Lina Markauskaite

Associate professor in Learning Sciences, University of Sydney

Lina Markauskaite is an Associate Professor of the Learning Sciences and co-director of the Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation, the University of Sydney, Australia. She received a PhD in informatics (computer sciences) from the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics (Lithuania), in 2000. Before arriving to Australia in 2004, Lina managed ICT implementation and educational change projects; and was the national coordinator of large-scale national and international studies on ICT in schools in Lithuania (such as IEA's study SITES). She also worked in various expert groups for developing national strategies and programs for ICT implementation in Lithuanian education.

Lina's current research spans three related areas: 1) students and teachers’ ICT capabilities; 2) professional learning for complex professional knowledge work; and 3) ICT-enhanced interdisciplinary research methods. Her most recent projects have been mainly concerned with understanding the nature of knowledge work in the professions through analysing the capacities needed to solve novel, complex problems. Her formulated account of so called ‘epistemic fluency’ explains how university students and professionals become skilful at integrating different kinds of knowledge and ways of knowing for working across disciplinary and professional boundaries and crossing traditional theory-practice divides.

Experience

  • –present
    Associate professor, The Learning Sciences

Education

  • 2000 
    Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Computer Sciences