EDUC 122G Learning Sexualities
EDUC 122G | B&E, EMHSS, LC | Semester Two 2023 | City Campus | 15 points
How and what do we learn about sexualities in New Zealand? Learning about sexualities is viewed as occurring both formally (e.g., through sexuality education) and informally (e.g., through the media) in a diversity of social sites. Schools are examined as one significant site where students are offered sexual meanings. The historical derivation and current context of contemporary education about sexuality along with its social effects are investigated.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
- Gain a foundational understanding of how we learn about sex and sexualities in Aotearoa-NZ schools through the 'official' and 'unofficial' culture of these institutions.
- Develop skills to enable a critical analysis of schooling and issues of sexuality.
- Understand the social effects of learning about sexuality at school and how these offer prescriptions of 'normal sexual behaviour' which are gendered and heteronormative.
- Acquire knowledge concerning how meanings about sexuality are shaped by particular historical, political and social contexts.
- Study in depth, pertinent readings in key areas covered by the course.
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