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): Teachers' experience of professional learning through personal learning networks. - Exploration of Connected learning for educators supported by social media; qualitative case study.
  • Annie Rolfe, 2019, MPhil (Principal supervisor): School design and procurement and educational goals: A qualitative case study of two Australian schools.
  • Vanessa Miller, 2018, EdD (Principal supervisor): Teachers creating the third teacher: An action research approach to learning environment design.
  • Yin Yue, 2018, PhD (Associate supervisor): From university graduates to teachers in disadvantaged schools: A sociological study of participation in an alternative teacher recruitment program.
  • Kylie Andrews, 2016, MEd Research (Principal supervisor): High school learning spaces: Investigating Year 6 students' imaginings and representations.
  • Kate Davis, 2015, PhD (Associate Supervisor): The information experience of new mothers in social media: A grounded theory study.
  • Tashi Gyeltshen, 2015, PhD, (Associate supervisor): The nature of academic leadership at the colleges of the Royal University of Bhutan.
  • Katherine Howard, 2015, PhD (Associate Supervisor): Educating cultural heritage information professionals for Australia's galleries, libraries, archives and museums: A grounded Delphi study.
  • Nicole Johnston, 2014, PhD (Associate supervisor): Understanding the information literacy experiences of EFL (English as a Foreign Language) students.
  • Ann Gillespie, 2013, PhD (Associate supervisor): Untangling the evidence: Teacher librarians and evidence based practice.
  • Sonal Nakar, 2013, MEd Research (Principal supervisor): Understanding VET teachers' dilemmas in providing quality education to international students in Brisbane.
  • Yaxing Zhang, 2012, PhD (Associate Supervisor): Principals’ and teacher leaders’ perceptions of their role and interaction under current Chinese reform: A case study in Shandong province. Education Faculty thesis award recipient.
  • Li Wang, 2010, PhD (Associate Supervisor) - Integrating information literacy into higher education curricula: An information literacy curricular integration model.
  • Xiong Xang, 2008, MEd Research (Associate Supervisor):An investigation of the use of CALL by college English teachers: Perspectives in a Chinese normal university.

Scholarship of teaching: My research in the areas of informed learning, connected learning, charrette as pedagogy, and international student experience informs my teaching. It also underpinned my Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence program at Colorado University Denver, USA in 2010. Relevant publications include:

Bruce & Hughes (2010) 'Informed learning: A pedagogical construct attending simultaneously to information use and learning'

Hughes & Bruce (2013) 'International students' experiences of informed learning: A pedagogical case study'.

Hughes, Foth & Mallan (2019) 'Social living labs for informed learning: A conceptual framework of interprofessional education in community healthcare'.

Hughes, Wolf & Fox (2017) 'Informed digital learning through social living labs as participatory methodology'.

Hughes (2021) 'Connected transitioning communities for international students via social media'.

Hughes (2017) 'Charrette: Case study of participatory library space designing in a postgraduate course.

Experience

Selected publications

QUT ePrints

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Selected research projects

Projects listed above are funded by Australian Competitive Grants. Projects funded from other sources are not listed due to confidentiality agreements.