The Emotional Curriculum

S03 E03 -Teaching Sexual Consent in Schools

October 11, 2020 Dr Sarah Taylor-Whiteway Season 3 Episode 3
The Emotional Curriculum
S03 E03 -Teaching Sexual Consent in Schools
Show Notes

In this episode we talk to Dr Elsie Whittington from Manchester Metropolitan University about how teenagers view sexual consent and the complexities within this.
We discuss how the idea of a 'black and white' approach to sexual consent doesn't represent the real-life experiences that teenagers come across.  How does societies' difficulty in saying 'no' influence the idea of sexual consent? We consider how teaching can move from theory into practice so that teenagers feel informed and empowered to make the best decision about sex.
To access the resources discussed in this episode please visit https://learn.brook.org.uk/
For further discussions about consent please follow the links below:
https://brenebrown.com/podcast/dr-marc-brackett-and-brene-on-permission-to-feel/
https://megjohnandjustin.com/sex/awkwardness/
https://www.bera.ac.uk/blog/consent-education-undoing-the-binary-and-embracing-ambiguity 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBnDHEXMCGo
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