DR Alex Bacalja

DR Alex Bacalja

Positions

  • Alex’s research focuses on contemporary literacies, including the digital literacies taught and practiced in school and work environments. (English teaching, literacy, digital literacy, pedagogy, videogames)

Overview

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  • Alex Bacalja is a lecturer in language and literacy, and coordinates the English Method and Literacy subjects within the Master of Teaching (Secondary) program. He has worked for over a decade in secondary schools across Melbourne in both teaching and leadership roles.

    Alex’s research focuses on contemporary literacies, including the digital literacies taught and practiced in school and work environments. His recently published PhD studied the place of video game literacies within the context of subject-English teaching   

Affiliation

Member of

  • Australian Association for the Teaching of English. Council member 2017 -
  • Australian Literacy Educators Association. Member 2017 -
  • Victorian Association for the Teaching of English. Council member 2016 -

Publications

Awards

Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2017
  • GradCert, University of Melbourne 2012
  • MEd, University of Melbourne 2010
  • PGradCert, University of Melbourne 2008
  • BArts, University of Melbourne 2006
  • BTeach, University of Melbourne 2006

Awards and honors

  • MGSE Innovation in Curriculum Award: Master of Clinical Teaching, The University of Melbourne, 2017
  • Melbourne Research Scholarship, The University of Melbourne, 2012
  • Global Mobility Scholarship, The University of Melbourne, 2011

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Supervision

Available for supervision

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