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Arvola Orlander, AuliORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-2518-3400
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Planting-Bergloo, S. & Arvola Orlander, A. (2024). Challenging ‘the elephant in the room’: the becomings of pornography education in Swedish secondary school. Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 24(1), 16-30
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Challenging ‘the elephant in the room’: the becomings of pornography education in Swedish secondary school
2024 (English)In: Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, ISSN 1468-1811, E-ISSN 1472-0825, Vol. 24, no 1, p. 16-30Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study was conducted among a group of Swedish teachers and a class of 14–15-year-old students and explored pornography education as part of secondary school sexuality education. Data were generated using mixed methods including teacher-researcher meetings, participant observation in class, student interviews, and teacher evaluation meetings, and were documented in the form of audio-recordings and notes. Donna Haraway’s work on string figuring was used to trace the threads constituting pornography education. A four-threaded string figure materialised how Swedish schools’ gender equality stance could provide a sound foundation for engaging with pornographic material. However, a gender-neutral approach to teaching frustrated these aims. The figure also foregrounded how normative societal debate makes it troublesome to acknowledge other than negative perspectives in teaching, problematised the engagement of students and a focus on pornography. Finally, the figure showed a discrepancy between the curriculum’s overall aim and the goals of subject-specific syllabi, making it troublesome to link the topic of pornography to specific school subjects. In summary, pornography education came into being as a complex figure in relation to adolescent sexuality and the school’s mission to provide a form of sexuality education that both problematises gendered sexual scripts and dominant norms with regards to pornography.

Keywords
Teaching, pornography, secondary school, Donna Haraway, string figuring
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Didactics
Research subject
Subject Learning and Teaching
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-210859 (URN)10.1080/14681811.2022.2137487 (DOI)000870907600001 ()2-s2.0-85140267570 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2019-03962
Available from: 2022-10-27 Created: 2022-10-27 Last updated: 2024-01-09Bibliographically approved
Planting-Bergloo, S., Arvola Orlander, A. & Britt, J. (2023). Oskuld: Swedish upper secondary student conversations on virginity. Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 23(4), 393-408
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Oskuld: Swedish upper secondary student conversations on virginity
2023 (English)In: Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, ISSN 1468-1811, E-ISSN 1472-0825, Vol. 23, no 4, p. 393-408Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to explore Swedish natural science sexuality education as a material-discursive practice. More specifically, we sought to investigate ways in which the phenomenon of oskuld, which in Swedish means sexual innocence or to be without guilt, comes into being among 17–18-year-old students. The study, conducted in two upper secondary school classes for eight and six weeks respectively, involved in total 53 participating students. Field notes and audio-recordings were used in data construction. With a grounding in Baradian theory we explore how space, time and matter – spacetimematter – intra-actively enact notions of virginity within students’ conversations. Findings show that a physiological knowledge base as well as the opportunity for students to encounter their own notions are crucial in overcoming the reproduction of norms related to the phenomenon of virginity.

Keywords
Sexuality education, upper secondary school, Sweden, virginity, Barad
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Didactics
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Didactics
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urn:nbn:se:su:diva-202473 (URN)10.1080/14681811.2022.2040012 (DOI)000761477500001 ()2-s2.0-85125913981 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2022-02-27 Created: 2022-02-27 Last updated: 2023-06-12Bibliographically approved
Planting-Bergloo, S., Arvola Orlander, A. & Jakobson, B. (2022). The production of contraceptive cyborgs in Swedish upper secondary sexuality education. Cultural Studies of Science Education, 17(2), 541-556
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The production of contraceptive cyborgs in Swedish upper secondary sexuality education
2022 (English)In: Cultural Studies of Science Education, ISSN 1871-1502, E-ISSN 1871-1510, Vol. 17, no 2, p. 541-556Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this study we examine upper secondary students’ notions of contraceptive methods, as human reproduction and contraception are common content in sexuality education in Sweden and worldwide. Our data were constructed during an extensive educational sequence in natural science sexuality education and include audio recordings of 17–18-year-old students’ stories. Since the main body of the stories was about hormonal and digital contraception and contraceptive responsibility, these stories are the focal point of our analysis. Our study further aims to problematize, challenge, and develop education on contraceptive methods, and Donna Haraway’s theoretical perspectives have been particularly useful. We have in the analytical process linked Haraway’s cyborg image with her later work on tentacular thinking. Our result shows that scientific facts about human reproduction are important for the students’ ability to navigate between the advantages and disadvantages of various contraceptive methods. However, sexuality education turns out to not only be a matter of scientific facts. This study accentuates how natural science, historical, political, cultural, and market-oriented intertwinings affect students’ notions of contraception—and thereby also the construction of natural science sexuality education. 

