INCLUDED: Inclusive sex-ed through creative methods
INCLUDED brings together 7 European countries to develop an innovative sexual education programme addressed to students, with the involvement of their teachers and families.
Grant Agreement Number: 2020-1-UK01-KA227-SCH-094470
Funded by: Erasmus+ Duration: 01/06/2021 – 31/05/2023
Although the WHO policy recommendation for the implementation of holistic sex-ed came out in 2010, the latest reports highlight there is still much to reach UNESCO’s standards for sexual education to assure the rights of all children. Moreover, while the benefit of Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) has been widely demonstrated, according to UNESCO there is limited information on the impact of CSE curricula on already marginalised groups, including young people with physical and/or cognitive disabilities, and suitable and effective methodologies for this target group should be further investigated. In this context, the use of creative methods such as role-playing and theatre games have proven to be effective in educating young people and even more with young people with intellectual disabilities since according to researchers’ methods that are based on modeling, role-play, rehearsal, and practice skills can be quite useful for improving the skills of individuals with intellectual disabilities.
INCLUDED is an EU-funded project that aims to design and implement an inclusive sexual education curriculum for high-school students and a model to foster a whole-school approach to sexual education, both based on student-friendly theatrical techniques.