October 6 - November 5, 2020

Peace education is an essential task of moving a society to a culture of peace. Where and how this education happens is a matter of strategic priority when resources are limited.

Through interactive online-based learning, participants will bring their existing wisdom to the task of thinking through the design, content, and facilitation aspects of peace education for different ages in their settings. This course will involve work outside the synchronous learning sessions. Participants will be presenting their work to the group throughout the course.

Using Bloom’s Taxonomy of lower to higher level-thinking skills—knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis and synthesis, and evaluation—participants will explore all facets of facilitated learning. All participants will be expected to participate actively, sharing from their own experience in peace education and learning. The course time will be split evenly between 20 hours of real-time interaction (synchronous) with the facilitator and 20 hours of individual and group work between synchronous sessions.

Participants in this course should be open to exploring peace education as a positive change mechanism and be willing to embrace personal transformation as a starting point. This course welcomes people working at all levels of civil society, government and the security sector, who are looking to transform conflict through education while bringing positive change to personal relationships, community dynamics and/or national/international conflict issues.

The course is now completed. We are leaving this information here in case you may be interested in this course in the future. If so, please let us know.

Our Facilitator

Jonathan Rudy

Jonathan Rudy

Jonathan “Jon” E. Rudy is a global educator on the topics of human security, peacebuilding, conflict transformation and nonviolence. With more than 35 years of work in 30 countries in Asia and Africa, Jon’s recent training energies have gone toward human security and civil society. He is an 18-year veteran facilitator at the Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute, and teaches regularly at the University of Hargeisa, Somaliland. Jon served as Peacemaker-in-Residence at Elizabethtown College’s Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking from 2012-2019. He was a Senior Fellow for Human Security at the Alliance for Peacebuilding and a Senior Fellow at the Social Enterprise Service Group as a subject-matter expert in peacebuilding. He is a Fulbright Specialist, having supported the peace studies program at the Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts in Pune, India and is on the roster of UNDP ExpRes preapproved consultants in conflict resolution and peacebuilding. Jon is a core member of the Global Partners for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) Improving Practices Working Group.

Jon is a 2001 graduate of Eastern Mennonite Seminary and University in the USA with a MA in Religion and a Graduate Certificate in Conflict Transformation. He earned a Teaching for Higher Education Certificate from Temple University and has a BA in International Development, an AA in Industrial Arts and Minor in Communications from Bethel College in the USA.

Since Covid-19 Jon has facilitated Zoom-based peace and justice trainings. Before the global shut down, he facilitated workshops at the Initiatives of Change, Caux Forum on Just Governance for Human Security in Switzerland.

Course Fee:    US$550/₱26,400
Dates:   October 6 – November 5, 2020 
Day and Time:   Every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:00 PM Philippine Time (10:00 AM GMT)
Class Hours:   2-hour online class with 2 hours of outside class work per session per week
Platform:   Zoom for online class

Acceptance Criteria

Have the ability to communicate in English (oral and written).

Have at least two years’ experience in peacebuilding or in related areas of development or human rights.

Able to clearly outline objectives and strategies for applying the lessons and skills learned from the course to one’s work situation or specific context.

Open to dialogue with people of other faiths and cultures.

Have access to a good internet connection and necessary hardware.

Familiar with online programs (Zoom, web browser such as Google Chrome).