Madel Joubert

Senior Lecturer and Academic Librarian

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I have worked in a natural history museum as a fossil preparator, photographer and research assistant and in marketing and student recruitment.  I have also  taught learners ranging from 3-years to 65-years of age in formal and informal environments for 20 years: in a Montessori pre-school, a discovery room in a natural history museum, the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town, schools in South Korea, primary and high schools in South Africa and in Bloomsbury Institute.


I am fascinated by how people learn.  Teaching and learning are complex activities, but I relish the challenge of creating environments where people can overcome barriers, experience ‘aha moments’, develop skills and have fun.  I love gardening, hanging out with my friends, family and cats and ‘playing tourist’ in the UK.  I am fascinated by neurodiversity, marine invertebrates and cartilaginous fish and like listening to Mozart operas, cycling and reading.

Qualifications, affiliations and memberships

  • PGCE, MA in Effective Learning
  • Member: BERA (British Educational Research Association)
  • Research: I am doing research into Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).