peacebuilding

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Teaching English for Reconciliation

Originally posted on chroniclesofhopekorea:
Teaching English for Reconciliation by Jan Edwards Dormer and Cheryl Woelk was recently released.  I was pleased to be able to interview them about this progressive approach to language teaching and learning that is concerned with the development of the whole person. 1) Why is reconciliation important in educational contexts? Learner-centered…

Language Learning as Peacebuilding? Not always

At Language for Peace, our work is rooted in the belief that learning language has the potential to be an act of peacebuilding. But is it always? When is it not? The case of indigenous language learning in Canada, a colonial nation with a horrific history of linguicide of indigenous languages, is a complex one. Learning indigenous languages outside … Continue reading

Book Review: Teaching Fairly in an Unfair World

Teaching Fairly in an Unfair World by Kathleen Gould Lundy As a classroom teacher, I was always on the lookout for resources that would help me connect what we were doing in school to students’ lives. One of the most helpful resources was a book called Teaching Fairly in an Unfair World by Canadian author Kathleen … Continue reading

Second Language Expression and Remaking Self

As I’ve begun paddling around in the wide seas of thought in the fields of language, peacebuilding and mission, I’ve come away with the realization that this stuff is at least half in the practice–theory can only get us so far. But that doesn’t stop me from philosophizing often, and this article, Born Again in … Continue reading

The Meaning Between the Words and Peaceful Communication

I was driving to work a while ago and heard a short story on the radio about etiquette and rituals in Japanese business culture, and though I personally am not very interested in business, a part of the discussion caught my ear: “…What’s really important is understanding the different styles of communication that different cultures … Continue reading

What It Takes (And Means) To Learn English As An Adult

In listening to an old NPR news story from 2013, I got a good reminder of the difficulties that language learning presents for older learners. It’s exciting sometimes working with children, noting sometimes quite fast progression and the steady building of language knowledge. I remember the moments in my classroom after teaching a new question … Continue reading

International Day of Peace Classroom Materials

The Center for Cooperative Principals have created a useful education resource packet for the upcoming International Day of Peace on September 21, 2015. Something I found helpful for those of us who are a little newer to peace education, was the detailed discussion about creating a culture of peace and educating toward that. It is … Continue reading

What Teachers Need to Know about Critical Thinking Vs Creative Thinking

Both creative thinking and critical thinking are important in education. Peace education and language acquisition literature refers frequently to each. But what exactly are these ways of thinking and how do they contribute to learning language and peace? Continue reading

Book review: Voices of Harmony and Dissent

This past June, the Canadian School of Peacebuilding came out with a new book, Voices of Harmony and Dissent, a collection of essays from real peace practitioners in the field. Some of the essays were focused simply on story telling, while others helped illuminate theoretical concepts pertinent to peacebuilding through real-life examples from their experiences. Continue reading

Restorative Approaches to Conflict in Schools

Check out the volume Restorative Approaches to Conflict in Schools: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Whole School Approaches to Managing Relationships for helpful articles on restorative justice in educational settings. This is a collection of educators from around the world writing about their experiences and knowledge gained from implementing restorative justice in their contexts. The book looks specifically at … Continue reading

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