Linda Lorenza

BA(Macquarie), COGE(UNSW), MA(Theatre)(UNSW), GradDipEd(UNE)

PhD candidate

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Keywords

Arts, drama, curriculum, policy, Australian curriculum



Research project description

In 2013 Australian schools will engage with a national curriculum in the Arts. There are considerable implications for both practice and policy. Teachers’ willingness to adopt a new curriculum and adapt to change is often a mitigating factor. This research is focussed on NSW arts teachers’ perceptions of curriculum change from the state curriculum they currently teach, to the incoming Australian Arts curriculum. The research will examine teachers’ understanding of curriculum change in their particular Arts discipline area through qualitative means including the use of in depth interview and document analysis. It is anticipated that the analysis of the collected data will provide a benchmark of NSW teachers’ responses to the incoming Australian Curriculum in the Arts.



Professional and community roles

  • Senior Project Officer, Arts, ACARA



Thesis work

Project title Degree Supervisor
Teachers’ perceptions of change in the Arts curriculum in Australia. PhD Associate Professor Michael Anderson
Teachers’ perceptions of change in the Arts curriculum in Australia. (Co- supervisor) PhD Dr Robyn Gibson