Synthesizing Knowledge Using the Synectics Model: Methods for Adult Learning

Teaching Sex Ed

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Perhaps nothing is more daunting than walking into a classroom filled with your contemporaries waiting for you to teach them something “new” about sex. I am faced with this challenge almost daily in my work as a health educator. Finding new and creative ways to engage adults in topic surrounding human sexuality–without appearing condescending and/or boring can be both exhilarating and difficult. This is especially true when teaching in the realm of human sexuality, since many people express a discomfort with the subject matter. Once more, many of the adults I have worked with enter the education sessions with a litany of information about sex and sexuality. For both my participants and myself, trying to synthesize information that has been previously taught—some of which is extremely problematic, with new information is a challenge. While, it might be tempting to “wipe the slate clean”, and only concentrate on new information…

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