ERIC Number: EJ1055754
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
Structures and Technology Encouraging Discussion in Human Sexuality Courses: Strategies to Engage a Range of Students
Angera, Jeffrey J.; Latty, Christopher R.
American Journal of Sexuality Education, v10 n1 p86-100 2015
Human sexuality courses are common across many college/university campuses. The methods of instruction typically encourage discussion to increase knowledge and critical thinking about self, relationships, and professional pathways. However, often the pedagogical practices do not include methods to draw out students with a range of personalities, backgrounds, and opinions. This is particularly challenging given the nature of the subject matter. The following discusses strategies employed to engage a variety of students through small discussion groups, survey response and backchannel technologies, and guided notes. Student feedback is included to illustrate perceived effectiveness.
Descriptors: Sex Education, Sexuality, Teaching Methods, Learner Engagement, Small Group Instruction, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Student Attitudes, Educational Technology, Student Characteristics, Discussion Groups, Audience Response Systems, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Software, Notetaking, Feedback (Response), Delivery Systems, Student Surveys, College Students
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A