3 Supervisor, I am privileged to supervise students conducting HDR research across Education, Learning environment and Information Science disciplines.

Successful HDR students and their topics:

  • Kay Oddone, 2019, PhD (Principal supervisor) - Professional learning through personal learning networks (PLNs) - connected learning for educators supported by social media; qualitative case study
  • Annie Rolfe, 2019, MPhil (Principal supervisor) - School design and procurement and educational goals; Qualitative case study of two Australian schools
  • Vanessa Miller, 2018, EdD (Principal supervisor) - Learning space design, school teachers; participatory action research
  • Yin Yue, (International), PhD (Associate supervisor) - Alternative teacher recruitment program for university graduates to disadvantaged schools in China; sociological case Study
  • Kylie Andrews, 2016, MEd Research (Principal supervisor) - Learning space experience, school students
  • Kate Davis, 2015, PhD (Associate Supervisor) - Information experience of new mothers in social media
  • Tashi Gyeltshen, 2015, PhD, (Associate supervisor) - Academic leadership  in Bhutan
  • Katherine Howard, 2015, PhD (Associate Supervisor) - Professional education of GLAM information professionals
  • Nicole Johnston, 2014, PhD (Associate supervsior) -Information literacy of EFL students in UAE
  • Ann Gillespie, 2013, PhD (Associate supervisor) - Teacher-librarians as evidence based practitioners - scholarship
  • Sonal Nakar, 2013, MEd Research (Principal supervisor) - Dilemmas of TAFE teachers working with international students
  • Yaxing Zhang, 2012, PhD (Associate Supervisor)– Academic learsership in China -Faculty thesis award
  • Li Wang, 2011, PhD (Associate Supervisor) - Information literacy integration model for HE
  • Xiong Xang, 2008, MEd Research (Associate Supervisor) - Academics' use of CALL at  a Chinese university


Current HDR student :

  • Lynn McAllister, EdD (associate supervisor) - Reflective learning through eportfolios in higher education; phenomenography


Scholarship of teaching
My research in the areas of informed learning and international student experience informs my teaching. It also underpinned my Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence program at Colorado University Denver, USA in 2010. Publications include: Hughes & Bruce (2013) 'International students' experiences of informed learning: A pedagogical case study' and Bruce & Hughes (2010) 'Informed learning: A pedagogical construct attending simultaneously to information use and learning'.

Experience

Publications

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