The first time

Ludecke, Michelle 2014, The first time, The University of Melbourne, 2014/7/2 - 2014/7/4, Melbourne Australia, University of Melbourne.

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Title The first time
Creator(s) Ludecke, Michelle
Conference, exhibition or event name Artistry, Performance and Scholarly Inquiry (APSI) Symposium
Conference, exhibition or event location The University of Melbourne
Conference, exhibition or event dates 2014/7/2 - 2014/7/4
Publication date 2014
Description of resource Video footage of the Invited Symposium. Introduction by George Belliveau & Christine Sinclair. Discussants Rita Irwin & John O'Toole.
Publisher University of Melbourne
Place of publication Melbourne Australia
Summary 'The First Time' employs performed research to investigate the 'firsts' of twelve first year teachers in Victorian schools. Based on interview data generated over the period of a year, the performance highlights 'firsts' as epiphanic or revelatory moments of professional identity transformation. The performance is crafted to reflect the fluid and unpredictable nature of teachers' professional identity. 'The First Time' uses only the words of the teachers, and is performed by teachers - including first year teachers. It reveals the destabilising effects of contextual factors on teachers' professional identity. Status and belonging are positioned within survival, liminal, and hegemonic discourses, and expressed through artefacts as symbols of belonging. The low status ascribed to contractual work underpins beginning teachers' commitment to the profession. The premier performance ( was initially devised to analyse the interview data through the process of scripting, rehearsal, and performance. This version sees the addition of a concluding dance work, which reflects the results of the research. The voices of the participants from their interview recordings shape the dance work.Performed by: Melissa Learmonth, Beaux Glenn, Arna Pletes, Krystal Holzer, Ashlea Thompson, Tom Ellis, Lauren Wallis, Fiona McGrath, and Claire Hesse.
Language eng
Field of Research 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category J2 Minor original creative works
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