Eminent academics from worlds of neuroscience, education and psychology voice concerns over popularity of method noting that it is ineffective, a waste of resources and potentially even damaging as it can lead to a fixed approach that could impair pupils’ potential to apply or adapt themselves to different ways of learning.
This short e-book by Sam Crowell introduces how the Earth Charter can be used to create a values-based context for Peace Education and Education for Sustainable Development. It present the basis for an Earth Charter Pedagogy that will be expanded upon in subsequent publications.
The second day of the Aegis Trust’s three-day Peace Education colloquium began with a panel on different tools to deliver peace education content in Rwanda. The key question for discussion was how to identify the right teaching and learning tools for the right context.
In Factis Pax is a peer-reviewed online journal of peace education and social justice dedicated to the examination of issues central to the formation of a peaceful society – the prevention of violence, political challenges to peace and democratic societies. Volume 10 Number 1, 2016 is now available.
Transformative Peace Pedagogy: Fostering a Reflective, Critical, and Inclusive Praxis for Peace Studies
This article by Tony Jenkins offers a brief philosophical and pedagogical framework and rationale for transformative peace pedagogy as a preferred approach and philosophy of teaching and learning in peace studies. Transformative peace pedagogy fosters the development of a self-reflective praxis and nurtures a holistic, inclusive relationship between the inner (personal) and outer (political, action oriented) dimensions of peacebuilding. This praxis is the basis for both internal consideration and social and political action that is pursued by peace studies.
Invitation to Participate: Survey Exploring Networked Impact of Peace/Conflict-Focused International Education Programs
Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Boston are conducting a study on the networks formed through peace/conflict-focused international education and study abroad programs, and the impact that these networks have in fostering peace. If you direct (or work/teach in) such a program, or have in the past, they ask for your assistance in filling out an online survey.
This manifesto, issued by ‘El Colectivo Educación para la Paz’ of Colombia outlines a collective commitment to, and vision for, peace education through clearly articulated values and principles for peace education and peace pedagogy.
‘El Colectivo Educación para la Paz’ (The Peace Education Collective) constitutes an effort of several universities, research centers and non-governmental organizations at the national and international order committed to the design, management and implementation of plans, programs and projects of national and international practices aimed at reducing social exclusion and violence impact, as well as strengthen a culture of peace, peaceful coexistence and recognition of differences.
Call for Applications: 2017-18 Georg Arnhold Visiting Research Fellowship in Education for Sustainable Peace
The Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research is pleased to announce the Call for Applications for the 2017/2018 Georg Arnhold Visiting Research Professorship in Education for Sustainable Peace.
Gandhi Peace Foundation has evolved pedagogy on Peace Education based on Gandhian Values for school children. This is being implemented in schools run by the Chennai Corporation with the help of teachers and college students. A one-day orientation for this project was held on June 22 for 30 teachers from thirty Chennai High & Higher Secondary Schools.
Dr. Swaleha Sindhi suggests that in conflict-affected situations education is about more than service delivery; it is a means of socialization and identity development through the transmission of knowledge, skills, values and attitudes across generations. Education may therefore be a way of contributing to conflict transformation and building peace.
“Promoting Global Peace and Civic Engagement through Education,” edited by Kshama Pandey and Pratibha Upadhyay, outlines the pedagogical practices necessary to inspire the next generation of peace-bringers by addressing strategies to include topics from human rights and environmental sustainability, to social justice and disarmament in a comprehensive method. Providing perspectives on how to live in a multi-cultural, multi-racial, and multi-religious society, this book is a critical reference source for educators, students of education, government officials, and administration who hope to make a positive change.
- 4th Nov 2015
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(Original article: UNESCO Bangkok, 10-30-15) Following a special seminar at UNESCO Bangkok on 16 October 2015, Fernando M. Reimers of Harvard University and Eleonora Villegas-Reimers of Wheelock College reflect on global education in view of building a sustainable, inclusive and peaceful world. The recently approved Sustainable Development Goals place education at the core of this […]
UNICEF: Research Consortium on Education and Peacebuilding10-5-2015 Find out more about UNICEF Learning for Peace at the dedicated programme website: learningforpeace.unicef.org In the context of debates relating to teachers’ role in educational outcomes, accountability and management, this Literature Review explores their potential to be active agents of peacebuilding. Specifically, the review aims to explore their role […]