1st Edition

Teaching Peace and War Pedagogy and Curricula

Edited By Annick T.R. Wibben, Amanda E. Donahoe Copyright 2020
    180 Pages
    by Routledge

    180 Pages
    by Routledge

    This comprehensive volume on teaching peace and war demonstrates that our choice of pedagogy, or the way we structure a curriculum, must be attentive to context. Pedagogical strategies that work with one class may not work in another, whether over time or across space and different types of institutions, regardless of the field of study. This book offers insight on how to address these issues. The chapters contain valuable information on specific lessons learned and creative pedagogies developed, as well as exercises and tools that facilitate delivery in specific classrooms. The authors address a wide range of challenges related to broader questions on what teachers are trying to achieve when teaching about peace and war, including reflections on the teacher’s role as a facilitator of knowledge creation.

    This collection offers a valuable reference for scholars and instructors on structuring peace and war curricula in different global contexts and pedagogical strategies for a variety of classrooms.

    The chapters in this book were originally published in the journal Peace Review.

    1. Peace and War in the Classroom

    Amanda E. Donahoe and Annick T.R. Wibben

    Part I: Pedagogy

    2. Podcasting Pedagogy for Teaching Peace and War

    Kujtese Bejtullahu, Rahel Kunz and Ruxandra Stoicescu

    3. Teaching Peace with Popoki

    Ronni Alexander

    4. Teaching Peace Education at a South African University

    Vaughn M. John

    5. Participatory Action Research for Peacebuilding

    Sylvia Kaye and Geoff Harris

    6. Teaching Counterfactuals from Hell

    Anjali Kaushlesh Dayal and Paul Musgrave

    7. Truth, Sources, and the Fog of War

    Joakim Berndtsson and Arne F. Wackenhut

    8. Conflict and Engagement in "Reacting to the Past" Pedagogy

    Julie C. Tatlock and Paula Reiter

    9. Group Projects as Conflict Management Pedagogy

    Amanda Ellsworth Donahoe

    10. Teaching Religion, Conflict, and Peace

    Tanya B. Schwarz

    Part II: Curricula

    11. Idealism Versus Pragmatism in Teaching Peace in Pakistan

    Zahid Shahab Ahmed

    12. The Intrigue of Peace and War Curriculum in Africa

    Kudakwashe Chirambwi

    13. Decolonizing Practices for Western Educators

    Michelle Rivera-Clonch

    14. Teaching Peace, Not War, to U.S. History Students

    Timothy Braatz

    15. War and Peace in Iraqi Kurdistan’s History Curricula

    Marwan Darweish and Maamoon Alsayid Mohammed

    16. Transrational Peacebuilding Education to Reduce Epistemic Violence

    Hilary Cremin, Josefina Echavarría and Kevin Kester

    17. Teaching Tangible Peace

    Patrick T. Hiller

    18. Teaching the United Nations, Gender, and Critical Pedagogy

    Georgina Holmes

    19. Taking a Stand (or a Seat) in the Peace Studies Classroom

    Kyle B. T. Lambelet

    20. Circle of Praxis Pedagogy for Peace Studies

    Mike Klein, Amy Finnegan and Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer


    Annick T.R. Wibben is Anna Lindh Professor for Gender, Peace and Security at the Swedish Defence University in Stockholm, Sweden. Her research straddles critical security and military studies, peace studies, and feminist international relations. She has written two books, Feminist Security Studies: A Narrative Approach (2011) and Researching War: Feminist Methods, Ethics & Politics (2016).

    Amanda E. Donahoe is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Centenary College of Louisiana, USA. She teaches International Relations and Comparative Politics broadly, and the intersection of identity and peace/conflict processes more specifically. Her research focuses on gender and peacebuilding exemplified by her book Peacebuilding through Women’s Community Development: Wee Women’s Work in Northern Ireland (2017).