Instructional Methods

Instructional strategies emphasize active, experiential, class-room based pedagogoes that promote students doing and engaging in learning1. Using interactive instructional methods to engage students is important when teaching sexual health. The use of role play, small groups, class discussion, and digital media can bring the curriculum to life and helps students explore the content and understand how it relates to their own ideas, values and experiences.

These activites will often encourage rich discussion and lots of questions. Our section on responding to questions can help navigate some of those tricky questions your students may have. Frequently asked questions are divided into Elementary, Junior and Senior levels.

1. Jenkins, D.M. (2012). Exploring signature pedagogies in undergraduate leadership. Journal of Leadership. 11(1).