Keywords
Sexuality education, Contraceptive methods, Upper secondary school, Donna Haraway
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Didactics
Research subject
Didactics
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urn:nbn:se:su:diva-199892 (URN)10.1007/s11422-021-10086-0 (DOI)000730875100001 ()2-s2.0-85121388924 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2021-12-16 Created: 2021-12-16 Last updated: 2023-02-05Bibliographically approved
Planting-Bergloo, S., Arvola Orlander, A. & Britt, J. (2021). Secondary teachers' concern on how to address pornography in sexuality education. In: : . Paper presented at Nordic Educational Research Association (NERA) Congress, Odense, Denmark, November 3-5, 2021.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Secondary teachers' concern on how to address pornography in sexuality education
2021 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The school responsibility for teaching pornography has been discussed in the Swedish media and various political and non-political contexts. The debate has resulted in changes in the curricula. What teaching about pornogrpahy can include and how it can be expressed is a question requiring further exploration. This study concerns a group of high school teachers' discussions about how to address pornography, from a subject-specific and an interdisciplinary perspective. With a posthumanist starting point, we see how the school's teaching of pornography is intertwined with the prevailing societal debate about (in)equlity, normalization and consumption - affecting how teaching is implemented. The preliminary results also show subject didactic dilemmas and challenges resulting in the teaching being carried out within the mentoring assignment instead if being linked to one or more specific school subjects.

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Didactics
Research subject
Didactics
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urn:nbn:se:su:diva-198974 (URN)
Conference
Nordic Educational Research Association (NERA) Congress, Odense, Denmark, November 3-5, 2021
Available from: 2021-11-17 Created: 2021-11-17 Last updated: 2021-11-24Bibliographically approved
Ceder, S., Gunnarsson, K., Planting-Bergloo, S., Öhman, L. & Arvola Orlander, A. (2021). Sexualitet och relationer: Att möta ett engagerande och föränderligt kunskapsområde i skolan. Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sexualitet och relationer: Att möta ett engagerande och föränderligt kunskapsområde i skolan
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2021 (Swedish)Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

Kunskapsområdet sexualitet och relationer skapar engagemang, både i skolan och i samhället. Det är också ett område som ständigt är aktuellt – inte minst då både skola och lärarutbildningar har fått stärkta mål. Denna bok syftar till att stödja lärarna i detta uppdrag.

Boken beskriver sexualitet och relationer i ett samhälleligt sammanhang och kunskapsområdets historiska utveckling fram till nutid. Dessutom diskuteras både skolövergripande och mer undervisningsnära aspekter samt hur sexualitet och relationer ingår i skolans värdegrunds- och kunskapsuppdrag. Med utgångspunkt i didaktiska frågor om vad, hur och varför undersöks hur kunskapsområdet kan behandlas i den praktiska undervisningen och hur utmaningar kan bemötas. Vidare betonas hur samarbete mellan lärare, elever, elevhälsa och skolledning kan bidra till ett produktivt utforskande av kunskapsområdet.

Boken riktar sig främst till lärarstudenter men också till verksamma lärare och skolledare inom samtliga årskurser men med tyngdpunkt på grundskolans senare år

