Teaching Consent to Children

Teaching Consent to Children

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Course summary

This course will help you explore developments in social views on consent, and understand how consent education is changing and moving into the earlier years of schooling.

You will learn:

This course will help you explore developments in social views on consent and understand how consent education is changing and moving into the earlier years of schooling. You’ll learn:

  • What consent is and why it is important
  • The issues that stem from not properly understanding or valuing consent
  • Why children need to learn about consent at a young age
  • How to teach consent to primary-aged children
  • Trends in consent education

Course time:

About 2 hours to complete. You will have ongoing access via your user dashboard.

Accreditation:

This course is mapped to the Professional Standards for Teachers. It is accredited for teacher professional development hours in the following states and territories:

Proficient Teacher – all states and territories except NSW

  • 2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area

This program has been approved for accreditation within the ACT for 2023.
Please be advised you will be accredited within 14 days of completion. 

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Course Content

Introduction

Introduction

01.
Introduction
02.
Distressing content warning
03.
Set some learning goals
The State Of Our Nation

The State Of Our Nation

04.
The state of our nation
05.
The state of our nation continued
06.
Imagine if...
Understanding Consent

Understanding Consent

07.
Having a clear definition of consent is important
08.
Defining consent
09.
Why some people have a problem with consent
10.
Let's change the story
11.
Gender roles and attitudes towards sexual violence
12.
Consent is everyone's responsibility
13.
Changing attitudes towards consent - activity
14.
Your relationship with consent
Consent Education

Consent Education

15.
Why teach consent to children?
16.
The language of consent
17.
How NOT to teach consent
18.
Modernising Consent Education
19.
The consent conversation
20.
Connecting consent with the world of children
21.
Tips for teaching consent to children
22.
More tips
23.
Quick check-in
Your Teaching

Your Teaching

24.
Teaching resources
Reflection

Reflection

25.
Reflect on your learning
26.
Suggestions for collaboration in your communities of learning
27.
Wrapping up

Course instructors

Janine Meadley is a former Education Specialist at Cool.org, and brings over 15 years of education experience to the table. She holds a Master of Education from Monash University, and a Diploma in Professional Counselling. Janine is interested in education that considers the whole child, so that their learning experiences set them up for success and happiness in work and relationships, and ensures they become responsible human beings on a healthy planet.

This course has been thoroughly reviewed by a Child and Adolescent Psychologist:

NiclĂ©s Bestel (MPsych (Clinical), GradDipPsych, DipCouns, BA, EMDRA) is a child and adolescent psychologist with extensive experience working in various counselling, community mental health, and school wellbeing settings. NiclĂ©s has a particular interest in working with trauma and dissociation. NiclĂ©s provides counselling and support to children, adolescents, and families in a school setting, and as a Practice Director of Aspire Wellness and Psychology.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will this take to complete?

About 2 hours to complete. You will have ongoing access via your user dashboard.

How does it work?

Upon completion, a certificate of completion will be sent to your registered email address. This can be used as proof of completion and for logging elective professional learning hours.

Is this course accredited?

This course is mapped to the Professional Standards for Teachers. It is accredited for teacher professional development hours in the following states and territories:

Proficient Teacher – all states and territories except NSW

  • 2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area

This program has been approved for accreditation within the ACT for 2023. Please be advised you will be accredited within 14 days of completion.

What are the curriculum links?

  • Curriculum area: Health and Physical Education
  • General capabilities: Literacy, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding
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