Educationforpeace-dot-comis a resource for the promotion of "skills for a better world". It is in active use by teachers that wish to teach themes related to peace, or wish to promote peace skills in their classrooms, and for facilitators of workshop in peace related themes. The website is also used as a resource for workshops at summer camps and seminars, both in connection with youth work and by voluntary organisations involved in training mediators, teaching for intercultural/interreligious dialogue and other such activities.
Developing skills for a better world
Many skills must be developed to nourish peacework. Specialised competence is needed to support all the measures that make a holistic input for peace. A great deal and diversity of knowledge is needed to develop the best strategies. This is beautifully exemplified by the Peacework Tree diagram, created by Tim Wallis, former director of Nonviolent Peaceforce.Educationforpeace-dot-com focuses on the skills regarded as the core peace skills: communication, conflict transformation, personal conflict management, promoting positive attitudes, dialogue and more.
Educationforpeace-dot-com gives a short introduction to education for peace and its pedagogical platform, and describes how to build up a successful workshop around a topic. You will find suggestions for exercises and games for the various stages of the workshop, together with various educational "packages" and activities for each topic to be covered, skill to be trained, or stage of the workshop (warming up, evaluation etc.) - see the drop down menus above. The site includes over 200 different activities. The aim and instructions for each activity is included, in addtion for the time required and the age group most suited.
Some of the activities are limited to certain age groups and themes. Others fit into a broad range of educational situations. Some we have made ourselves, others we have "borrowed" (with permission) from other webs sites and books. All of the excercises have been quality assured by trials in various Oslo schools, and workshops on the basis of other countries, such as Canada, Palestine, Egypt, Mexico, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Ukraina and Syria.
The activities are marked with the following colour code according to the age range they are suited to:
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NEWS:The Norwegian Peace Council has now entered a partnership with Peace Action Training and Research Institute of Romania (PATRIR) and Nansen Dialogue Center Serbia for a project on violence in schools.
Thank you for visiting our site. We hope that you enjoy the activities and find them as useful as we have.