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Personal profile

Biography

I am Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Monash University. My research interests lie in the area of critical sexuality education, the intersections between religion, culture and sexuality education, teaching controversy, real world ethics and democratic education. I am the author of ‘Living West, Facing East: The (de)construction of Muslim Youth Sexual Identities’ (2011, Peter Lang, NY) and co-editor of ‘Critical Sexuality Education’ (2018, Peter Lang, NY) with Professor Andrew Kam-Tuck Yip (University of Nottingham). My work is widely published in top level journals such as Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, Sex Education, International Journal of Research and Method in Education, which span disciplinary fields such as culture, religion, psychology, sociology, youth studies and health. I have recently completed an international collaboration with Australian and New Zealand colleagues (Professor Mary Lou Rasmussen, Associate Professor Louisa Allen, Dr Kathleen Quinlivan and Dr Clive Aspen) as part of a prestigious Discovery Project Grant from the Australian Research Council (ARC). This project investigated cultural and religious diversity in sexuality education. My current project investigates effective pedagogies in the teaching of controversial issues in Primary, Secondary and Early Childhood educational settings. I am on the editorial board of 'Curriculum Inquiry', 'Diaspora, Indigenous and Minority Education' and 'The Review of Education, Pedagogy and Cultural Studies'. 

Research interests

  • Controversy in Education
  • Ethics in Education
  • Effective pedagogies in teaching controversy and ethics in education
  • Sexuality Education and Schooling
  • Cultural and Religious Education
  • Curriculum Theory, Design and Development
  • Critical Theory and Pedagogy
  • Critical Action Research and Ethnography

Supervision interests

 

Present Students:

Amarpreet Kaur

Associate Supervisor

Enrolled: Doctorate by Research

Project title: Overcoming the silence: Indian Australian women and their experience of domestic violence

Supervisor 50%

1/01/17 → …

 

Josephine Prestia

Main Supervisor (Principal Supervisor)

Enrolled: Doctorate by Research

Project title: The nature of the relationship between the triad: Teachers, teacher aides and special needs students

Supervisor 50%

4/07/16 → …

 

Huda Kahwaji

Main Supervisor (Principal Supervisor)

Enrolled: Masters by Research

Project title: Multimodality: Meaning Making in Second Language Writing

Supervisor 50%

26/05/15 → …

 

Cyrus Nickson

Main Supervisor (Principal Supervisor)

Enrolled: Doctorate by Research

Project title: Pre-service Teachers Development of Intercultural Competences: An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis

Supervisor 50%

1/01/15 → …

Completed Thesis

  • Eko Purwanti

    Main Supervisor (Principal Supervisor)

    Enrolled: Doctorate by Research

    Project title: Building Professional Learning: Lesson Study as a model of collaborative reflective practice in English as a Foreign Language Teaching in Indonesia

    Supervisor 50%

    26/04/16

  • Teuku Zulfikar

  • Associate Supervisor

    Completed: Doctorate by Research

    Project title: Young Indonesian-Muslims in Australia: identity, family and the ummah

    Supervisor 25%

    1/06/09 → 13/03/12

  • Ahmad Bukhori Muslim

    Associate Supervisor

    Completed: Doctorate by Research

    Project title: Acculturation, identification and hybridity: cultural identity negotiation among young Australians of Indonesian origin

    Supervisor 25%

    19/02/14 → 14/04/15

  • Farzana Zebeen Khan

    Associate Supervisor

    Completed: Doctorate by Research

    Project title: Negotiating the silenced 'self' purdah, globalization and tradition: resistance and agency among Muslim female university graduates in Bangladesh

    Supervisor 25%

    13/02/13 → 28/06/16

  • Eva Natsis

    Main Supervisor (Principal Supervisor)

    Discontinued: Masters by Research

    Project title: Reclaiming the Spiritual Dimension in Contemporary Pedagogy.

    Supervisor 75%

    11/12/13 → 22/08/14

Keywords

  • Sexuality Education
  • Culture and Religion
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • Critical Theory
  • Inclusive Education
  • Critical pedagogies
  • Ethics in education
  • Controversy in Education

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Projects 2009 2014

Research Output 2001 2019

Dialogic teaching: towards reconfiguring classroom talk about sexuality

Sanjakdar, F., 27 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Pedagogy Culture and Society. 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

(Re)presenting religion in sexuality education for a democratic society: an interdisciplinary and critical discussion

Sanjakdar, F. & Yip, A. K-T., 2018, Critical Pedagogy, Sexuality Education and Young People: Issues about Democracy and Active Citizenry. Sanjakdar, F. & Yip, A. K-T. (eds.). New York NY USA: Peter Lang Publishing, p. 115-129 15 p. (Adolescent Cultures, School & Society; vol. 71).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Beyond the classroom: the role of controversy and real world ethics in education

Sanjakdar, F., 2018. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractOther

Can difference make a difference? A critical theory discussion of religion in sexuality education

Sanjakdar, F., 2018, In : Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education. 39, 3, p. 393-407 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Critical Pedagogy, Sexuality Education and Young People: Issues about Democracy and Active Citizenry

Sanjakdar, F. (ed.) & Yip, A. K-T. (ed.), 2018, New York NY USA: Peter Lang Publishing. 222 p. (Adolescent Cultures, School & Society; vol. 71)

Research output: Book/ReportEdited BookOtherpeer-review

Activities 2016 2019

  • 4 Editorial responsibility

The Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies (Journal)

Fida Sanjakdar (Editorial board member)
23 Mar 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

Race Ethnicity and Education (Journal)

Fida Sanjakdar (Editorial board member)
2 Feb 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education (Journal)

Fida Sanjakdar (Editorial board member)
2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

Curriculum Inquiry (Journal)

Fida Sanjakdar (Editorial board member)
2016

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

Press / Media

Interview with Swedish TV: Larlabbet

Fida Sanjakdar

24/02/19

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Religious schools need to acknowledge that students are sexual being

Fida Sanjakdar

23/05/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Generation XXX SBS Insight program

Fida Sanjakdar

8/05/12

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment