EDSOC303-22B (NET)

Education and Sexuality

15 Points

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Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education

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Paper Description

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The focus of this paper is the study of the ways in which child and adult sexuality is constructed, monitored and regulated in society and in educational settings. The main emphasis is on exploring sexuality through historical, social, and cultural perspectives in relation to the social science literature.

Many of the issues covered in this paper could be considered controversial. Occasionally some students may find some of the ideas and experiences covered in the course unsettling or disturbing, particularly students who may have strong commitments to political, religious or other beliefs. A university is a place for informed debate - a safe space in which to express, and deliberate over, a wide range of conflicting viewpoints. Due to the nature of the subject area, it is probable that 'four letter words', coarse language, 'semi-nude' bodies (e.g. from sex education materials or artwork) and other sexual content may occur in some of the readings or resources, and that reference may be made to potentially distressing issues (e.g. sexual abuse). This is not a compulsory paper and if you think this content may cause you concern, you may prefer to choose a different paper.

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Paper Structure

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As the paper is taught solely online, all content is delivered via Moodle. For each topic you will be expected to complete specific activities (e.g. prerecorded mini-lectures or video clips, set reading, activities, online discussions) as specified on the Moodle site; and to complete the assessments. Tutors will engage with you through regular announcements and the online discussions; and will also respond to individual queries around the assessments. There are no scheduled sessions so you will not be expected to attend Zoom tutorials. There will be opportunities to engage in individual or group Zoom sessions for assessment guidance - attendance at these is not compulsory.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Discuss the changing educational and wider social policies, ideas and processes pertaining to sexuality and the body that have shaped the educational and wider social contexts.
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  • Identify major social theories pertaining to sexuality, the body, and education that have informed educational policy and research in Aotearoa New Zealand.
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  • Discuss changing social dynamics and questions concerning equality of opportunity, equity, and social justice informing educational movements, policy, and research in Aotearoa New Zealand - including those pertaining to sexuality and the body.
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  • Explore contemporary findings from research on education and sexuality.
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  • Apply educational ideas encountered in readings, research, and in personal experiences as tools to (re)construct working philosophies of education and sexuality, to identify and critique current sexual issues and debates.
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Assessment

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It is strongly advised that you complete ALL assessments. You must achieve an overall mark of at least 50% to pass the paper.
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Annotated Timeline (approx. 1800 words)
10 Aug 2022
11:30 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Report (1500 words)
28 Sep 2022
11:30 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Presentation
19 Oct 2022
11:30 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Online Discussions/Activities
20
  • Online: Moodle Forum Discussion
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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The required readings for the paper are available on Talis at (https://rl.talis.com/3/waikato/lists/14BD1FF1-FF02-FBEF-0B2F-C97EAF997205.html?login=1). This reading list can also be accessed via the Reading List tab on Moodle or the Reading List tab on the library home page.

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Recommended Readings

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Recommended texts for this paper are listed in a separate section of the Reading List. These are useful for undertaking wider reading, and as a starting place when undertaking preparatory work for assessments. Students will be expected to undertake their own literature searches for academic sources (e.g. journal articles) to cite in their assessments.

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Other Resources

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Links to other useful resources (e.g. short videos, key websites) are included on Moodle.

Students should be aware that unguided searching of the internet for sexual subject matter may result in unintentional access to pornographic and other offensive websites, for which the university accepts no responsibility. Students studying this paper will NOT be expected to access such content. Please note that downloading sexually offensive material can result in prosecution.

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Online Support

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Across the paper there is a series of online tasks designed to support you with your learning. All tasks will be accessed via Moodle, however, you will need to also use the library website (and actual physical library), and a range of webpages to help you complete this paper.

PLEASE NOTE: Moodle is used for class notices (Announcements). It is your responsibility to check the site regularly and read the Moodle email notifications. Instructions provided in this way on Moodle and in lectures are whole class notices.

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Workload

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This is a 15 point paper. University regulations stipulate an expected total student workload for the paper of 150 hours. The paper involves 36 hours of directed online activities (e.g., prerecorded content; tutorial-style activities; discussion boards) across the trimester, equivalent to the contact hours of on campus papers. The remaining hours, accumulated at different times across the whole trimester are to be used for completing readings, preparing for online tasks and assignments.

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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: 15 points at 200 level paper in Education and Society, Professional Education or Gender and Sexuality Studies, or 45 points at 200 level or above in any other subject.

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: PCSS307

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