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Katie Hughes

Associate Director Learning, Teaching and Innovation
Monash College

Katie Hughes is the President of the Australian Sociological Association (TASA) and the Associate Director of Learning, Teaching and Innovation at Monash College, Melbourne. She has had a career-long passion for socially-inclusive higher education, and has published widely in this field. She is particularly interested in transition pedagogies for Higher Education.

Biography

Katie Hughes' interest in transition education and high-engagement pedagogies has been in place through her career. She initially taught basic literacy, and Sociology for the Open University in the United Kingdom. After moving to Australia, she worked for a new university serving one of the most educationally disadvantaged areas of Melbourne. There she taught social sciences before becoming Associate Director of Learning and Teaching, Associate Professor (Socially Inclusive Education) and  Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor (Social Inclusion). She is currently Associate Director of Learning, Teaching and Innovation at Monash College - a leader in transition education.

She has published a number of social science texts designed for first in family students at new universities: 'Australian Sociology: A Changing Society' is now in its fourth edition.

She is the President of the Australian Sociological Association (TASA) and a board member of the Council of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS)

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Associate Professor Hughes has published widely on the ways in which universities might better meet the needs of first in family students entering universities through developing both structures of support, and through the use of innovative face to face pedagogies which engage students in becoming collaborative learners capable of high levels of critical thinking.

    She has provided strategic advice about the development of these practices, and taught staff to use them, at the University of Auckland, Victoria University, RMIT University, Edith Cowan University and the Australian Catholic University.

Personal Interests

    Current affairs, 'Scandinoir' detective fiction, travelling, Australian Rules football (watching not playing!), walking dogs and gardening.

Websites

Books

Featured Title
 Featured Title - Encouraging Diversity in Higher Education, Hughes - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

International Journal for Academic Development

Outsourcing Academic Development in Higher Education


Published: Sep 17, 2016 by International Journal for Academic Development
Authors: Dickson, K., Hughes, K. and Stephens, B.W
Subjects: Education

As professional development in Higher Education becomes increasingly outsourced, this article explores the perceptions of academic staff to this trend, and their experiences of one such international company.

Higher Education Research and Development

Health Inclusive Higher Education


Published: Sep 17, 2015 by Higher Education Research and Development
Authors: Hughes, K., Corcoran, T. & Slee, R
Subjects: Education

This article reports on the experiences of students with self-declared disabilities and chronic illnesses and their experiences of managing Higher Education.

International Journal of Inclusive Education

The Social Inclusion Meme in Higher Education: Are Universities Doing Enough?


Published: Sep 17, 2015 by International Journal of Inclusive Education
Authors: Hughes, K
Subjects: Education

Exploring the massification of Higher Education, this article discusses the ways in which widening participation has been approached by universities with different international ranking.

International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education

The Use of Explicit Teaching Strategies for Academic Staff and Students


Published: Sep 17, 2014 by International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education
Authors: Tangalakis, K, Hughes, K., Brown, C. & Dickson, K.
Subjects: Education

This article discusses the ways in which explicit pedagogies promote student success and staff satisfaction in science foundation subjects

Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice

Strengthening the Intersections Between Secondary and Tertiary Education


Published: Sep 17, 2014 by Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice
Authors: Hughes, K. & Brown, C
Subjects: Education

This article examines a framework from the OECD designed to strengthen schools in disadvantaged areas, with disadvantaged students in order that they complete secondary schooling and proceed to tertiary education.

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Example of a pedagogy workshop

Published: Sep 17, 2016

This offers an example of a workshop where the pedagogies discussed in 'Encouraging Diversity in Higher Education' are modelled to academic staff.