INTERNATIONAL PEACE PROMOTION ACTION IPPA Rasa …

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RELATION BETWEEN PEACE
PROMOTION AND EDUCATION
SECTOR
INTERNATIONAL PEACE PROMOTION ACTION
IPPA
Rasa Useliene
Relation between war and peace
 War: weak efforts and great results
 Peace: big efforts and weak results
 Peace preconditions war
Role of education
 Aside political measures, to secure
and promote peace while educating
intelligent and conscious citizen, a
member of community
Lithuania on the way of peace
promotion
 Membership of UNESCO (tool for
global promotion of peace and
security through nations cooperation
in the areas of education, science and
communication) – since 7 October,
1991
 Membership of UNESCO’s Associated
schools Project Network (ASPnet)since 1995: 23 high schools
Role of ASPnet
 To promote the ideals of UNESCO by
conducting pilot projects with the aim
of better preparing children and
young people to meet effectively the
challenges of an increasing complex
and interdependent world.
Areas of action in the ASPnet
Strategy (1)
 Learning to know
(holistic learning and meaningful knowledge suitable to
adjust them to vital and changing world and to be
able to make decisions)
 Learning to do
(involving of students in collecting information, analyzing
and drawing conclusions using problem-solving
techniques, non-violent resoluiton of conflicts,
creativity and communication skills)
Areas of action in the ASPnet
Strategy (2)
 Learning to be
(reinforcement of humanistic and ethical dimensions of
education and promotion of students’ critical thinking,
attitudes and commitment to peace)
 Learning to live together
 (reinforcement of the goal of learning to be together
through confirming a sense of identity, self-worth and
self-confidence combined with respect for other
cultures)
Activities of ASPnet schools (1)
3-4 activities annually:
 Human rights (the Day of Human
Rights – 10 December)
 Multicultural Dialogue (Week of
Languages, project Mondialogo)
 Global issues (The Earth day)
 Citizenship (Week/day of Citizenship)
Activities of ASPnet schools (2)
 Joint activities:
 Joint theatre plays (“You have a
right”: under the Convention of
Children rights)
 Participation in the project
Mondialogo
Why we need participation in the
ASPnet activity?
 Participation in the ASPnet is
challenging: activities must involve
children into implementation of them,
not only to be formal performance
 Schools’ community benefit from the
activities within ASPnet: development
of the community
Situation in higher education of
Lithuania (1)
 High level of internationalization:
Erasmus programme, Interatlantic programmes,
Other exchange programmes, export of higher
education studies into less developed countries
 Benefit for participants of exchange
programme: development of competences
 Global benefit: promotion of peace through
education and multicultural dialogue
Situation in higher education of
Lithuania (2)
 Promotion of citizenship:
Celebration and commemoration of state and national
holidays and events, involvement as big as possible
community of academic society
Problems
 Not sufficient level of understanding of
global issues:
reserveness (national feature), indifference, lack of
multicultural understanding
 Problems typical to most European
countries
 Lithuania is open to taking good
experience from other countries.
Education sector follows as well this
direction
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