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Studentlitteratur AB, 2021. p. 176
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Didactics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-195384 (URN)9789144151403 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2021-08-16 Created: 2021-08-16 Last updated: 2022-02-25Bibliographically approved
Planting-Bergloo, S., Arvola Orlander, A. & Jakobson, B. (2021). Sexuality Education: Upper Secondary Students’ Conversations on Contraceptive Methods. In: : . Paper presented at AERA, American Educational Research Association, ONLINE, April 8-12, 2021.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sexuality Education: Upper Secondary Students’ Conversations on Contraceptive Methods
2021 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
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Didactics
Research subject
Didactics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-195505 (URN)
Conference
AERA, American Educational Research Association, ONLINE, April 8-12, 2021
Available from: 2021-08-19 Created: 2021-08-19 Last updated: 2022-02-25Bibliographically approved
Arvola Orlander, A., Gunnarsson, K., Planting-Bergloo, S., Öhman, L. & Ceder, S. (2021). Undervisningn om och med normer. In: Sexualitet och relationer: Att möta engagerande och föränderligt kunskapsområde i skolan. Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
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2021 (Swedish)In: Sexualitet och relationer: Att möta engagerande och föränderligt kunskapsområde i skolan, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2021Chapter in book (Other academic)
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Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2021
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Didactics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-195894 (URN)9789144151403 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-08-26 Created: 2021-08-26 Last updated: 2022-02-25Bibliographically approved
Arvola Orlander, A. & Lundegård, I. (2020). Sex Education — Normativity and ethical considerations through three lenses. In: Kathrin Otrel-Cass, Maria Andree, Minjung Ryu (Ed.), Examining Ethics in Contemporary Science Education Research: Being Responsive and Responsible (pp. 91-106). Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sex Education — Normativity and ethical considerations through three lenses
2020 (English)In: Examining Ethics in Contemporary Science Education Research: Being Responsive and Responsible / [ed] Kathrin Otrel-Cass, Maria Andree, Minjung Ryu, Springer, 2020, p. 91-106Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter highlights how ethical norms concerning human sexuality manifest when we explore teaching through different lenses. We present a study which emanates from a conversation in an upper secondary school biology classroom in which students were assigned the task of identifying and discussing taken-for-granted societal norms concerning different aspects of human sexuality. In order to highlight norms present in teaching we use the metaphor of the lens. Thus, by highlighting three depths of fields (DOF) we can zoom in and out on what takes place in different classroom encounters and facilitate a discussion on the ethical implications for research. The first lens focuses on the transactions taking place when each student is given the opportunity to challenge common contemporary assumptions about specific content relating to sexuality and relationships. With the second lens we focus on what happens in the immediate exchanges between the classmates. Finally, the third lens focuses on what becomes visible when highlighting the transactions and exchanges in relation to the historical and societal context within which these take place and what, from a research ethics perspective, becomes important to take into consideration.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2020
Series
Cultural Studies of Science Education, ISSN 1879-7229 ; 20
Keywords
Depth of field, Lens, Transaction, Ethics, Human sexuality
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-184736 (URN)10.1007/978-3-030-50921-7_6 (DOI)978-3-030-50921-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-09-02 Created: 2020-09-02 Last updated: 2022-02-25Bibliographically approved
Planting-Bergloo, S., Arvola Orlander, A. & Jakobson, B. (2020). Säkrare sex? Gymnasieelevers samtal om preventivmedel. In: LFK 2020: Book of abstracts. Paper presented at Lärarnas forskningskonferens, Stockholm, Sweden, October 26, 2020. ONLINE (pp. 52-52).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Säkrare sex? Gymnasieelevers samtal om preventivmedel
2020 (Swedish)In: LFK 2020: Book of abstracts, 2020, p. 52-52Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Sex- och samlevnadsundervisningen ingår sedan läroplansreformen 2011 i flertalet ämnes- och kursplaner. Kunskapsområdet som av tradition varit no- och biologilärarnas ansvar har dock fortfarande ofta en anatomisk och reproduktiv ansats (Bredström et al., 2018). Studien syftar därför till att utforska gymnasieelevers syn på olika preventiva metoder. Studien, som genomfördes inom ramen för gymnasieskolans naturkunskapsämne, utforskar elevsamtal om traditionella och hormonella preventivmedel i relation till det digitala preventivmedlet Natural Cycles. Elevernas samtal innefattar även frågan om ansvar gällande preventiva metoder. Studien som genomfördes med hjälp av fältanteckningar och ljudinspelningar omfattar både elevsamtal och lektionsgenomgångar från sammanlagt tolv lektioner i en och samma gymnasieklass. Med en teoretisk utgångspunkt i Haraways (1991) cyborgteori och Foucaults (1980) biopolitik analyseras de mänskliga och icke-mänskliga relationer och spänningar som uppstår i elevernas samtal sinsemellan och i elevernas mötet med preventiva metoder på sociala medier. De preliminära resultaten visar att naturvetenskapliga fakta om mänsklig reproduktionen är viktig för elevens förmåga att navigera mellan fördelar och nackdelar hos de olika preventiva metoderna. Elevernas samtal överskrider dock en traditionell och heteronormativ ingång i sex- och samlevnadsundervisningen, där skydd från oönskad graviditet och sexuellt överförda sjukdomar, såväl historiskt som idag är en central del av den svenska och internationella sexualundervisningen (Bredström et al., 2018; Ringrose et al., 2019). Studien visar vidare att lärarens normkritiska ansats och sexualhistoriska tillbakablick tillhandahåller eleverna  med möjligheten att diskutera såväl ansvarsfrågor som heteronormativa antaganden relaterade till preventivmedel. Studien visar också på ett ifrågasättande av användningen av hormonella preventivmedel (till fördel för digitala preventivmedel), som ofta är kopplade till olika biverkningar hos användaren. Foucaults (1980) biopolitiska begrepp ger vidare en möjlighet att lyfta blicken från elevernas klassrumssamtal och analysera den svenska sex- och samlevnadsundervisningens fostransuppdrag ur ett mer övergripande perspektiv och som en tradition med rötter i 1700-talet. 

