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ERIC Number: ED124850
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 24
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Teaching Sexuality from Divergent Life-Style Viewpoints.
Moy, Caryl T.; Hotvedt, Mary
A unique approach to teaching human sexuality at the college level is to present the content and raise sociological and interpersonal value questions from different lifestyle viewpoints. Developing a course such as this has involved securing approval and encouragement from university administration who trust faculty judgment but who are under community pressure to eliminate "sick sex." The approach involves team teaching by two persons who publicly espouse divergent life values. To achieve a pluralistic approach the interpersonal relationship between the two instructors who have had little in common, except for the interest in teaching sexuality, had to evolve from one of tolerance, through risk, openness, acceptance, and finally to love. Beginning the teaching term by using a value positioning exercise the difference in values but the acceptance of the difference is modeled for the students. Throughout the course through the presentations the sociological content is viewed by one in alternate lifestyles as well as a person who lives the style that is traditionally established through legal and social supports. Student journal reflections provide the feedback on affective growth and learning; explicit media materials add an important dimension. (Author)
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