Transformative pedagogy for peace-building: A guide for teachers

This guide is designed to build the capacity of teachers so that they are informed and empowered in why and how to educate for peace-building. It offers an analysis of conflict, examines the role of ethics, expands on the elements of transformative pedagogy and provides practical tools to assess learners’ understanding of peacebuilding concepts and skills. It concludes with 20 engaging activities to support experiential learning. Transformative pedagogy empowers both teachers and learners. It encourages learners to be reflective and critical thinkers who are able to contribute meaningfully as members of local and global communities. It also redefines role of teachers. Teachers become facilitators with the disposition, knowledge, skills and commitment to support students to develop their full potential as peace-builders. Transformative Pedagogy for Peace-Building: A Guide for Teachers is produced as part of the Teacher Training and Development for Peace-building in the Horn of Africa and Surrounding Countries project, funded by the Government of Japan. The project’s long-term goal is to develop a critical mass of teachers able to implement effective teaching and learning essential for preparing peace-loving and productive youth in Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda. This goal is aligned with AU’s Agenda 2063, which promotes increased regional integration, peace stability, and equitable economic development. It also contributes to SDG 2030 Goal 4 on inclusive and quality education and Goal 16 on promoting peaceful and inclusive societies.

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Education for Peacebuilding
Teaching and Learning