Topics for the 3rd International Peace Education Conference
In recent years, peace education has been a priority from an academic perspective and the school setting. Here the meaning of peacekeeping in other educational and life stages is introduced and discussed. Should this be the focus overall, German civil society could contribute to the pacification of violent conflicts, which may consequently cause people to flee. The conference addresses the overall theme “War-Flight-Migration-Peace” and the following topics will be discussed in several panels:
1. Panel: Peace – A challenge for pedagogy in the migration society
The conference aims to provide the background information, causes, consequences, solutions and methodological requirements of education theory - and practical peace education research, as well as to put up the possible practical peace-education approaches for discussion.
2.Panel: Peace – Interdisciplinary perspectives on peace in the migration society
Which unavoidable restrictions - for example, peace education in the learner and teacher training - are subjected to a peace education, which is limited in this way to instrumental pedagogy functions? How does this shape the self-conception and self-regulation of the involved parties (EU-Organizations, ministries, university, school, non-university and extracurricular institutions, associations, theatre-, music- and art institutions, etc.)? What opportunities does the project "Social peace through education" have, when people are ranked, divided, marginalized and discriminated in terms of their national, cultural and social origin, gender or religious beliefs? And what are the alternatives? Should and can be War-, Migration- and Peace aspects stronger weighted by peace education models and concepts, so that they achieve a better benefit for the social peace integration? Depending on the answers to such questions by the "Applied pedagogy" and on the implementation of relevant findings in Peace education concepts, as they are currently demanded more and faster than ever, the reality of cultural diversity will shape the future design of democratic societies.
3.Panel: Languages – The bridge to peace
What weight does the mother tongue have for the integration of refugees? Does the mother tongue prohibit or allow - support or obstacle the multilingualism? What kind of qualifications does a teacher require to convey German (or the language of the country) as a second language? How can teachers use the mother tongue of the learner as a benefit to facilitate the learning of a second or of an additional foreign language?
4. Workshop: „Good Practices“– Model examples of peacebuilding through education