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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 transitions in teaching. These issues include the increase of ‘testing teachers’ in their transition to beginning teaching, the impact of increasing casualisation on 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) Educational Research; Transition to Teaching; Teacher Education; Transforming teaching and learning; Teacher readiness

Monash teaching commitment

Transition to the Teaching Profession

Teacher Performance Assessment

Performing Arts Education


Supervision interests

Michelle is currently not accepting HDR supervision requests. She may be in a position to take full time PhD candidates from March 2024.

Research area keywords

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


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