Having studied both a Bachelor of Education and PhD at RMIT, Aleksandra Acker now shares her expertise with students in Early Childhood and Primary Education.
Aleksandra Acker is a lecturer in Early Childhood and Primary Education at RMIT, specialising in Languages and Literacies in Early Childhood; Inclusive Education in Early Childhood; and Music and Movement in Early Childhood.
“I have been very fortunate to collaborate and work with competent, wonderful and supportive people,” says Aleksandra.
She has had a long and rich relationship with RMIT, previously having completed her Bachelor of Education and her Doctor of Philosophy at the university. She also holds a Master of Education.
Aside from lecturing in the School of Education, Aleksandra also supervises Master and PhD students. She has conducted and published a number of studies concerning music and young children. In 2015, Aleksandra and her colleagues published a book with Routledge – Musical Childhoods: Explorations in the pre-school years.
Outside of teaching, Aleksandra is the artistic director and vocalist of musical ensemble Anja & Zlatna. The newly Australian-Serbian group performs traditional and contemporary melodies and sounds from the Balkans and beyond, fused with the structural architecture of baroque. Anja & Zlatna have performed for ABC Sunday Live, humanitarian concerts for the floods in the Balkans and in solidarity with an Iranian asylum seeker.
Aleksandra is a councillor of Music Council Australia, where she represents Early Childhood Music Education. Collaborating with Family Services of Whittlesea Council, Aleksandra conducts workshops for early childhood professionals and families.