HSE-Workshop: "Un/Mediated Pedagogies: Sex Education, Youth and Porn"

This workshop will focus on the relevance of media in sexual education.

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The role that media and in particular pornography plays in informing and forming (young) people’s attitudes and practices continues to exceed the combined educational input of parents, schools, teachers or media pedagogues taken together. Yet while the media’s role in sexual education is acknowledged, there is practically no conversation about what exactly is on this “teacher’s” curriculum. This workshop will focus on the relevance of media in sexual education and will look into what critical thinking competencies we need in this context of (un)mediated pedagogies.

The workshop will take place in line of an already existing cooperation between Heidelberg School of Education and Teachers College, Columbia University, New York. The practical side of this workshop is pivotal: the programme is centred around the creation of a sustainable learning and teaching unit for the Online Module ‘Critical Media Literacy’. Confirmed speakers are Madita Öming, Nancy Lesko, Deivida Vandzinskaite, Stephanie McCall, Alyssa Niccolini and many others.

The workshop will take place on Thursday, November 30th and Friday, December 1th. We warmly invite students as well as young researchers, teachers, teacher educators and anyone interested in the topic to participate. No prior registration required.

Further information can be found at www.hse-heidelberg.de/events.

About Heidelberg School of Education (HSE)
The HSE was founded in 2015 as a joint cross-university institution of Heidelberg University of Education and Heidelberg University. It is the institutional, strategic and conceptual centre of cooperative teacher training in Heidelberg. Its development and sustainable establishment were funded as part of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research's teacher training quality campaign until 31 December 2018 or, in a modified form, until the end of 2023.