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

Teaching responsibilities

Bachelor of Education

Master of Teaching (Primary)

Unit convenor

Professional membership

Areas of expertise

  • Creativity
  • Literacy
  • The Arts – Music Education

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