Dr. Baker-Malungu holds an EdD from Durham University, UK. She is an educator, curriculum designer, researcher and children's book author (https://www.lmalungu.com/). She believes nurturing literacy and love of reading are essential keys to unlocking creativity and the magical path of lifelong learning. Since 1986, she has had the bounty of working with learners in Asia ranging in scope from pre-primary to higher education in Taiwan, Japan, Guangxi, and the Macao SAR. She does not believe the educational experience is limited to a classroom context alone. To meet the needs of diversity in its various forms - individual capacity, learning readiness, socio-economic status, cultural and linguistic adaptability - she's been involved in creating and facilitating dynamic learning experiences designed to empower independent learning.
The secondary moral education curriculum she designed for a school in Macao received recognition from both the International School Services (1997- Princeton, US) and the Macao Department of Education (1998). Dr. Baker-Malungu has served as a curriculum consultant and professional development trainer for in-service teachers of English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI) schools as well as teachers of English as a subject at Chinese Medium of Instruction (CMI) schools. After more than 15 years serving as an academic, educational administrator and curriculum designer for numerous Higher Education Institutions in the region – she has recently taken a leap of faith to embark on a new journey and is presently working to establish an NGO focused on enhancing the true potential of education – to awaken within each student (stakeholders such as teachers, administrator and community members included) understanding of their true power as sovereign creative beings, able to affect positive change in the world for themselves and their communities.
Eddy-U, M., Baker-Malungu, L., & Ip, K.I. (2021, February 19-28). English learning motivation at university: EMI vs. mother tongue programs. [Paper Presentation]. Proceedings of 28th KOTESOL International Conference 2021: Re-envisioning ELT Altogether, All Together, Korea.
Cheung, H.T. & Baker-Malungu, L. (2019, October 27-28). Cultural intelligence (CQ): An essential component of talent retention in hospitality. [Paper Presentation] International Conference on Tourism and Retail Service Management 2019. Tianjin, China.
Baker-Malungu, L. (2017). Developing leaders for a collaborative workforce: The challenge for event management training in higher education. In M. Van Niekerk & U. Couto (Eds). Proceedings of the 4th ICE International Conference on Events. (pp. 104-112). STARS
Tam, N. & Baker-Malungu, L. (2014) Using task-based learning to enhance reading comprehension skills among upper primary students in Macao; A case study undertaken in a Chinese medium school. In The 2014 International Conference on Innovative Language Teaching and Active Learning Proceedings. Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Wenzau Ursuline University of Languages.
Baker-Malungu, L. (2012) The Need for an Epistemological Change in Tertiary Pedagogy to Meet 21st Century Requirements. In GAES (Ed) Proceedings of the Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education. (pp. 64-69)Macao, SAR: Gabinete de Apoio ao Ensino Superior.
Baker-Malungu, L. (2011) Harnessing the power to technology to address a 19th century challenge; moving closer to adopting a universal auxiliary language. Literacy Information and Computer Education Journal (LICEJ), 2(3). pp. 434-438.
Baker-Malungu, L. & Ip, K.I. (2011) Using a Blended-Learning Approach to Buttress Tertiary Students’ Burgeoning Language Skills Development in Asia. In I Candel Torres. L. Gomez Chova, A. Lopez Martinez (Eds). Proceedings of the ICERI2011 International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation. pp. 283-287. Madrid, Spain: International Association of Technology, Education and Development (IATED).
Baker-Malungu, L. (2011) Adopting a Universal Auxiliary Language as a Means to Address Unprecedented 21st Century Challenges. In C. Shoniregun & G. Akmayeva (Eds) Proceedings of the CICE2011Canada International Conference on Education (pp. 489-492). Toronto, Canada: Infonomics Society.
Baker-Malungu, L. & Couto, U.S. (2010) Catering to the Millennial Generation: Enhancing University Campus Culture Virtually. In L. Gomez Chova, D. Marti Belenguer & I. Candel Torres (Eds). Proceedings of the ICERI2010 International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation. pp. 4145-4152. Madrid, Spain: International Association of Technology, Education and Development (IATED).
Baker-Malungu, L. (2010) Collaborative Action Research; A Means for Facilitating Professional Development among Non-Native English Language Teachers in Macao. In C.A. Shoniregun, & G.A. Akmayeva (Eds). Proceedings of the CICE2010 Canadian Conference in Education. (pp. 780-786). Toronto, CA: Infonomics Society.
Baker-Malungu, L (2010) Efficacy of a Professional Development Training Program in Macao to Assist Non-Native English Teachers Foster Learning Motivation in EFL Classrooms [unpublished doctoral dissertation]. University of Durham, Durham, UK.
Baker-Malungu, L. (2000) Implementation of a Communicative Language Acquisition Methodology Using a Consultative Framework: An Action Research Project in the Macao (SAR) [unpublished master’s thesis]. Landegg International University, Wienacht, Switzerland
Johnson, J., Higgins, M., Baker-Malungu, L. (1999) Spiritually-Based Global Curriculum Guide. Alaska US: IEI, Inc.
Baker-Malungu, L., Brown, L. (1997) Secondary Moral Education Curriculum (F1-F6 teacher’s manuals and student’s manuals). Macao: D.S.E.J.