Ligia Pelosi has worked in education for over 20 years, with 11 of those spent in higher education. Her work in primary schools was as a generalist and LOTE teacher, but most extensively as a music specialist. This experience positioned Ligia as a passionate advocate for embedding literacy learning within a creative arts framework, to create a meaningful and authentic language experience for students.
Currently, Ligia shares the role of Course Chair for the Bachelor of Education (P-12). She teaches in the Bachelor of Education (P-12) and the Master of Teaching (Primary). Ligia completed her PhD as a creative project – a novel and exegesis. Her research and writing to date is positioned within qualitative narrative methodologies in the field of literacy and creativity.
Pelosi, L. (2018), Blogging towards understanding: rethinking the notion of data, Qualitative Research Journal
Pelosi, L. (2015), Reaching for the arts in unexpected places: Public pedagogy in the gardens, Australian Journal of Adult Learning, Vol. 55, No. 3, pp. 405-421.
Pelosi, L. (2015), The participant as evolving protagonist, Qualitative Research Journal, Vol. 15, No.2, pp.112 – 120.
Pelosi, L. (2013), ‘Hello old friend: rediscovering oneself through a bricolage of narrative methodologies’, in Vicars, M & McKenna, T (eds.) Discourse, power and resistance down under, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, pp. 121-130.
Pelosi, L. (2012) 'The child, the heart, the arts – The literacy game: high stakes and risk avoidance', Creative Approaches to Research, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 101-113.
2016: ‘Blogging towards understanding: rethinking the notion of data and its analysis’
Language, Literacy and Identity International Conference, Centre for the Study of Literacies – University of Sheffield
2015: ‘Literacy education explored through the lens of fiction writing’
19th European Conference on Literacy: Literacy in the new landscape of communication: research, education and the everyday – ALA Austrian Literacy Association, Klagenfurt
2013: ‘A Minefield of Contradictions: Ethics in narrative research’
Association for Qualitative Research – Melbourne
2012: ‘What happens when creative practices are absent from pedagogical interactions?’
Association for Qualitative Research – Darwin
Bachelor of Education
- AEB2303 - International Teaching and Learning Context
- AEB4110 - Change and Social Justice
- AEB4211 - Joining the Profession
- AEB4250 - Professional Orientation
Master of Teaching (Primary)
- ETP5002 – Language and Literacy in the Primary Years 2
- EED6102 – Joining the Profession and Becoming Critical
- AEB4110 – Change and Social Justice
- AEB4210 – Practice in Partnership
- AEB4211 – Joining the Profession
- AEB4250 – Professional Orientation
Areas of expertise
- The Arts – Music Education