State of the Art: New Directions in Sexuality Education-Current Social Science Theories In Practice Symposium

23 February 2018

This two day symposium draws on the expertise of internationally respected academics in the field of sexuality education and local youth workers to explore a range of new directions in the field. 15th - 16th March 2018, 10am - 5pm

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Featuring: Professor Peter Aggleton, University of NSW, Sydney; Professor Louisa Allen University of Auckland, NZ,  Associate Professor Deborah Bateson, Medical Director, Family Planning, NSW, Australia; Professor Jessica Fields, San Francisco State University, USA; Associate Professor Jen Gilbert, York University, Toronto, Canada, Professor Mary Lou Rasmussen, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

With: Dr Sue Bagshaw, the Collaborative, Christchurch, Dr Garrick Cooper, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ, Dr John Fenaughty, University of Auckland, NZ, Dr Katie Fitzpatrick, University of Auckland, NZAssociate Professor Annelies Kamp, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ, Ari Nicholson, Qtopia Queer Youth Group Educator, Christchurch, NZ, Associate Professor Kathleen Quinlivan, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ

This two day symposium draws on the expertise of internationally respected academics in the field of sexuality education and local youth workers to explore a range of new directions in the field. On Day One a keynote panel presentation will introduce the notion of new directions from the perspective of five presenters in relation to their own research and work, followed by a discussion. On Day Two a keynote panel presentation Sexuality Education Beyond the Classroom and Beyond Intervention: Lessons from The Beyond Bullying Projectwill engage with new directions in sexuality education with of the featured presenters; Professor Jessica Fields, San Francisco State University, USA and Associate Professor Jen Gilbert, York University, Toronto, Canada. A discussion will follow. 

A range of follow up workshops on both days will explore the ways in which both International, Australasian and New Zealand researchers and youth workers utilise theories in practice in ways which speak to new directions in sexuality education, and in Education and the Social Sciences more broadly. Workshop participants will have opportunities to consider and experiment with the usefulness of the theories in relation to their own work.

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This event is being brought to you by the Educational Theory, Policy, and Practice Research Hub, College of Education, Health and Human Development at the University of Canterbury.

 

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