Section: Overview
Overview
Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching
Career

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Narrative approaches in Qualitative Inquiry
  • Fiction as research
  • Ethnography
  • Early literacy and primary education
  • Creativity and learning

Available to supervise research students

Available for media queries

About Ligia Pelosi

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.

Ligia is currently involved in the National Exceptional teachers for Disadvantaged Schools (NETDS) research project, which is funded by the Department of Education and Training, Victoria. The project involves placing high-achieving pre-service teachers (PSTs) in schools serving diverse and disadvantaged communities. The program provides a shared focus for PSTs to share experiences, ideas and strategies, thus supporting them to become effective and resilient teachers, and helping them to build their confidence and motivation to continue to take on the challenges of teaching in diverse and disadvantaged communities after graduation. This project is relevant to Ligia's research interests in the impact of neoliberalism on schooling, which affects the wellbeing and achievements of not only students but teachers.

Qualifications

  • PhD, VicUni, Australia, 2017
  • MEd, RMIT, Australia, 1994
  • GradDip (Ed Studies), Phillip Institute, Australia, 1991
  • B.Ed, Phillip Institute, Australia, 1987
  • DipTeach, Phillip Institute, Australia, 1983

Key publications

Year Citation
2013 . (130101). Discourse, Power, and Resistance Down Under SensePublishers.

doi: 10.1007/978-94-6209-509-0

2013 Pelosi, L. (130101). Hello old friend: Rediscovering oneself through a bricolage of narrative methodologies (pp. 121-130). Sense Publishers.

Year Citation
2018 Pelosi, L. (181112). Blogging towards understanding: rethinking the notion of data. Qualitative Research Journal, 18(4), (371-382).

doi: 10.1108/QRJ-D-18-00012

2015 Pelosi, L. (150101). Reaching for the arts in unexpected places: Public pedagogy in the gardens. Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 55(3), (408-422).
2015 Pelosi, L. (150101). The participant as evolving protagonist. QUALITATIVE RESEARCH JOURNAL, 15(2), (112-120).

doi: 10.1108/QRJ-01-2015-0003

2012 Pelosi, L. (120101). The child, the heart, the arts--The literacy game: stakes and risk avoidance. Creative Approaches to Research, 5(3), (101-113).

Research funding for the past 5 years

Please note:

  • Funding is ordered by the year the project commenced and may continue over several years.
  • Funding amounts for contact research are not disclosed to maintain commercial confidentiality.
  • The order of investigators is not indicative of the role they played in the research project.

National Exceptional Teachers for Disadvantaged Schools (NETDS)
From: Department of Education and Training, Victoria
Investigators: Aspr Marcelle Cacciattolo, Dr Michael Hallpike
For period: 2017-2019
Not disclosed

Supervision of research students at VU

Available to supervise research students

Available for media queries

Currently supervised research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
2 PhD Associate supervisor
1 PhD Principal supervisor

Currently supervised research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (2) Associate supervisor
PhD (1) Principal supervisor

Teaching activities & experience

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 courses (EMPE: Primary and EMES: Secondary).

Ligia is the unit convenor for EBED (Bachelor of Education P-12) Year 4 units:

  • EEC4101 - Curriculum, assessment and reporting
  • EEC4102 - Literacy across the continuum 2
  • EEC4201 - Implementation of primary specialisation
  • EEC4103 - Entering the profession
  • EEC4107 - Teaching practicum

Key academic roles

Dates Role Department / Organisation
Jan 2017 - Dec 2019
Course Chair (shared role) Bachelor of Education P-12 (EBED)
Victoria University
Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Jan 2017 -
Dec 2019
Course Chair (shared role) Bachelor of Education P-12 (EBED)
Victoria University

Professional memberships

  • General member, ALEA - Australian Literacy Educators' Association

Media appearances

11th July 2018

Learning through the transitions in school: Early years to university and beyond

Domain Review Article with a focus on school readiness for students entering both primary and secondary school.