Dr Nataša LackovicLecturer
My name in the original spelling is: Nataša (Lacković) – pronounced just like “Natasha” in English.
I am a Co-Director of Lancaster University's comics and graphic novels network CGN ReOPeN: http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/reopen/
I am passionate about three main research themes:
1) pictorial images, art and artefact based research and practices in general and higher education, addressing educational and wider community needs; particular interest: photographs, graphic novels/comics, illustrations and street art.
2) multimodality and semiotics of teacher-student practice and research methods in higher education, cross-fertilised with selected theoretical lenses, such as critical and emerging learning theories, and
3) student/teacher/societal well-being, creativity and empowerment.
My interests also include:
- "University-Creative Industry/Independent Artistic Associations-Community" links and collaboration, such as projects with comic artists
- Critical views on graduate employability; graduate employability paradigm shift
- Multiculturality and (im)migration, intercultural competencies, fluid identities, and critical exploirations on how those relate to HE "internationalisation" and "globalization"
- Student-created (multimodal) resources and artistic acts for new conceptualisations/theorisation of learning in general and HE in particular
I teach on the entirely online Doctoral Programme in Higher Education Research, Evaluation and Enhancement (HEREE) and convene the module ED.S842: Enhancing Learning Teaching and Assessment at University.
Before coming to Lancaster, I spent four years at the University of Nottingham, exploring the role of digital pictures in HE teaching-learning applied via a design-based research approach (my PhD). Publications from this PhD thesis are on their way. At Nottingham, I was also working as Teaching Assistant for master's degree courses and on various research projects to supplement my international fees. Therefore, I engaged in various projects tackling education with 3D heritage artefacts, new conceptualisations of graduate employability, the role of microblogging (Twitter) in HE, and Black and Ethnic Minority students’ achievement, among other projects. Prior to Nottingham, I did my MA at the Institute of Education/UCL, London, exploring the role of language and literature textbooks’ images (alongside literature excerpts) relating to critical theories of national identity formation. I began my career as an English teacher (5 years of teaching experience), having completed a BA in English Studies (Language and Literature) at the University of Belgrade, Serbia.
PhD Supervision Interests
I am interested in supervising PhD students with the interests aligned with the ones mentioned in this profile.
Do pictures ‘tell’ a thousand words in lectures?: how lecturers vocalise photographs in their presentations
Hallewell, M., Lackovic, N. 08/2017 In: Higher Education Research and Development. 36, 6, p. 1166-1180. 15 p.
Being knowledge, power and profession subordinates: students' perceptions of Twitter for learning
Lackovic, N., Kerry, R., Lowe, R., Lowe, T. 04/2017 In: Internet and Higher Education. 33, p. 41-48. 8 p.
MultiMAP: exploring multimodal artefact pedagogy in digital higher education
Lackovic, N. 1/03/2016 In: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Designs for Learning. Aalborg, Denmark : Aalborg Universitet København p. 148-162. 15 p.
Images of educational practice: how school websites represent digital learning
Crook, C., Lackovic, N. 2016 In: Handbook on digital learning for K-12 schools. Springer p. 75-90. 16 p.
How 3D objects and pictures of heritage can connect children worldwide
Lackovic, N. 8/09/2015
Imagining technology-enhanced learning with heritage artefacts: teacher-perceived potential of 2D and 3D heritage site visualisations
Lackovic, N., Crook, C., Cobb, S., Shalloe, S., D'Cruz, M. 30/06/2015 In: Educational Research. 57, 3, p. 331-351. 21 p.
3D printing in education: a framework for learning with 3D artefacts
Lackovic, N. 2015 In: 14th Conference on rapid design, prototyping and manufacturing proceedings. p. 109-119. 11 p.
Creativity in TEL
Lackovic, N., Kelle, S. 2014 International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning 4 p.
The contested curriculum: academic learning and employability in higher education
Speight, S., Lackovic, N., Cooker, L. 15/01/2013 In: Tertiary Education and Management. 19, 2, p. 112-126. 15 p.
Designs for learning and image-based conceptual inquiry: a DBR research project
Lackovic, N., Crook, C. 25/04/2012 In: Designs for Learning 2012 . Copenhagen, Denmark : Aalborg Universitet København p. 47-48. 2 p. Electronic ISBN: 9788799532803.
Stakeholder attitudes towards employability in a Sino-British university
Speight, S., Lackovic, N., Cooker, L. 2012 In: Journal of Teaching and Learning for Graduate Employability. 3, 1
Beyond the surface: image affordances in language textbooks that affect National Identity Formation (NIF)
Lackovic, N. 2010 In: Mapping minds. Inter-disciplinary Press p. 53-65. 13 p.
Creating and reading images: towards a communication framework for Higher Education learning
Lackovic, N. 2010 In: Seminar.net. 6, 1
The Comic Project
01/01/2017 → 31/08/2017
The Comics Project
Association for Visual Pedagogies annual conference (Event)
Membership of committee
The Dukes, Lancaster
Multimodal Methodologies in Education: Dealing with visual and digital data
Participation in workshop, seminar, course
MultiMAP: Exploring MultiModal Artefact Pedagogy in digital Higher Education
Participation in conference
International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning (Journal)
"Andrew Hendry Postgraduate Scholarship"
“Postgraduate Teaching Assistant Award”
- Centre for Higher Education Research and Evaluation
- Centre for Social Justice and Wellbeing in Education
- Centre for Technology Enhanced Learning