The focus of this theme is on the preparation and planning for teaching nonviolent peacebuilding at various levels. There will be opportunities to design curriculum content and learning processes appropriate to context and to consider the experience of others who have been educating in this area.
Content areas: review of sample curricula and lesson outlines; familiarity with learning aims, activities, resources and teaching process; creating local, school-based curriculum outlines and developing plans for implementation.
Year 10-12 Unit Sample: Peace and Nonviolence
Week 1 Reality review: what is violence/nonviolence
Week 2 Historical, anthropological and theological connections
Week 3 Transformation – the nonviolent Jesus
Weeks 4/5 People of Peace – past and present; local, national, global stories
Weeks 6/7 Practice of nonviolence in our daily lives
Weeks 8-9 Engage – create local projects for nonviolent peacebuilding
Week 10 Review and reflect