Journal article

Co-researching and designing innovative learning approaches in sexuality and relationships education

Bruce Johnson, Jane Flentje, Clare Bartholomaeus

Pastoral Care in Education | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2020


Young people are rarely consulted about what and how they are taught in sexuality and relationships education (SRE) at school. The reasons for this are complex and relate to adults’ reluctance to acknowledge the need to take account of students’ perspectives on personally sensitive matters. In this article, we provide a brief rationale and justification for enabling students to have a greater say in the design and development of teaching approaches in SRE. We outline, in practical ways, how we used participatory research methods to engage young people in researching and developing innovative teaching and learning resources that utilised their musical, design, artistic, technological and lite..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Australian Research Council [LP130100350]; SHINE SA.