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T3 DEBKAT sexuality

  • Posted on: 16 July 2020
  • By: KateGriffith

Students require a range of developmentally appropriate learning opportunities in sexuality education. These include opportunities to develop:

knowledge, understandings, and skills relating to sexual health and development: physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual
knowledge, understandings, and skills to enhance their sexual and reproductive health, for example, knowledge about the process of conception, contraception, and the skills to make decisions that maintain and enhance their sexual health and experiences
understandings and skills to enhance relationships, for example in relation to friendships, intimate relationships, love, families, and parenting
critical thinking, reflection, and social-action skills related to issues of equity, gender, body image, sexualisation, risk, and safety.
personal and interpersonal skills and related attitudes, including:
personal rights and responsibilities, including consent
the skills needed to examine people’s attitudes, values, beliefs, rights, and responsibilities
attitudes of respect for themselves and other people
attitudes of care and concern for themselves and other people
ethical values
effective communication skills, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.\

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