Drawing on ideas, perspectives, and experiences from diverse contexts, this course seeks to provide peace education practitioners with a holistic and critical understanding of the concepts and approaches used in peace education. Essentially, the course explores approaches towards the development of a culture of peace as embodied in the UNESCO Program of Peace which encompasses the specific themes for the formation of the values of peace, conflict resolution, restorative justice, and respect for human rights. The course will also assist the participants in honing their competencies on how to develop and implement peace-oriented programs for their respective organizations reflective of the peace education framework through the experiences and lessons from different contexts. The course will help them become more intentional in integrating the peace education paradigm in their current peacebuilding and conflict transformation efforts.
The course welcomes formal and non-formal education teachers, community workers, and leaders of civil society organizations, government and religious leaders, military officers, youth leaders and any individual involved in peacebuilding.