Peace Education: Designing Pedagogies for Change
Jonathan "Jon" E. Rudy

March 2 to April 1, 2021
Tuesday and Thursday | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Philippine Time (GMT+8)

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.

Registration is Closed
Registration has closed for this course. We hope that you will join us for this course in the future.

Course Fees

US$550 | PhP26,400

Our Facilitator

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 shutdown, he facilitated workshops at the Initiatives of Change, Caux Forum on Just Governance for Human Security in Switzerland.