Teaching Peace and War : Pedagogy and Curricula book cover
1st Edition

Teaching Peace and War
Pedagogy and Curricula

ISBN 9781032091235
Published June 30, 2021 by Routledge
180 Pages

FREE Standard Shipping
USD $48.95

Prices & shipping based on shipping country


Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

View More



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).