Education for peace | Luisa Martinez Baxin

Now what we return to the classrooms with a different look at the educationteachers, academic coordinators and educational authorities are adapting and adapting new learning strategies with the aim of favoring the cognitive development of children and adolescents. However, it is essential to mention after passing a pandemic like COVID-19, we can’t keep teaching in the same way; In addition, there are aspects that influence the educational issue, the political, economic, social and technological context.

Therefore, the idea of change the teaching methodsAbove all, consider a peace education. We know that children and adolescents have at their disposal the social mediaThey use various accounts to surf the Internet without parental supervision, they even watch various series and movies that are within their reach, they want to appear or imitate their favorite artist, athlete, influencer, and there is also no shortage of those who prefer to do the challenge of the day. .

It is the parents who have the obligation to be aware of waiting for their childrenalthough, it is also true that in the schools It is vitally important to promote peace culture. For this, it is necessary to emphasize this concept, we will try to give some meanings.

It is understood as the absence of violencethe positive peace It focuses on the values ​​and forms of human relationship, appreciating cultural differences, tolerance and respect for others, equality between people and the defense of rights. human rights.

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Are the teachers who are in the classroom, the protagonists of being able to dialogue, share and live with the students. In school life you have the opportunity to change the way of teaching, leaving traditional methodologies behind, and directing education towards the needs and interests of students. This last point is addressed to the 21st century schoola space that should develop experiential experiences that lead to discovering peace as the way of living relationshipsteaching them to think, reflect, to respond to their needs and interests, develop the abilities and skills of young people, mainly change the social relationships that create violence.

The challenge for the teacher is to find the way to be able to implement in their daily work the learning of the creative management of the conflicts, break the spiral of violence that manifests itself in various ways in our classrooms; that is to say, to generate the change of attitudes towards the relationshipsnot only among the students but also in ourselves, to inculcate the values ​​that emerge from education for peace, promoting situations of justice, respect for our rights and a harmonious coexistence.

achieve a peace education It is not only the responsibility of the teacher, it involves all the agents that compose it: teachers, students, support staff and parents. Also, create a peace culture in school environments starts from taking into account some attitudes: openness to change, constant review of their relationships with their students and colleagues, listening skills, good humor, seeing problems from different perspectives, tolerance and patience, promoting spaces of trust, being open to criticism, granting participation and freedom expression to the group.

Start a peace culture in schools it is not an easy job, it requires attitude, commitment and responsibility on the part of everyone; the lines mentioned above can remain in the discourse and not be put into practice, it is only to be considered that to give a big step in education It is important not resist change.

Garcia Herminia and Ugarte Darío. (1997). Resolving conflicts at school. Manual for Teachers. Peruvian Association of Negotiation, Arbitration and Conciliation- CEPPA- PERU, pp.1-55.

Education for peace | Luisa Martinez Baxin