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EEH315 - Teaching Sexuality Education in the Middle Years

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Trimester 3: Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Offering information:

Quotas apply to the Trimester 3 offering of this unit

Unit chair:D Ollis
Campus contact:

Trimester 2: D Ollis (Burwood (Melbourne))

Trimester 3: D Ollis (Waterfront (Geelong))


Enrolled in course E377, or permission from Student Services



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Trimester 2 - taught intensively for 6 weeks - weeks 1-6 x 6 hours per week for E377 students at Burwood (Melbourne) and Geelong (Waurn Ponds) 

Trimester 3 - intensive at Waterfront (Geelong) campus – 18th –26th November, 16th Dec


School age students live in a social context where they are exposed to messages about  sexuality on a daily basis in the media through television, music, and  advertising and from their peers. The correct information about human sexuality,  including the positive aspects, is often kept hidden from children. Sexuality education can be confronting and challenging for teachers and  currently there is very little professional development in the area of health  and sexuality education, particularly for primary teachers. Research indicates primary school programs are often taken by outside agencies and that secondary school teachers find this a  difficult area to teach. Graduating teachers need to be equipped with the  knowledge, skills and confidence to integrate sexuality education content,  issues and activities in health education programs in line with th Australian Curriculum and student wellbeing policies and practice. Teachers need skills to provide effective  teaching and learning activities, assess resources, deal with potentially  sensitive issues with students and allay possible parental concerns. This unit  is taught in intensive mode and includes the following content: Setting the context: the current situation;  Discourses in sexuality education; Conception and reproduction; Frameworks and policies;  Gender and sexuality; Sexual diversity; Dealing with sensitive issues; Roles and responsibilities.


Micro-teaching presentation, 50%, 2000 words equivalent

Resource Development, 50%, 2000 words

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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