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About Associate Professor Alexandra Lasczik (formerly Cutcher)

Alexandra Lasczik (formerly Cutcher), is Associate Professor, Arts & Education in the School of Education, SOUTHERN CROSS UNIVERSITY, Gold Coast Campus.
She is currently Deputy Dean (Research and HDR) in the School of Education, SCU and Deputy Leader of the Sustainability, Environment and the Arts in Education Research Cluster [SEAE]. She was previously Research Leader and founder of the Creativity, Arts and Education Research Group [CreArE]. Alexandra joined Southern Cross University in July of 2011 as a Lecturer in Arts education, after 25 years in secondary education and 6 years as a sessional tutor. Her passion is preparing secondary teachers for the complex demands of their future profession, most particularly in the discipline of the Visual Arts.
Alexandra brings extensive teaching experience in the Arts in Australia and internationally and is a specialist with respect to the Visual Arts, teaching and learning, creative curriculum design and innovative pedagogies, with particular expertise in classroom management and the engagement of at-risk youth. Alexandra brings this extensive experience and depth of understanding of the sector to her influential work in teacher education at SCU.
She has engaged in many leadership roles since entering her second career in education as a scholar, including as World Councillor for the International Society of Education through Art [InSEA] 2014-2017 and Chair of the Arts-Based Educational Research Special Interest Group [ABER SIG] for the American Educational Research Association [AERA] 2017-2019. She is also Editor of three book series, Studies in Arts-based Educational Research (Springer), Springer Briefs in Arts-based Educational Research (Springer), and Palgrave Studies in Movement across Education, the Arts and the Social Sciences (Palgrave Macmillan).
Alexandra was recognised nationally for her teaching and research in Arts education, most recently as a recipient of a prestigious OLT (Office for Learning and Teaching, Australian Government) Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (2014). She is sought after as an inspirational speaker on panels, symposia and as a visiting scholar in recognition of her growing national and international esteem. In 2016 she was awarded Southern Cross University, School of Education Researcher of the Year, 2015. As research leader of the CreArE research group, she actively built an expansive team of Arts and education higher degree students now located withing SEAE and expanding further. Consequently, SCU is becoming known internationally as a lively and innovative hub for arts-based educational research.
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Present Associate Professor, Arts Education, Southern Cross University School of Education
2009 - 2013 Honorary Associate, University of Sydney

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Honors and Awards

  • 2015 Researcher of the Year, School of Education, Southern Cross University
  • 2014 Office of Learning and Teaching Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning
  • 2012 SCU Vice Chancellor's Citation
  • 2004 NSW Institute of Educational Research Outstanding Dissertation Award

Contact Information

Locked Mail Bag 4
Coolangatta QLD
Australia 4225
Phone: (+61 7) 5589 3132


Journal articles (21)

Books (5)