We Want Peace…Education!

Course description

Course overview and purpose:
Peace education essentially communicates both values supportive of peace and non-violence, and the reasoning and interpersonal skills required for non-violent conflict resolution. The aims of peace education in schools, in general terms, is to raise children’s social intelligence and general reasoning ability, to raise awareness of social justice, promote empathy and honesty, to reduce selfishness and greed, and to teach children how to make constructive use of the freedoms they enjoy in a democratic society.
Through this training course, participants will learn details of peace education as a process of promoting the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to bring about behaviour changes to enable children, youth and adults to prevent negative conflict and violence at home, at schools and at workplaces. The main purpose is to develop the understanding of common human values which foster co-existence, tolerance and acceptance, by empowering teachers to endorse peace culture in schools, colleges and other academic institutions as a way of promoting peace in society. This training proposal emphasises the positive peace approach and therefore, the training course will be based on this same approach to peace.

Learning outcomes:

  • to acquire theoretical knowledge on conflict management, constructive, peaceful and harmless reaction on it;
  • to explore connection between peace, human rights and formal education institutions;
  • to learn the theory of non-violence as a way of treating the other and how it can be applied to classroom learning environment of pupils;
  • to gain knowledge on human rights education, difference between freedom of speech and hate speech;
  • to learn Non-violent communication as a new approach in communication with others.
  • to react peacefully and manage any type of crisis and to be non-violent in the state of emergency or catastrophe;
  • to respect and value human rights on the everyday basis by using peaceful approach;
  • to detect, report and combat hate speech in communication with others, media and on social networks;
  • to use non-violent communication as a tool of peaceful communication and respect of human rights and dignity.

Admission information

  • Language : English
  • Language level prerequisites : Good understanding of the English language (writing, speaking, understanding)
  • Duration : Two weeks
  • Audience :

    Teachers from primary and secondary schools, VET schools.

  • General prerequisites :

    Participation subject to a selection process. Please, ask for more details.

  • Maximum number of participants : 25
  • Minimum advance reservation : 6 months

Available dates

Padova (Italy)

  • 17.07.2022 - 27.07.2022 - To be confirmed
  • 14.08.2022 - 24.08.2022 - To be confirmed
  • 11.09.2022 - 21.09.2022 - To be confirmed

Sessions will be confirmed only when the minimum number of participants is reached.

In case your school wishes to send more than 6 participants together to the same course, we may evaluate the possibility to offer an extra session only for you (and in this case, we would be pleased to evaluate your proposal for fixed dates).

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