Dr Michael Crowhurst teaches and co-ordinates a number of courses, conducts research and supervises post-graduate students in the School of Education.
Currently I teach mainly into the Masters of Teaching program.
I teach into and co-ordinate:
- TCHE 2679 Thinking About Learning
- TCHE 2680 Young People Education and Society
- TCHE 2665 Humanities Language and Culture
I am interested in pre-service teacher education - social theory - teaching - diversity - learning - social justice - reflective practice - arts-based practice - autoethnography - methods of analysis - (critical, poststructural, social) theory and practice
I currently supervise HDR students.
I am currently working on 2 research projects and towards the completion of 2 books:
- Before Between Beyond (A series of teacher focused research/essays on pedagogical spaces')
- A currently untitled project on the inhabitation of pedagogical spaces deploying arts-based and auto-ethnographic methods.
- I have worked for 10 years as a Secondary School teacher in Australian and in London.
- I have worked for 15 in the Welfare Sector (Melb City Mission; Salvation Army; Family Planning Vic; Headway Vic.
- I have worked as an academic (undertaking various roles) for 21 years.
- I started working in professional fields in 1984 and my involvement in sectors above includes overlaps.
Secondary School Teacher
I have worked as a secondary school teacher (1984 - 1998)
I have worked in various capacities in the welfare sector (1991 - 2005) (Melbourne City Mission (intellectual disabilities focus - direct service provision); Salvation Army (aged care focus - case management, some report writing); Family Planning Victoria (GLBTIQ+ youth focused - state wide project worker, youth worker, community education and training, development of materials); Headway Victoria (ABI focused) - advocacy); Context (Unpaid activist work)
- Sessional Academic 2000 - 2005 (Deakin (tutor); Melbourne (tutor); RMIT (tutor)
- Academic 2006 - ongoing (part time since 2014) - Lecturer (now part time) RMIT University School of Education
- Crowhurst, M.,Emslie, M. (2020). Arts-Based Pathways into Thinking: Troubling Standardization/s, Enticing Multiplicities, Inhabiting Creative Imaginings, Springer, Cham, Switzerland
- Crowhurst, M.,Emslie, M. (2018). Working creatively with stories and learning experiences : engaging with queerly identifying tertiary students, Springer Nature, Cham, Switzerland
- Crowhurst, M.,Faulkner, J. (2018). "This course made me feel guilty to be an Australian": Exterior assemblages and continuing reflections In: Qualitative Research Journal, 18, 67 - 80
- Crowhurst, M.,Patrick, R. (2018). Critical incident sparks critical incident sparks critical incident: an 'aresolutionist' method In: Reflective Practice, 19, 389 - 398
- Crowhurst, M. (2017). Some reflections on working around anger and change for new queers In: Dear Gay , Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Teacher: Letters of Advice to Help You FInd Your Way, IAP - Information Age Publishing, Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
- Crowhurst, M. (2016). Using a critically aesthetic auto-ethnographic reflective methodology to reflect on a queerly identifying preservice teacher's wish to change her allocated professional placement site In: Teaching and Learning: the journal of natural inquiry and reflective practice, 29, 16 - 29
- Crowhurst, M. (2015). Beginning teachers reviewing disastrous lessons: Some themes and responses In: Beginning Teachers: Reviewing Disastrous Lessons, Sense Publishers, Netherlands
- Faulkner, J.,Crowhurst, M. (2015). I was made to feel very discriminated against as an anglo-saxon In: Qualitative Research Journal, 15, 202 - 212
- Crowhurst, M.,Chancellor, B.,Lemon, N. (2015). Documenting a collective arts-based methodology: an approach to working with and through complexity In: Journal of Artistic and Creative Education, 9, 100 - 129
- Faulkner, J.,Crowhurst, M. (2014). So far multicultural that she is racist to Australians: Discomfort as a pedagogy for change In: Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 22, 389 - 403
Michael has co-supervised the following PhD candidates through to successful completion.
- Dr Kristopher Redmond (2020 completion) PhD thesis - Reconceiving a culture of experimentation for teaching relative to early childhood education.
- Dr. Rachel Chapman (2019 completion) PhD thesis - An exploration of early childhood educators' views on children's gender identities.
- Dr. Esmerelda Bamblett (2010 completion) PhD project and exegesis - Gurranyin Borinya (On Eagle's Wings): Effecting Change for Koorie Youth.
Alexandra Ciaffaglione (PhD candidate) working on issues relating to gender, sexuality, masculinity and religious schools.
1 PhD Current Supervisions3 PhD Completions