“The participative component of the peace learning process is also a practice of freedom itself, and a praxis where reflection and action occur.”
Alicia Cabezudo and Magnus Haavelsrud explore the relationship between context, content and form in their 2013 article “Rethinking Peace Education.”
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“The underlying emphasis in peace education is on understanding violence, and exploring alternatives to violence. It is vital to remember that violence is not restricted to physical harm but also includes psychological harm, emotional abuse, discrimination, exclusion, denial of opportunities, exploitation, criminalization of identities, etc. Violence is part of our everyday reality.” – Chintan Girish Modi
“How does anyone ever learn a really new thing? Since utopias are by definition ‘new,’ ‘not-yet,’ ‘other,’ human beings will be able to function in them in ways that do not throw us back to the old order only if we pay enough attention to the learning. Wishful thinking about the desired transformation of consciousness as an inevitable historical process distracts us from studying the difficult disciplines that will make transformation possible.” – Elise Boulding [continue reading…]
“I do not need to establish a deep, lasting, time-consuming personal relationship with every student. What I must do is to be totally and nonselectively present to the student – to each student – as he addresses me. The time interval may be brief but the encounter is total.” – Nel Noddings [continue reading…]