Presentation on theme: "Global Summit on Childhood 31 March - 3 April 2016 San José, Costa Rica Creating a Better World for Children and Youth Through Sustainability, Social Innovation,"— Presentation transcript:
Global Summit on Childhood 31 March - 3 April 2016 San José, Costa Rica Creating a Better World for Children and Youth Through Sustainability, Social Innovation, and Synergy Association for Childhood Education International
Closing General Session 2 April 2016 Dr. Toh Swee-Hin (S.H. Toh) Distinguished Professor Head, Dept. of Peace & Conflict Studies Laureate, UNESCO Prize for Peace Education 2000
EDUCATING TOWARD A CULTURE OF PEACE
Meaning of “peace” needs to go beyond “absence of war or direct violence ” All learners, from children and adults, facilitated to understand “peace” in all its forms and levels, including direct physical violence, structural violence (social, economic, political), cultural violence, psychological violence and environmental violence. Motivate learners to understand a holistic, multi- dimensional framework of peace responsive to fulfilling all aspects of human security and planetary security.
UNESCO views “culture of peace” as: a growing body of shared values, attitudes, behaviors and ways of life based on : Nonviolence respect for fundamental rights and freedoms; understanding, tolerance and solidarity; sharing and free flow of communication; and full participation and empowerment of women UNESCO
Drawing on peace education work in various contexts in the Global north and Global South, developed a “flower metaphor” for educating toward a culture of peace (Toh Swee-Hin & Virginia Cawagas)
Goals of Peace Education How can education contribute to a better awareness of the root causes of conflicts, violence and peacelessness at the personal, interpersonal,c ommunity, national, regional and global levels? How can education simultaneously cultivate values and attitudes that will encourage individual and social action for building more peaceful selves, families, communities, societies and ultimately a more peaceful world?
dismantling the culture of war
Living with justice & compassion
Promoting human rights & responsibilities
building intercultural respect, reconciliation & solidarity
Living in harmony with the earth
Nurturing inner peace
Culture Of Peace educating for dismantling a culture of war educating for living with justice and compassion educating for educating for human rights & intercultural responsibilities solidarity educating for educating for personalenvironmental peace care
PEDAGOGICAL PRINCIPLES OF PEACE EDUCATION All issues All levels All sectors Inter-related of Education school & society HOLISM respectful mind, heart listening & spirit DIALOGUE CRITICAL EMPOWERMENT open to new ideas commitment to participatory & personal & social democratic action & teaching-learning transformation VALUES FORMATION Personal VALUES FORMATION Structural Cultural Universal Roots Consensus