Dr Jonathon Sargeant - Nat Sch of Education (Faculty of Education and Arts)

Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor

Dr Jonathon Sargeant is Senior Lecturer and researcher in Children's Rights Education, Inclusive Education and Classroom Management at the Australian Catholic University. Dr Sargeant's current research focuses on the child's perspective on their lives, educational experience, and future. He is particularly interested in supporting educational provision that incorporates young people's perspectives through ethical practices informed by the UNCRC. Other research interests include school-age children's wellbeing & safeguarding, behavioural enhancement, and social skills development.


Phone :(03) 9953 3291 (St Patrick's Campus Melbourne)
Email :Jonathon.Sargeant@acu.edu.au
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Research Interests

Child Rights ; Voice-Inclusive Practice ; Behaviour & Classroom Management ; Consulting with children ; Student voice ;

Methods Expertise

Qualitative Research ; Action Research ; Survey Method ; Case Study ;

Research Projects

No research project is currently recorded.

Selected Publications


Voice-Inclusive Practice, Digital Literacy and Children's Participatory Rights, in Children & Society: the international journal of childhood and children's services

Towards Voice-Inclusive Practice: Finding the Sustainability of Participation in Realising the Child's Rights in Education, in Children & Society: the international journal of childhood and children's services

Unintentional power plays: interpersonal contextual impacts in child-centred participatory research, in Educational Research

Assuring children's human right to freedom of opinion and expression in education, in International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 20(1), 120-127


Empowering the disempowered through voice-inclusive practice: Children???s views on adult-centric educational provision, in European Educational Research Journal


Prioritising student voice: 'Tween' children's perspectives on school success, in Education 3-13: International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years Education


Doing ethical research with children


The challenges of conducting ethical research with children, in Education Inquiry


The altruism of pre-adolescent children's perspectives on "worry" and "happiness" in Australia and England, in Childhood