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ED542 Global Perspective on Peace and Conflict Resolution Education

Whether teaching art, government, or history, each teacher can play a role in preparing students to understand conflict, learn to build peace, and become engaged global citizens. This course introduces peace and conflict resolution education theories and practices while also exploring how today's global world impacts students and teachers. This course will begin with a brief overview of the field of peace and conflict studies. Students will critically explore causes of violence and methods of constructively addressing conflict and building peace. Following that, this course will examine globalization and its impact on today's classroom and world. Students will examine 10 core competencies of global education and their role in building peace and preventing conflict in an ever more connected world. Finally, this course will explore pedagogical approaches to peace and conflict education, focusing on experiential education. Students will learn and develop their own experiential education approaches that can be applied to any classroom. (3)