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Lessons in Love and Understanding
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Lessons in Love and Understanding
Relationships, Sexuality and Gender in the Classroom



June 2020 | 216 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Sex and gender are delicate and nuanced issues for all of us and can be intimidating topics to teach. This practical, empathetic book aims to dispel some of the uncertainties that many teachers have and empower them to lead inclusive, age-appropriate lessons in primary and secondary schools.

Taking an approach that celebrates the individual identity of all learners, and underpinned by an awareness of the complexity of language around these topics, this book offers a careful evaluation of the 2020 Relationship and Sex Education policy for schools in England, and how schools can offer intelligent, socially responsible, sex education that goes beyond simply meeting statutory requirements.

Watch the Lessons in Love and Understanding video here.

 
Chapter 1: Understanding the self
 
Chapter 2: Gender
 
Chapter 3: Relationships
 
Chapter 4: Sexuality and sex
 
Chapter 5: Gender and sexology through the Ages
 
Chapter 6: Policy, Guidance and Sign Posting for Teachers
 
Chapter 7: Establishing a safe learning and teaching space
 
Chapter 8: Ethics, advocacy and who does what

This is a practical, no-nonsense text offering guidance on how to address some challenging areas which will be really helpful for students considering progression to a career in teaching.

Mrs Suzi Smale
Psychology, Petroc College
August 2, 2020

Given the new RSE curriculum this has been helpful

Mr Tom Cowan
Plymouth Institute of Education, Plymouth University
July 31, 2020