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Let’s talk about sex! – comprehensive sexual health education and discrimination prevention in the classroom

Course description

Course overview and purpose:
This is a complimentary course for educators already involved in sexual health education at schools and other education institutions. It covers some less obvious, but very important for sexual safety, aspects of human sexuality: Gender expressions, roles and stereotypes; Sexual orientations; Consent in intimate life; Prevention of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender expression; Reproductive rights; Romantic relationships and their emotional aspects. The course will enrich the way you can talk about sexual safety with your students and will give you tools and ideas how to run a comprehensive sexual health education, according to World Health Organisation guidelines.
Discrimination prevention is an underlying motive of the whole course. It will give participants a chance to reflect on oppressive mechanisms responsible for discrimination against LGBT+ students in school environment, as well as give them specific tools and inspiration for combating inequalities in classrooms.

Learning outcomes:

  • Run comprehensive sex education class or other kinds of events aimed at preventing risky sexual behaviours and discrimination based on sexual expression and/or sexual orientation among their students.
  • Provide counselling around sexuality, health and safety for their students.
  • Provide a safe atmosphere in their classroom which is a key to encourage students to talk about difficult issues connected to sexuality.
  • Becoming more aware of how destructive it is for the LGBT+ and gender nonconforming students to live and learn in an oppressive/discriminatory environment. Therefore, they will be more likely to actively prevent discrimination and violence based on gender expression and sexual orientation in their classrooms.
  • Answer complex and often uncomfortable questions of their students regarding sexuality. Be more confident around the theme.

Admission information

  • Language : English
  • Language level prerequisites : B2 or above
  • Duration : One week
  • Audience :

    All professionals and trainees working with youths age 12+ or adults (usually secondary, VET, adult education) and willing to conduct or enrich their sexual health education class or counselling

  • General prerequisites :

    Basic knowledge on human sexuality – either through previous sex education courses or provided by their original professional curriculum (e.g. biology teachers).

  • Maximum number of participants : 16
  • Minimum advance reservation : 12 weeks

Available dates

Padova (Italy)

  • 20.03.2022 - 27.03.2022 - To be confirmed
  • 03.07.2022 - 10.07.2022 - To be confirmed
  • 25.09.2022 - 02.10.2022 - To be confirmed

Sessions will be confirmed only when the minimum number of participants is reached.

In case your school wishes to send more than 6 participants together to the same course, we may evaluate the possibility to offer an extra session only for you (and in this case, we would be pleased to evaluate your proposal for fixed dates).

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