Peace Education Summary by 3pGi6p


									                     Peace Education Presentation by: Sheryl Lerm, Maneesha Peters, Fatima Rahmat, Victoria Robson, and
                                                                                                       Stephanie Taylor

                                  Peace Education Summary
What is Peace Education?
  - Brings together multiple traditions of pedagogy,
      theories of education, and international
      initiatives for the advancement of human
      development through learning.
  - It is fundamentally dynamic, interdisciplinary,
      and multicultural.
  - Aims to cultivate the knowledge, skills, and
      attitudes needed to achieve and sustain a global
      culture of peace.
  - Understanding and transforming violence is

Why Teach Peace Education?
  - Aims to develop skills, attitudes, and
     knowledge with co-operative and participatory learning methods and an environment of
     tolerance, care, and respect.
  - Students take responsibility for their own growth and achievement while teachers care for the
     wellbeing of all students.
  - Is an opportunity to promote the total welfare of students, advocate for their just and
     equitable treatment of youth, and promote individual and social responsibility for both
     educators and learners.
  - Through pedagogy and social action, peace educators demonstrate that there are alternatives
     to violence.
  - Peace education aims not to reproduce but to transform.

How to Teach Peace Education?
  - Build bridges of support among key participants.
  - Peace education relies on families, communities, and social networks to affect positive and
      lasting change.
  - “Think globally act locally”
  - Link theory with practice, international issues to individual efforts.
  - Do not work alone. The international peace education community is active and growing
      through networks, publications, global campaigns, national initiatives, and international

Georgescu, D. Learning to Live Together: Integrating Peace Education and Poverty Alleviation.
       Retrieved from
       ali_oct08/6eSeminaire_LTLT_EducPaixReducPauvrete_EN.pdf on September 13, 2009.
Peace Education Foundation Website -
Peace Education Network Website -
Teaching Peace Conference Website -

                     Peace Education Presentation by: Sheryl Lerm, Maneesha Peters, Fatima Rahmat, Victoria Robson, and
                                                                                                       Stephanie Taylor

               Peace Education Social Studies Curriculum Connections
Grade 5:
   - Cluster 2 – Early European Colonization
         o 5.2.3 Cultural Interaction in Early Canada
         o 5.2.4 French-British Colonial Rivalry
Grade 6:
   - Cluster 2 – An Emerging Nation (1914-1945)
         o 6.2.1 World War I
         o 6.2.4 World War II
Grade 7:
   - Cluster 2 – Global Quality of Life
         o 7.2.4 Power, Wealth and Justice
Grade 8:
   - Cluster 3 – Ancient Societies Greece and Rome
         o 8.3.4 Roman Empire

                                        Teacher Resources

   -   Province of Manitoba – Manitoba Healthy Schools
           o The province of Manitoba along with Manitoba Healthy Schools has provided a
               number of resources for conflict resolution. At this website they have a link to eight
               different programs for all ages.
   -   The Teaching Peace Conference
           o This conference is held yearly for educators, community leaders, parents and students.
               Their main objective is to bring everyone together to discuss how peace is taught and
               made within the classroom and community, brainstorm new creative ways to teach
               peace, and discuss peace research.
   -   United Nations Cyber School bus
           o This website provides many lesson plans and activities which can be used in the
               classroom for peace education. There are five units provided all with overview and
               objective, preparation, learning activity, and assessment links. Each unit has a
               designated age ranging from 8 years old to 14+ years old.
   -   Peace Curricula and Classroom Resources (
           o This website provides many links to different resources such as video clips,
               PowerPoint presentations, and activities for classroom use. There are resources for all
               ages, and a link to the Peace Education Theory.
   -   Conflict Resolution: Safe Schools – MECY (2005)
           o This document was created by MECY for conflict resolution in Manitoba schools.
               There are 22 pages of books, video kits, videos, and web sites provided for grades K-

      Peace Education Presentation by: Sheryl Lerm, Maneesha Peters, Fatima Rahmat, Victoria Robson, and
                                                                                        Stephanie Taylor

12. They focus on how to recognize/stop bullying in schools, violence prevention,
gangs and handling peer pressure, etc.


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