Loretta Bowshall

Ms Loretta Bowshall

Higher Degree by Research Candidate


School of Education

Faculty of Arts

Loretta Bowshall
MEdSt, GradCertEd, BPEdSt, BMus (NEW), DipMus, MIMT, ACMA, MACE
School of Education, Faculty of Arts
The University of Adelaide

Researcher at The University of Adelaide; R-12 Classroom Music Teacher (AC, SACE, IB PYP, IB MYP, IB DP) and SACE Research Project teacher. Experience in mentoring initial teacher education students in the Public, Catholic, and Independent school systems. Written and facilitated mentoring programs for school teachers and presented research papers in Adelaide, interstate, and overseas. Research interests focus on initial teacher education, with particular reference to the professional experience placement; mentoring and supervision; teacher professional development; education assessment and evaluation; education policy.

PhD candidate, School of Education, Faculty of Arts.

Current research: Initial teacher education; professional experience placement.

Supervisors: Dr Margaret Secombe and Dr Grant Rodwell.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2017 - 2018 Lecturer University of Adelaide, Adelaide
    2014 Professional Experience Placement Liaison Officer The University of Adelaide
    2013 PhD candidate The University of Adelaide
    2002 Teacher Catholic, Independent, Public school systems
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2015 Recognition Excellence in Education Worldwide Branding United States
    2013 Award Golden Key International Honour Society The University of Adelaide Australia
    1994 Recognition Member of the Institute of Music Teachers Institute of Music Teachers Australia
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    The University of Adelaide Australia Master of Educational Studies
    University of South Australia Australia Graduate Certificate in Education
    Charles Sturt University Australia Bachelor's Degree, Education
    The University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor's Degree, Music (NEW)
    School of Music, Adelaide Australia Diploma of Music
    School of Music, Adelaide Australia Advanced Certificate in Music Accompanying
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    1994 Member of the Institute of Music Teachers Institute of Music Teachers Australia
    Certificate of Teachers Registration Teachers Registration Board of South Australia Australia
  • Research Interests

  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2017 Bowshall, L. (2017). Two Enduring Trends in Teacher Education Policy: Critique and Response. In SCE 2017: Current Trends in Education. The University of Adelaide.
    2015 Bowshall, L. A. (2015). Sustaining Partnerships in Teacher Education through Centralisation and Marketisation?. In ATEA Conference 2015. Charles Darwin University, Darwin.
    2015 Bowshall, L. A. (2015). Classroom Ready Teachers: Just Policy Change or Substantive Real Change?. In School of Education Research Seminar Series 2015. The University of Adelaide.
    2014 Bowshall, L. A. (2014). Return to Scientific Management and Its Influence on Teacher Education. In Teacher Education: An Audit. Building a platform for future engagement. Australian Catholic University, North Sydney.
  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2017 Bowshall, L. (2017). Practicum and Initial Teacher Education: Wicked Problems?. Poster session presented at the meeting of School of Education September Research Seminar 2017. The University of Adelaide.
  • Theses

    Year Citation
    2012 Bowshall, L. A. (2012). The Impact of Performance Opportunities within Secondary Instrumental Music Programs: A Qualitative Study.

Bachelor of Teaching and Master of Teaching: Classroom Music Curriculum & Methodology; Instrumental Music Curriculum & Methodology.

IB Diploma Music.

SACE Stage 1 Music; SACE Stage 2 Music; SACE Research Project.

  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Improving Student Engagement in School Music Ensemble Programs The University of Adelaide Master of Teaching Master Matthew John Oulton
    2018 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Establishing the best practice for promoting continued enrolment in school music programs while maintaining high performance outcomes in the transition between primary and secondary school music education The University of Adelaide Master of Teaching Master Janna Romeo
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2018 - ongoing Member Australian College of Educators Australia
    2014 - ongoing Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA)
    2013 - ongoing Music Ednet
    2013 - ongoing Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)
    2011 - ongoing Australian Society for Music Education
  • Position: Lecturer
  • Phone: 83134164
  • Email: loretta.bowshall@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 3604
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Nexus 10 Tower, floor 8
  • Room: 8 11
  • Org Unit: School of Education

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