Educating for Peace

Course code EDUC6262Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

This course explores contemporary research into approaches to Peace Education including peacekeeping, peacemaking and peacebuilding. It explores the relationship of the Human Rights Conventions to Peace Education and the constructions of the knowledges, values and skills that underpin a peaceful school curriculum. It offers a critical examination of case studies where a peaceful pedagogy has been implemented for effective conflict resolution and contextualised peacebuilding. Pedagogical strategies to support a peacebuilding curriculum are generated.

Not available in 2014

Previously offered in 2012, 2011
ObjectivesThis course provides students with the opportunity to:
1. develop an understanding of theories and principles of Peace Education;
2. identify key Human Rights Conventions and their significance for Peace Education;
3. identify the knowledge, values and skills of peacebuilding in an educational context;
4. critically examine case studies which exemplify approaches to peacebuilding through the curriculum; and
5. develop contextualised curriculum employing peaceful pedagogy.
ContentThe following list indicates indicative course content:
Educating for Peace through Human Rights
* an historical overview of peace education
* perspectives in peace education
* developing the knowledges, values and skills of Human Rights

A Curriculum for Peaceful Learning
* global developments in peaceful curricula
* curriculum planning for peaceful learning
* issues based curriculum development

A Pedagogy for Peaceful Learning
* teaching the knowledges, values and skills of Human Rights
* case Studies of peaceful pedagogy

Global Perspectives on Peace Curriculum
* Resources for Peace Education
Replacing Course(s)NA
TransitionNA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNA
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
Teaching MethodsSelf Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssessment Item 1 40% 2,000 words or equivalent.
Consisting of an essay on the theory and principles of Peace Education and their relation to Human Rights Conventions
ProjectsAssessment Item 2 60% 3,000 words or equivalent.
Design, implement and evaluate a peacebuilding curriculum in response to an identified issue of conflict.
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term