Symposium 2018: (Re)Thinking and (Re)Inventing Sustainable Peace and Human Rights Educational Practices

(Re)Thinking and (Re)Inventing Sustainable Peace and Human Rights Educational Practices

6.-8. December, 2018 in Basel, Switzerland

As the world we live in undergoes vast global and social changes, pedagogical theories and practices are somewhat lagging behind. Emerging new challenges and needs, such as the integration of refugees and immigrants, human rights, and gender-related power struggles all call for creative alternative practices and frameworks that allow personal and collective narratives to enter the classroom and academic sphere. Open-source online resources, such as children’s books and videos promoting peace and human rights, can offer solutions to these new challenges. 

The 2018 symposium provided create a platform for education experts with a focus on emancipatory feminist critical pedagogy to question, (re)think and (re)invent practices and methods that promote sustainable peace and human rights advocacy, and provide an outlet for testimonies of human rights violations and exhaustion. During the symposium the participants discussed and shared new theories, practical (how-to) tools and methods developed by educators via a collaborative translation of theory into practice.

The Georg Arnhold Symposium 2018 was organized together with swisspeace the Swiss Peace Foundation in Basel, Switzerland.

Best Practice - Peacebuilding, Mediation and Critical Education

The symposium produced several short films and a longer video of the participants sharing their experiences with theories, methods and tools that they have developed and applied in their practical work.

You can find the videos on the institute's YouTube-Channel.