Dr Loretta Bowshall-Freeman


College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

place Bedford Park

Dr Loretta Bowshall-Freeman is a lecturer, researcher, and supervisor for post-graduate research at the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work, Flinders University. She has supervised and mentored initial teacher education pre-service teachers in the Public, Catholic, and Independent school systems for over twenty years and has written and facilitated mentoring programs for teachers. Research interests focus on initial teacher education, with particular reference to the professional experience placement and education policy, mentoring and supervision, education assessment and evaluation, teacher professional development, and leadership in education.


PhD; CHEdPhil; MEdSt; GCEd; BPEdSt; BMus(NEW); DipMus; MIMT; ACMA; MACE.

Honours, awards and grants

Golden Key International Honor Society Award.

FLAME Award National Finalist (2007) - Leadership in music education.

Key responsibilities

Lecturer in Education (Initial Teacher Education).

Research in Education.

Topic Coordination.

Teaching interests

The Professional Experience Placement (practicum); assessment and evaluation; cross-curriculum delivery; transdisciplinary approaches.

Topic coordinator
EDUC4820 The Professional Educator
EDUC9401 Teacher as Researcher
EDUC4742 Professional Experience
EDUC9308 Professional Experience
Topic lecturer
EDUC9401 Teacher as Researcher
Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: Education (-1)
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Education - Policy
Education - Teaching
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