Moving Forward: Identities, Sexting, Schooled Bodies, and the Curriculum that Frames us

Dates: May 22, 2016 – May 25, 2016

Location: Western University, Faculty of Education, London, Ontario, Canada

This international Symposium is aimed at developing and extending a dialogue to address what appears both nationally and internationally as a growing concern for youth sexualized identities. This event centres on taking up a critical dialogue that will examine the education tensions in Canada and beyond that are currently emerging as schools gradually acknowledge  and develop curriculum that better reflects a changing reality of the complexity of youth identities.


Who should attend:

  • Academics
  • Graduate students
  • Health agencies
  • Researchers
  • Teachers

Abstract submissions for panel discussions could address any of the following either singularly or as they overlap and intersect:

  • Adolescent, youth bodies, school bodies
  • Bodies and the curriculum that names and frames youth
  • Body image
  • Bullying
  • Competing/antagonistic discourses of youth sexual identities
  • Curriculum
  • Dynamic dialogue
  • Femininities
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Homophobia
  • Masculinities
  • Pedagogy
  • Producing/disrupting/interrogating heteronormativity across youth through curricula
  • Schools as site for the (re)production of sexual identities
  • Sex education
  • Sexting, technology and youth identities
  • Sexual cultures of school children
  • Sexual surveillance of youth
  • Sexual violence against youth
  • Sexualities
  • Sexualized identities
  • Students as sexual subjects
  • The “myth of childhood innocence”
  • Youth identities, sexed, classed, raced
  • Youth subjectivities


more details can be found here 

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