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Michelle Ludecke has a reputation for bringing people together to create transformative experiences for researchers, teacher educators, pre-service teachers, professional staff and educational stakeholders through her role as lecturer in Teacher Education and The Arts. Her goal is to enhance teachers’ and teacher educators’ understanding of the power of their collegiate practices in shaping not only their own identity and therefore agency, but also the impact they have on learners, colleagues and the teaching profession.

Michelle leads the national space in arts-based methods to explore key issues concerning the transitions in teaching. These issues include the increase in ‘testing teachers’ in their transition to teaching, the impact of increasing casualisation of the teaching profession, retention of beginning teachers upon entering the profession, mentoring in the teaching profession, the formation and transformation of teachers’ professional identity, and the embodiment of teaching practices. Her work is recognised by the Victorian Institute of Teaching, Australian Education Unions, Principals’ Associations, and leading educational researchers from Australia and overseas.

Michelle is available for comment on teacher transitions and "classroom ready" graduate teachers.

Examples of her work can be accessed at the following sites:

The First Time: http://tiny.cc/the-first-time

Dancing the Data: http://tiny.cc/dancing_the_data

maelstrom: http://tiny.cc/maelstrom

Research interests

Arts-based (Dance & Drama) Research; Transition to Teaching; Teacher Education; Transforming teaching and learning

Monash teaching commitment

Transition to the Teaching Profession

Teacher Performance Assessment

Performing Arts Education


Research area keywords

  • arts-based research
  • Drama
  • Dance
  • Teacher Identity
  • Transition to practice
  • Teacher Education

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Research Output

Embodied dispositions towards learning: reading students’ embodied practice

Sato, M., Ludecke, M. & Saito, E., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Teachers and teaching: theory and practice. 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Practice what you preach: research-based theatre as a method to investigate drama teacher professional identity

McConville, K. & Ludecke, M., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : N J Drama Australia Journal. 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Coaching relationship breakdown: the emotional experience of being dumped

Ludecke, M., Rady, D., Rutherford, S. & Sawatzki, C., 2018. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Open Access