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Lexi Lasczik



Faculty of Education

07 55893132
Gold Coast Campus, C5.26, Gold Coast
Alexandra Lasczik


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Alexandra Lasczik is Professor, Arts & Education, in the Faculty of Education at Southern Cross University, Australia. She is currently Research co-Leader of the Sustainability, Environment and the Arts in Education Research Cluster [SEAE]. Lexi is an expert educator with 40 years' experience in the Visual Arts. She is also a practicing artist whose chosen mediums are painting, photography, poetry, walking and creative writing.


Travel, movement and migrations are large themes in Lexi's work, as are the Arts and Arts-based Educational Research [ABER], particularly A/r/tography. Lexi is an Artivist, committed to equity and social justice, and her spirited advocacy of a high quality Arts education for all spans across her entire career. She has been awarded Southern Cross University's Faculty of Education Researcher of the Year, twice (2015 & 2018) and Faculty of Education HDR Supervisor of the Year (2021). As former Research Leader of the CreArE research group and now Research co-Leader of SEAE, she has actively built an expansive team of Arts and education higher degree students, located within SEAE. Consequently, SCU is known internationally as a lively and innovative hub for arts-based educational research, with a particular emphasis on Walkography, A/r/tography and C/a/r/tography.


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 the engagement of at-risk youth through the Arts. Alexandra brings this extensive experience and depth of understanding of the sector to her influential work in teacher education at Southern Cross University. 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 also won the SCU Vice Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (2012).


  • Associate Dean Research & Director HDR, Faculty of Education, Southern Cross University (2019-2022)
  • Founder and Leader, Creativity, Arts & Education Research Group (CreArE), Southern Cross University, 2014-2018
  • Research Co-Leader and Co-Founder, Sustainability, the Environment and the Arts in Education Research Cluster (SEAE), Southern Cross University, 2018-ongoing
  • World Councillor for the International Society of Education through Art [InSEA] (2014-2017)
  • Chair of the Arts-Based Educational Research Special Interest Group [ABER SIG] for the American Educational Research Association [AERA] (2017-2019)
  • Past Chair of the ABER SIG (2019-2021)
  • Program Chair of the ABER SIG (2015-2017)
  • Editor, book series: Palgrave Studies in Movement across Education, the Arts and the Social Sciences (Palgrave Macmillan)

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