Mandy Lupton is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Education. She coordinates and teaches units in the Master of Education Teacher-Librarianship course. Mandy has worked in a range of educational settings in roles such as
•secondary school music teacher
•lecturer in higher education.
She taught at several government schools in Canberra, and has worked as an academic at the University of Canberra, Australian National University, and Griffith University. She joined QUT in January, 2008. Mandy’s achievements include:
•2013: Transformational Teaching Fellow
•2012: Vice Chancellor’s Performance Award
•2011: Faculty of Education Teaching Excellence Award
•2003: Member of the team awarded the Australian Award for University Teaching for an innovative and practical approach to team teaching in large, first year classes.
•2000: Awarded the Australian Library and Information Association ACT award for the most outstanding academic achievement in the Graduate Diploma of Library and Information Studies (University of Canberra graduating class).
Mandy is interested in the way people use information to learn. She has investigated university students’ experiences of using information to complete assignments in environmental studies, music and tax law. Mandy’s research and teaching is based on phenomenography as a research approach, curriculum approach and as a way of understanding variation in learning. Her current research interests include inquiry learning pedagogy and curriculum design and use of social media and Web 2.0 in teaching and learning.
Teaching ‘in the wild’. Connected learning in higher education
Inquiry learning and information literacy. Ideas and musings