UNDERSTANDING AND NEGOTIATING CONFLICTS IN OUR SCHOOLS, FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES
EDUC2040 COURSE PROFILE
The University of Queensland
This course provides a critical overview of theoretical and applied principles of Peace Education. It begins by introducing students to historical and contemporary views of peace and security as well as to views of the roots of violence and conflict. It then discusses peace, conflict and violence in educational settings. As well, this course explores the role of violence in our lives and the lives of others and how peace education can help deal with this violence. Students are then introduced to various case studies (community, whole school and classroom approaches) and skills for practical conflict resolution.
The course will help students further their understanding of the sources and roles of conflict, violence and peace. It will facilitate dealing with violence and conflict creatively and pro-actively. It will also prepare them to teach about and practice peace, nonviolence, and conflict resolution in their workplaces, families and communities.