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Sabine Ludewig


Contact Staff

  • Title: Doctor
  • Position: Adjunct Lecturer - Department of Marketing and Management
  • Unit Name:

    HRM317: Change Management and Sustainability

Contact Details

Areas of Expertise

  • Critical thinking and analysis
  • Critical thinking and sustainability
  • Research methods/HDR skills
  • Management and sustainability
  • Leadership
  • Epistemology and Hermeneutics
  • Communication (academic, professional, organisational)
  • Critical Literacy 
  • Student Internationalisation


Sabine Ludewig is an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Marketing and Management in the Faculty of Business and Economics at Macquarie University, where she teaches Change Management and Sustainability.

As regular recipient of the University of Sydney Business School's Dean's Citation for 'Excellence in Teaching' and with a national recognition (ALTC)  for 'Outstanding contributions to student learning',  Sabine feels passionate about teaching. She has taken on coordination and leadership roles in the design and implementation  of large culturally diverse under and postgraduate units including  the Master of Commerce Program at the University of Sydney.  Her principle areas of research are Communication,  Hermeneutics and Critical Thinking.  She is currently engaged in a collaborative project using survey evidence to identify the influence of teaching critical thinking in business on the language performance of  NESB students.  

Sabine holds a BA and MA equivalent from the University of Hildesheim in Germany and a PhD from the University of Sydney where she was a DAAD (German Academic Exchange) scholar and recipient of an APRA (Australian Postgraduate Research Award) scholarship. Her first language is German and she is a certified translator in French as well as a qualified ESL and German teacher.

Professional Certifications:

  • Australian Postgraduate Research Award (APRA) with The University of Sydney
  • European/Australian Award Program (DAAD) with Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (German Academic Exchange)


journal toggle icon open Refereed Journal Articles

  • Ludewig, S, 2012 'Critical Pedagogy and Hermeneutics: Theory, Method, Means', Educational Theory, University of Illinois, Blackwell Publishing (under consideration)
  • Ludewig, S, 2012 Critical inquiry as investigation into communities of practice

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  • Ludewig, S., 2001/2001 'Benchmarking in Systemic Schools in NSW', Department of Education
  • Ludewig, S., 2000, 'Processes of Parent Choice in NSW Government Schools, Literature Review, Large Grant Application (headed by Prof Peter Cuttance), Department of Education/The University of Sydney: 1998-2000
  • Ludewig, 1999, 'National Study into Assessment and Reporting Strategies in Governmental and Non-Governmental Schools (headed by Prof Peter Cuttance), University of Sydney: 1998-1999
  • Ludewig S 1998 'Computer Assisted Teaching and the Development of Character', Research report for the Max Planck Institut, Berlin, Germany

conference toggle icon open Conferences and Presentations

  • Ludewig, S., 2011, 'Teaching international students English and knowledge – a paradigm shift or simply a necessity?7th Annual International Conference on Education ICE, Samos, Greece, 7th July 2011 (refereed)
  • Ludewig, S., 2011, 'How do I know? Epistemological considerations in disciplinary study', OARIC – The 1st International Conference: Educational Leadership, Knowledge & Technology Innovation in Cultural Diversity and Knowledge-based Society, Phuket, Thailand, 27th April 2011
  • Ludewig, S., 2009, 'Embedding Intercultural Competence: Teaching international students how to think critically and communicate across cultures', Proceedings of the International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies EDULEARN09, Barcelona, Spain, 8th July 2009
  • Ludewig, S. and Bandhauer A., 2003  'And the Barbarian awakes from his sensual slumber. Cultural Policy and Meaning Making in Europe, Towards the Third Millennium, Australia, Europe and Asia, University of Sydney, Australia, 1st - 30th September 2003 (paper)
  • Ludewig, S., 2002 'Poster Presentation: The Theory of The Frankfurt School in a United Europe, 3-day -Symposium with Agnes Heller: Akademie der Kuenste, Berlin, Germany, 1st January 2002 - 31st December 2002
  • Ludewig, S., 2000 'Critical Pedagogy after the Linguistic Turn in Social Theory, 25th AARE Annual Conference, Hobart, Australia, 1st January 2000 - 31st December 2000

Seminar Papers

  • Ludewig, S., 2011 'Preparing Chinese students for disciplinary study in a business school, Goethe Universität Frankfurt/M Seminar Series, Frankfurt/M, Germany, 9 July 2011
  • Ludewig, S., 2011, 'Filling the gap: Critical thinking vs. IELTS, Workshop Presentation: Goethe Universität, Frankfurt, Germany, 5 July 2010
  • Ludewig S 2010 'Teaching Skills and Knowledge: Embedding English language and intercultural communication in disciplinary study – a new approach, Workshop Presentation: Goethe Universitaet, Frankfurt, Germany, 5 July 2010