Associate Professor
Beth Saggers

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Faculty of Creative Industries, Education & Social Justice,
School of Early Childhood & Inclusive Education


Personal details

Positions

Associate Professor
Faculty of Creative Industries, Education & Social Justice,
School of Early Childhood & Inclusive Education

Keywords

Autism spectrum, Inclusive practices, challenging behaviours, behaviour support, social emotional competence, mental health, complex needs, sense of belonging, wellbeing, student voice

Discipline

Specialist Studies in Education, Education Systems

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Qualifications

  • PhD (University of Queensland)
  • MEd (University of Queensland)
  • BEd (Queensland University of Technology)
  • Diploma of Teaching (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships and associations

Member of Centre for Inclusive Education (C4IE) research group

Member of Centre for Child and Family Studies research group

Teaching

Cognizant of the need to develop highly skilled graduates; well suited to 21st century employment and careers and who can thrive and be resilient in changing and complex educational work environments; my professional knowledge and practice is driven by a focus on lifelong and authentic learning. Most importantly, my teaching is informed by the large body of subject knowledge acquired from more than 35 years of real-world experience and research with application to contemporary contexts. Much of this knowledge has been acquired through my leaderships and engagement with current and innovative transdisciplinary global research activities that informs my activities, teaching practices, content knowledge and values. My teaching therefore promotes the mobilisation of research knowledge and evidenced based practices to support the diverse learning needs of students using authentic, real life teaching methods and promote inclusive practices, and communities. This places the needs, experience and success of the students at the centre of the design and delivery of my teaching. Informed by social constructivism my teaching achieves this by implementing strategies to ensure subject matter is contextually fit and that the knowledge can be applied to the diversity of contexts  and students work work in.

Current  subjects taught as part of the Masters coursework:

EUN641: Multi-tiered systems of support

EUN642: Creating positive learning environments

Experience

Selected publications

QUT ePrints

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Awards

Supervision

Current supervisions

  • Conceptualisations of wellbeing: Through the eyes of primary carers of children with autism
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Lyndal O'Gorman, Dr Julie Dillon-Wallace
  • DEVELOPING AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE INCLUSION OF CHILDREN WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS IN MAINSTREAM PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN VIETNAM
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Philip Baker
  • Doing school differently: what elements inform a trauma-informed whole school framework to support an inclusive approach to maximise success for all students?
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Judith Howard
  • Promoting agency in education: Listening to young neurodivergent children
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Jenna Gillett-Swan
  • Young Children on the Autism Spectrum: Using digital technology in daily living
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Susan Danby
  • Self-determination in young learners on the autism spectrum: Exploring the knowledge, views and teaching practices of early childhood educators in Australia |
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Sofia Mavropoulou
  • How do students with diverse learning needs experience learning in newly designed flexible learning spaces?
    Professional Doctorate, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Natalie Wright
  • Current practices in the use of online environments for autistic adolescents
    MPhil, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Suzanne Carrington
  • Supporting the mental health and wellbeing of autistic students by embracing autistic culture and identity
    MPhil, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Suzanne Carrington