Classrooms in Peace: Pedagogical Strategies

Enrique Chaux

Abstract


The concept of citizenship competencies has emerged recently as a valuable alternative in education for peace and democracy. The formative evaluation of the Colombian Classrooms in Peace program has enabled us to analyze diverse pedagogical strategies for developing the following eight fundamental citizenship competencies for constructive conflict management and aggression prevention: anger management, empathy, perspective-taking, creative generation of options, consideration of consequences, active listening, assertiveness, values clarification.

In the previous issue of IJED we published the preliminary results of the Classrooms in Peace program. This article complements the former by highlighting the pedagogical strategies that have enabled the development of these citizenship competencies in an environment that is motivating and meaningful for students.

Keywords


Citizenship competencies; Conflict management; Agression prevention