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Didactics
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Didactics
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urn:nbn:se:su:diva-195507 (URN)
Conference
Lärarnas forskningskonferens, Stockholm, Sweden, October 26, 2020. ONLINE
Available from: 2021-08-19 Created: 2021-08-19 Last updated: 2022-02-25Bibliographically approved
Planting-Bergloo, S., Arvola Orlander, A. & Jakobson, B. (2020). The entangled Swedish natural science sexuality education. In: : . Paper presented at NERA, Nordic Educational Research Association, Åbo, Finland, mars 6-8, 2020.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The entangled Swedish natural science sexuality education
2020 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Engaging students in discussions about sex and relationships is hard, and the task is even more hampered by sexuality education interacting with and being framed by religiosity and secularism (Rasmussen, 2017). Yet, the sexuality education is by 49% of the Swedish youth (16-29-year old) considered as sufficient. The school provides reliable knowledge, but the young find themselves to have limited knowledge about gender, relationships, gender equality, norms and LGB perspectives (Public Health Agency of Sweden, 2017). Sexuality education is by tradition taught by biology teachers. Therefore, the area often has a physiological, natural scientific and secular outset (Bredström, Bolander, & Bengtsson, 2018), even though it nowadays is included in several other subjects. The Nordic sexuality education is often producing a distinction between disciplinary knowledges where knowledge in biology education is treated as scientific facts, whereas knowledge situated in the social sciences and ethics curricula is treated as topics of discussion. There is a need to challenge an existing separation of a biological sexuality education from its political, moral and religious context (Svendsen, 2017). 

The study aims to contribute to the field of sexuality education by identifying and exploring students’ conversations on virginity in upper secondary sexuality education. In the study, conducted in two classes of 17-18-year-old student’s, virginity was a recurring topic of conversation. With an outset in Baradian (2007) theory figurations of virginity appearing in the student conversations were explored, as well what the figurations enabled and produced in entangled material-discursive relations. The analysis of student conversations were also performed as a diffractive reading, which consisted of several readings of theoretical concepts in relation to the student conversations to construct ‘a process of thinking with the data and with the theory’ (Mazzei, 2014, p. 744). 

In the result the five figurations of virginity appearing in the student conversations indicate an educational need to address the phenomenon virginity from a broad range of perspectives. The result further explicate a need amongst researchers as well as practitioners to acknowledge both secular, cultural and religious perspectives in the production of natural scientific sexuality education. 

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Didactics
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urn:nbn:se:su:diva-195491 (URN)
Conference
NERA, Nordic Educational Research Association, Åbo, Finland, mars 6-8, 2020
Available from: 2021-08-19 Created: 2021-08-19 Last updated: 2022-02-25Bibliographically approved
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