Tina Zubovic

Tina Zubovic

Tina Zubovic

Lecturer in Dance Education

Background

I joined the Faculty of Education in October 2017 and teach across a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and professional programmes. Prior to working in the field of education, I danced professionally with the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb and Rijeka. For the past ten years, I was the Head of the Ballet Department, mentor teacher, and choreographer at the School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance Vezica, Rijeka. During that time, I was also teaching ballet company classes at the Croatian National Theatre in Rijeka. As a Lecturer in Dance Studies, I provide supervision for trainee teachers on professional placements; I am supervising and tutoring student dissertations and research projects; setting, marking and monitoring module assignments in ballet education, dance education, teaching and training, and I am engaged in technology-enabled learning developments to enhance learning and teaching initiatives. I am also responsible for teaching selected academic and practical modules in teacher education and training across Faculty of Education’s university-validated and professional award programmes of the RAD.

Qualifications

PhD candidate in E-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning at Lancaster University
MTeach (Dance), BA (Hons) Ballet Teacher, BA Classical Ballet

Teaching and management

Tina teaches across the following programmes:

  • BA (Hons) Ballet Education
  • BA (Hons) Dance Education
  • MA in Education (Dance Teaching)
  • Professional Dancers’ Teaching Diploma
  • Professional Dancers’ Postgraduate Teaching Certificate
  • BA(Hons) Dance Education Level 5 Coordinator
  • Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies
  • Professional Dancers’ Postgraduate Teaching Diploma Certificate

Research interests and projects

I am currently undertaking a fully funded PhD programme in E-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning at the Lancaster University, UK. My research interests include ballet teaching and learning across sectors; Long-term research interests include student-centred learning, democratic pedagogy, technology-enhanced learning, VLEs, and hybrid classroom.

Professional activities

Membership(s):

  • Member: Croatian Society of Professional Ballet Artists (HDPBU)
  • Member: Croatian Society of Music and Dance Teachers (HDGPP)
  • Member: RAD (Royal Academy of Dance)
  • Member: OneDance UK
  • Member: Croatian Dance Sport Federation

11 /2017 Jury member of the Croatian Theatre Awards 2017 in the category for Ballet
05/2016 Jury member of the 1st International Competition for Ballet “Balance 2016” in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Hercegovina
10 /2015 Jury member of the Croatian Theatre Awards 2015 in the category for Ballet
6 /2006 Jury member for the 1st Croatian Competition of Young Ballet Dancers “Mia Corak Slavenska”

Publications

Zubovic, Tina (2019) Unlocking the third space in a global world: The intersection of technology-enhanced learning, intercultural competencies and ballet education has been published in Dance, Movement & Spiritualities, Volume 5 Number 2. https://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/intellect/dmas/2018/00000005/00000002
Zubovic, T. (2016). ‘Review of ‘Mia Slavenska’ Symposium, Croatia, February 19-20, 2016’ Focus on Education, Issue 15 (July 2016).
Zubovic, T. (2016). ‘Personal interview with Kate Foley: My experience of Slavenska’s pedagogical work.’ Interdisciplinary Symposium Mia Corak Slavenska, February 2016, Osijek, Croatia. Conference Proceedings Series. Academy of Arts in Osijek, 2016.
Zubovic, T. (2016). ‘Paradigmatic Shifts in Pre-Vocational Ballet Education: Moving Away from Traditional Pedagogies Towards a Democratic, Student-centred Learning, Teaching, and Assessment Practice.’ Focus on Education, Issue 14 (March 2016).
Zubovic, T. (2015). ‘Encouraging the acquisition of transferable lifelong learning skills in a pre-vocational ballet classroom.’ The Future of Education, Conference Proceedings 2015. Florence, Italy: Libreriauniversitaria.it.
Zubovic, T. (2014). “Bridging the gap between traditional and hybrid approaches to ballet teaching: A critical investigation into the educational impact of democratically-oriented and student-centered pedagogy in the pre-vocational ballet classroom.” 2nd International Dance Pedagogy Conference Proceedings Papers. Ljubljana, Slovenia: JSKD, 73-83

Conference presentations

2017
‘Students’ ePortfolio in classical ballet’. Speaker at the New Technologies in Education 2017 Conference by British Council, 09-11 February 2017, Belgrade, Serbia.

2016
“Mathematics and Dance”. Speaker at the 13th ICIE (The International Centre for Innovation in Education) conference on Excellence in Education & Psychology: Creativity – Innovation – Latest Development in Research & Practices. 18-21 May 2016, Rijeka, Croatia.
Personal interview with Kate Foley: My experience of Slavenska’s pedagogical work. Speaker at the Interdisciplinary Art and Science symposium Mia Corak Slavenska, 19-20 February 2016. The Academy of Arts (UAOS) Osijek, Croatia.

2015
‘Flipped learning model: A new approach to ballet instruction at pre-vocational level’. Invited speaker at the Education Technology Exhibition BETT 2015, ExCel Centre, London, United Kingdom.
‘At the intersection of dance and technology’. Invited speaker at Apple in Education symposium. iStyle Croatia and University Baltazar, 27 March 2015, Zagreb, Croatia.
‘At the intersection of dance and technology’. Invited speaker at 2nd CARNet (Croatian Academic and Research Network) Symposium: New Technologies in Education, 23-25 April 2015, Split, Croatia.

2014
‘Bridging the gap between traditional and hybrid approaches to ballet teaching: A critical investigation into the educational impact of democratically-oriented and student-centered pedagogy in the pre-vocational ballet classroom.’ Speaker at the 2nd International Dance Pedagogy Conference, 10-12 October 2014, Velenje, Slovenia.

Contact

t: 020 7326 8917
e: tzubovic@rad.org.uk