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Understanding Conflicts and the Process of Peaceful Resolution: What educators can and should do to promote peace?
The course aims to provide basic concepts of conflicts and the process of peaceful resolution from the perspective of educators. It will guide participants to understand what conflict is, why conflict occurs or happens, and how we should handle the conflict situations. Even though it stresses on conflict prevention as ‘prevention is better than cure’, it also deals with conflict management, conflict resolution, conflict transformation and peacebuilding through peace education and various communication strategies and skills.
The course further introduces additional concepts of peaceful conflict resolution processes and techniques including indigenous mechanisms, e.g. Pax Africana and many other contemporary mechanisms. It further introduces the various types of conflicts educators face in classrooms, and school compounds, such as school bullying, hate-speeches, sexual harassments, juvenile delinquencies, violent extremism as well as religious fundamentalism or radicalism… The course also deals with peaceful resolution of conflicts at community levels, e.g. ethnic and clan conflicts, organized crimes, factions and discrimination as well as marginalisation in the community; wand it also outlines the places of educators as peace makers and mediators. The course helps participants to gain knowledge, skills, develop positive attitude to learn to live together peacefully and in dealing with conflicts in a peaceful way, i.e. attaining peace by peaceful means.
With the cases from various contexts, including Africa and other corners of the world, it is designed to deepen the participants' theoretical and practical knowledge and skills of conflict and peaceful conflict resolution as well as specific tools and strategies to practice handling/resolving of conflicts in classrooms and communities as well as in other multi-cultural and multi-social settings.
Application period : 09-04-2018 ~ 09-25-2018 Learning period : 09-27-2018 ~ 10-24-2018 Certificate : Yes