Masterclass: LGBTQIA+ youth and sexual health education
August 1 @ 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm AEST$30.00
Our Masterclass series explores the latest health and physical education research. We offer 8 Masterclasses each year.
Masterclass #5 2024:
Research shows that sexual health education is often not inclusive of LGBTQIA+ youth. How can we improve?
We explore a recent study that asked LGBTQIA+ young people their views on sexual health education. Participants shared how it’s rarely inclusive of their experiences, interests, and needs. They highlighted the importance of inclusive content around gender and sexual diversity, a broader range of topics, and challenging the heterosexual norm.
Join Jan, Kaitlin and Gabrielle to review findings, recommendations, and what it means for your sexual health programs.
Jan Wright, Emeritus Professor, University of Wollongong
Professor Wright is recognised nationally and internationally by her peers as a remarkable scholar in the area of Physical and Health Education, focusing her groundbreaking research in the area of socio-critical/cultural approaches to body image and schooling. She has been a state and national advisor on gender issues in school-based Education and has been influential in the adoption of a more socio-critical position in State and National curriculum. Professor Jan Wright is one of the most outstanding female scholars working in the field of health and physical education in Australia and certainly one of the most respected internationally.
Kaitlin Hearne, University of Wollongong Honours graduate
Kaitlin conducted a research project as part of her Bachelor of Health and Physical Education (Honours) Degree at the University of Wollongong. Keeping it safe, fun, and fizzy: the experiences of LGBTQIA+ youth in sexual health education provided a platform to share perspectives and recommendations on how sexual health education might be improved to become more inclusive and informative for LGBTQIA+ students.
Gabrielle O’Flynn, Lecturer, University of Wollongong
In her research, Gabrielle draws on post-structural theory to critically examine historical and contemporary notions of health and physical activity across people’s lives; within the curriculum; and, within school contexts. Gabrielle’s has examined the ways school contexts, curriculum documents, health websites, government health campaigns, teachers and pre-service teachers, constitute meanings of health, bodies, obesity, physical activity, risk and criticality.
Date: 1 August 2024
Time: 3.45-5.15pm – 60min presentation & 30min Q&A
Format: Live online video conference
Free for ACHPER NSW/ACT members (login to receive the discount)
– $30 non-members. You can join ACHPER NSW. Teacher Membership is only $140 p.a which includes 8 free masterclasses each year.
Attending an ACHPER NSW Masterclass will contribute 1.5 hours of NESA elective PD in the priority area of delivery and assessment of NSW curriculum – addressing standard descriptor 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.