Scott Hughes




Ph.D., Queen’s University
M.Ed., University of British Columbia
B.Ed., Queen’s University
B.Mus., The University of Western Ontario

Position: Assistant Professor

Office: EL3423 N
Phone : 403.440.6341
email: shughes@mtroyal.ca

Scott Hughes holds a PhD in Curriculum Studies from Queen’s University, an MEd in Curriculum and Pedagogy from The University of British Columbia, a BEd in Elementary Education with a focus on Early Primary Education from Queen’s University, and a BMus from Western University. Scott studies the pedagogical and practical conditions that promote children’s happiness and flourishing at school and in learning. He is curious about teacher’s habits of mind and heart that lead to strong pedagogy, and is inspired by lessons to be learned from rich approaches to education and schooling such as Froebel, Waldorf, Montessori, Reggio, and Soka Education. He teaches undergraduate education courses in Music Curriculum and Instruction, and Children’s Language Development and Literacy. As a Graduate Teaching Fellow at Queen’s University, Scott taught Early Primary Education, Music Curriculum, and Theory and Professional Practice. Scott seeks ways to integrate a rhythm of theory, philosophy, and practice, along with playful and embodied learning experiences, into each class. Scott’s scholarship and teaching practice is informed by over 20 years as a public educator with the Vancouver School Board. He worked as a student support worker promoting the inclusion of children with exceptionalities in enrolling classrooms, taught as a K–7 music specialist, and taught as a K–2 classroom teacher.