Sexuality as Tertiary Study: Issues and Excitements

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This presentation works from the premise that the social sciences have always provided a place for debate, analysis and action. It has at its core the concern that in the early years of the 21st century educators be committed to finding ways of providing a safe learning environment for the otherwise marginalised student or topic of research. In order to find and stake a place in communities, scholars of all ages study self and place. University students are at the forefront of these quests. The questions driving this paper emanate from core undergraduate teacher education subjects, undergraduate negotiated courses, honours papers, doctoral theses – all in the area of sexuality. Reference will be made to tertiary education at a university in Australia – to generation, gender, ethnicity in its various forms and to the diasporic influences on each. The questions posed are located within the broad field of how subjects are taught, received and acted upon. Reference is made to content; the locating and influence of lecturers, supervisors and examiners across all levels of tertiary education; the place of religion, traditional history and race; the influence of the diaspora.


Keywords: Sexuality, Education, Tertiary Education
Stream: Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural Studies, Humanities
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
Paper: , , Sexuality as Tertiary Study


Prof. John Holmes

Associate Head of School, School of Education, University of South Australia
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Assoc Prof John Holmes is a teacher and administrator. His Masters was located in the area of race and sexuality, while his Doctoral thesis analysed the evolving genre of Physical Theatre. Currently he is Associate Head of School of a School of Education which prepares teachers for all levels of education from birth to adult and vocational.

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