Dr Nataša Lackovic


Research Overview

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

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.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

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.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

How 3D objects and pictures of heritage can connect children worldwide
Lackovic, N. 8/09/2015
Other contribution

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.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

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.
Conference contribution

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
Journal article

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.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Creating and reading images: towards a communication framework for Higher Education learning
Lackovic, N. 2010 In: Seminar.net. 6, 1
Journal article