Georg Arnhold International Summer School

Education in Emergencies

Theories and Methods – Curricula and Educational Media – Teachers and Teacher Training

Braunschweig, Germany

The Summer School will bring together early-career scholars, senior researchers and practitioners to critically explore theories and methods, curricula and educational media, the role and training of teachers of Education in Emergencies (EiE), focusing on all educational levels as well as formal and non-formal educational practices.

Presentations at this year's Summer School

  • Erica Aiazzi (University of Oxford): Security and EU funded aid for education to Lebanon
  • Oliver Belarga (Kansai University): Encouraging and Empowering, rather Enforcing: Education in Emergencies Curriculum in the Philippines
  • Denise Bentrovato (University of Pretoria): History textbooks under fire: from emergency response to post conflict reform
  • Meenakhsi Chhabra (Lesley University): A trauma informed approach to teacher training for conflict and post-conflict contexts- A Palestinian case study
  • Vidur Chopra (Harvard University): ‘I am tired but strong’: An examination of Syrians’ academic and social supports in pursuit of higher education in Lebanon
  • Eunice Githae (Kenyatta University): Contextual and Systematic Factors Enhancing Effectiveness of Education in Emergencies: Practices in Conflict Prone Areas of Kenya
  • Sonja Hövelmann, Ruhr-Universität Bochum: Education provision in protracted crises: Northern Iraq as a Case Study
  • Arlo Kitchingman (Save the Children UK): Save the Children
  • Björn Klüver (PLAN International Germany): The Education in Emergencies Intervention in Rakhine state in Myanmar, funded by UNOCHA
  • Line Kuppens (University of Antwerp/ KU Leuven): The role of education in peacebuilding: An analysis of the impact of teachers’ views and practices with regards to peace and conflict in Côte d’Ivoire and Kenya
  • Reuben Lewis (Hiroshima University): Complexities of introducing new technologies for Education in the midst of Emergencies: A Case of LAN4USEF project
  • Yver Melchor (Loyola University, Chicago): Education in Emergencies and Epistemologies from the South
  • Gilbert Munyemana (IDEMBE Ltd, Educational Technology, Kigali): The potential of mobile applications for language learning in emergency situations
  • Dan Odaba (United States International University – Africa): Application of Conflict Resolution Skills for Teacher Training for Education in Emergencies
  • Mustafa Öztürk (Hecettepe University, Ankara): Promoting Social Inclusion through Extra-Curricular Learning Modules for the Children in Emergencies
  • Elizabeth Peña Velasco-Lory (Expertise France, QUDRA Education & Social Cohesion Program): Rethinking education in emergencies for Syria Crisis. Coordination Efforts between Research and Implementation in the Field
  • Giovanni Scotto (Gerog Eckert Institute/ Università degli Studi di Firenze): Preparing Teachers for Peace Building
  • Fadi Skeiker (University of Minho), Presentation and Workshop: Applied Theatre and Refugees
  • John Sturtz (Keene State College): Students first: Understanding refugees’ perspectives of education in emergencies and the implications for teacher training
  • Miho Taka (Coventry University): Reclaiming education in post-conflict Rwanda
  • Nathaniel Umukoro (Delta State University Nigeria): Education in Emergencies in Nigeria: Scope, Complexities and Reforms
  • Amber Webb (University of Maryland): Troubling Gender, A Case Study of Emergency Education in Iraq

The summer school program will be published soon.

To participate

You can register your participation at the Georg Arnhold Summer School via email to summerschool [at] gei [dot] de. Deadline is July 14, 2017.

The working language of the Summer School will be English. No registration fees apply.


Georg Arnhold International Summer Schools at the GEI

2016: Human Rights Education in Secondary School Settings

2015: Transitional Justice and Education

2014: Teaching and Learning About the Past in the Aftermath of (Civil) War and Mass Violence

Denise Bentrovato, Karina V. Korostelina, Martina Schulze (Ed.): History Can Bite. History Education in Divided and Postwar Societies. V&R unipress, 2016.  (ISBN 978-3-8471-0608-1)

Zur Teilnahme anmelden

Ihre Teilnahme an der Georg Arnhold Summer School können Sie bis zum 14.07.2017 unter summerschool [at] gei [punkt] de anmelden.




Wendy Anne Kopisch and Katharina Baier
Program coordinators Georg-Arnhold-Program/Publications and International Cooperation
Branch Office B0.09 and B0.03
Phone: +49 531 59099-274