Pedagogies of Possibility for Negotiating Sexuality Education with Young People

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Emerald Publishing Limited, Feb 28, 2022 - Education - 144 pages

Pedagogies of Possibility for Negotiating Sexuality Education with Young People offers a sustained and critical consideration of the possibilities and politics of engaging with young people in the redevelopment and delivery of contemporary approaches to Sexuality Education.

Drawing on research undertaken as part of an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage grant, this book explores the affordances, tensions and challenges of participatory methodologies and pedagogies that authorize young people's perspectives and visions for Sexuality Education. Foregrounded are the contradictions between what young people want to learn more about and the risky forms of praxis that are necessary to engage with various understandings of Sexuality Education and the important role of adult allies in supporting young people to navigate these contradictions. Each chapter chronicles and captures both adult allies and young people’s experiences of the project by drawing on data produced through visual-arts based methods and various ethnographic techniques, such as participant observation, focus group interviews, and guided conversations.

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About the author (2022)

Debbie Ollis currently teaches and researches in the area of Sexuality and Relationships Education (SRE) at Deakin University, Australia. She has worked in the SRE field for over 35 years.

Leanne Coll is a Lecturer at Dublin City University, Ireland. Her research and teaching are both concerned with the affordances of co-productive, creative and transformative approaches to SRE.

Lyn Harrison is an Honorary Associate Professor in the School of Education at Deakin University, Australia. She has been a Chief Investigator on three Australian Research Council funded Linkage projects.

Bruce Johnson is an Emeritus Professor at the University of South Australia, Australia. His latest publications provide a critique of contemporary research ethics review processes in SRE research.

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