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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:

Pritha Dahal

M.Ed by Research Principal Supervisor Thesis title: Implementing Learner Centred Education: Experiences of Nepali Secondary school teachers and Leaders

 

Abdulrahman Alghamadi

Principal Supervisor

PhD

Project title: Growing up as a Third Culture Kid

Sweta Patel

Associate Supervisor

PhD

Project Title: Early Children Education: Experiences of Overseas born and trained teachers

 

Josephine Prestia

Principal Supervisor

PhD

Project title: Collaboration between teachers and LSOs at one Catholic School

 

Huda Kahwaji

Associate Supervisor

PhD

Project title: Multimodality: Meaning Making in Second Language Writing

 

 

 

 

 

 

Completed Thesis

Eko Purwanti

Principal Supervisor

PhD

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

Teuku Zulfikar

Associate Supervisor

PhD

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

Ahmad Bukhori Muslim

Associate Supervisor

PhD

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

 

Farzana Zebeen Khan

Associate Supervisor
PhD

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

 

Eva Natsis

Principal Supervisor
PhD
Project title: Reclaiming the Spiritual Dimension in Contemporary Pedagogy

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 2021

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