There is a growing demand for peace education, yet few know of the learning opportunities that exist for gaining knowledge, developing capacities, and building the fundamental pedagogical skills for teaching peace.
To address this lack of availability of information, the Global Campaign for Peace Education, in partnership with the International Institute on Peace Education and the Peace Education Initiative at The University of Toledo, is building a directory of programs, courses, and workshops in peace education.
We need your help to build this directory. If you are running a program, teaching a course, or are currently a student studying peace education, or have the necessary information about such a program, please take a few moments to complete our online form. We are interested in gathering details about current formal (university based), informal (conferences, non-university based trainings) and non-formal (independent, citizen-based) programs of study and ongoing trainings and workshops.
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What we are looking for:
There is already sufficiently rich data related to peace studies programs, thus for this survey we are seeking to gather information specifically related to peace education programming.
We are looking for submissions of programs, courses and trainings specific to the study of and preparation of formal and non-formal educators to teach for peace. The submission should go beyond the content of peace and conflict studies courses. It should emphasize pedagogy or practice, teaching theory, educational policy, or research related to peace education.
Peace education programming might be broken down into two broad categories 1) the study of education (systems, philosophy, pedagogy) and its role in building peace, and 2) teacher and learning facilitator training and preparation in peace education (theory, methodology, pedagogy). More simply stated, these categories are 1) the study of peace education and 2) preparation for the practice of peace education.
Programs, courses and trainings in these areas might include – but are not limited to – study of the philosophy of education, critical pedagogy, democratic education / citizenship education, emergency education, critical race theory, urban education, social justice education, restorative practices, conflict resolution (and mediation) education, development studies, human rights education and learning, gender equity and equality and women’s empowerment.
In general, we are interested in courses oriented towards adult learners or educators, not programs offered directly to students in schools.