Do we make a difference? Teaching and researching peace at tertiary level

Spence, R and Makuwira, J 2005, 'Do we make a difference? Teaching and researching peace at tertiary level', Journal of Peace Education, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 17-31.


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Collection: Journal Articles

Title Do we make a difference? Teaching and researching peace at tertiary level
Author(s) Spence, R
Makuwira, J
Year 2005
Journal name Journal of Peace Education
Volume number 2
Issue number 1
Start page 17
End page 31
Total pages 15
Publisher Routledge
Abstract This article reflects upon the theories and methodologies that inform peace studies teaching and research practice. It explores the challenges faced by tertiary educators working within the narrowing confines of current university structures, and, by analysing the motives, process and methodologies that have shaped one particular program, suggests that a dynamic and adaptive approach to teaching is necessary to ensure relevance and currency. It promotes the idea of partnership between educators and students and between researchers and participants in order to ensure that activities contribute to constructive social change. It concludes that tertiary educators can and do contribute to promoting social justice by adopting emancipatory adaptive pedagogies and methodologies.
Subject Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Economics, Business and Management)
Keyword(s) Social Justice
Statistical Significance
Peace
Social Change
Teaching Methods
Educational Research
Higher Education
Teacher Student Relationship
DOI - identifier 10.1080/1740020042000334073
ISSN 1740-0201
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