A key goal is to carry out peace education as part of teaching in a range of school subjects in accordance with the curriculum.
The sub-project is carried out in close cooperation with Professor Arto Kallioniemi, UNESCO Chair in Values, Dialogue and Human Rights in Education. The sub-project is funded by the Finnish National Agency for Education.
During the sub-project, we will organise general and school subject–specific think tanks, in which ideas for concrete learning assignments and topics of discussion in peace education and global citizenship will be drawn up in a range of subjects.
The project will result in a manual and learning materials for peace education in various school subjects and thematic entities that transcend subject boundaries.
In the think tanks, ideas for concrete learning assignments and topics of discussion in peace education and global citizenship will be drawn up in a range of subjects. The think tanks are open to teachers, researchers and other operators active in the teaching sector.
You can register by clicking on the name of the relevant think tank in the list below.
5 October at 16.00: World Teachers’ Day, a think tank for class teachers
10 October at 16.00: World Mental Health Day, a think tank on peace education in philosophy and psychology teaching
11 October at 16.00: International Day of the Girl Child, a think tank on peace education in foreign language teaching
31 October at 16.00: World Cities Day, a think tank on peace education in history and social studies teaching
2 November at 16.00: International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, a think tank on peace education in Finnish and first language teaching
8 November at 16.00: A think tank on peace education in mathematics, physics and chemistry teaching
9 November at 16.00: A think tank on peace education in biology and geography teaching
30 November at 16.00: Day of Remembrance for All Victims of Chemical Warfare, a think tank for school developers and leaders
19 January at 16.00: A think tank open to all teachers
24 January 2023 at 16.00: International Day of Education, a think tank open to all
Over the course of the Peace education in schools sub-project, a group of experts representing the project’s broad-based expertise will convene three or four times. The meetings are aimed at collaboratively brainstorming and advancing peace education in Finland.
The expert group is tasked with supporting the development and implementation of the peace education manual and materials produced in the sub-project.
The manual will be drawn up utilising a research-based and participatory approach. The manual will seamlessly integrate peace education into regular teaching based on the curriculum. The goal is to support teachers in including peace education as a natural part of the teaching in their school subjects and to develop the operating culture of their schools in a collaborative manner to promote sustainability and realise a culture of peace.