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Exploring sexualities and gender diversity for the professional teacher

Attention: Stage 1 to Stage 6 Teachers, Primary & Secondary Students
Title: Exploring sexualities and gender diversity for the professional teacher
Presenters: Dr Tania Ferfolja & Dr Jacqueline Ullman (UWS) with Althea Mackenzie and Kathy Gerwald (Safe Schools Coalition NSW)
Presenter Biography:  

Tania Ferfolja is a senior lecturer in social and cultural diversity at UWS. Her research focuses on sexuality and gender diversities in schools.

Jacqueline Ullman is a lecturer in adolescent health and well-being at UWS. Her research relates to representations of gender and sexuality in the classroom and curriculum and its impact on same-sex attracted and gender nonconforming youth.

Althea Mackenzie is the Safe Schools Coalition NSW Project Manager and has developed and delivered community and professional education in NSW since 2001. Kathy Gerwald has worked in adult education for 10 years. She is currently Manager of Education Services at Family Planning NSW.


Hours: 2 hours


Wednesday 17 June 2015

3:30pm for afternoon tea: 4pm – 6pm for presentation



University of Western Sydney – Bankstown Campus

Room: 23.G.41

Cost: $99 (includes GST) includes afternoon tea
Program details:  

The Education Knowledge Network (University of Western Sydney) in conjunction with the Safe Schools Coalition NSW is running this workshop for educational professionals examining issues related to gender and sexuality diversities in schools. An inclusive, safe and understanding educational context is critical for positive academic, social, and emotional outcomes for students who are gender and sexuality diverse as well as for those who have friends, family members and acquaintances who identify. In fact, gender and sexuality diversity has relevance to everyone! It is imperative that all teachers understand the complexities related to sexual and gendered diversities and know what they and their schools can do to provide an equitable learning space for all students.


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