Dr Narelle Lemon is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education where she undertakes research and teaching in Arts education. She currently holds the leadership position of Program Leader Teacher Education (Primary) which sees her leading the curriculum design and implementation as well as academic progress for the undergraduate and postgraduate teacher education courses for those training to become primary school teachers. Narelle’s research agenda is focused on engagement and participation in the areas of teacher capacity building and cultural organisations in galleries, museums and other alternative education settings; social media for professional development including Twitter and Instagram; and women in academia. Narelle is also interested in values education, coping skills, and connections to learning preferences. Narelle joined the team at La Trobe in late June 2013 after working at RMIT for 6 years and previously working in primary and secondary schools in Victoria and interstate. She came across to La Trobe for new challenges and to focus on her research especially in partnerships and engagement with cultural organisations. This move has allowed her to secure successful funding and research projects with National Maritime Museum, State Library of Victoria, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Shepparton Art Museum, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Museum, Immigration Museum, and Castlemaine State Festival. Narelle has been successfully awarded research awards including: La Trobe University Early Career Researcher Excellence Award (2013); Early Career Supervisor with Most Publications Award within the School of Education, RMIT University (2012); and Early Career Researcher International Travel Award from RMIT Research and Innovation (2012). Narelle blogs at http://chatwithrellypops.wordpress.com and tweets as @rellypops.
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