Our teaching resource is an is ideal to help students to think about conflict through this famous international example, but then taking it back to whatever conflict issues students here may face.
The pack has been especially designed for the use in history lessons, citizenship education, RE, geography, English. Dealing with Conflict is tied in with all learning outcome requirements of key stage 3-5.
It also suits extremely well all areas of community cohesion, inter-faith, and inter-cultural, youth-work, as well as intra-religious, and intra-cultural work, especially where conflicts may slide in, as well as general education on conflicts (including the ones the students experience) how they occur, and methods of defusing them.
What is offered in the training on 3rd of February?
We are offering conflict, mediation and cohesion insights, that are modeled after this special village, but refer to the local needs of children in your own school. The pack has a plethora of topical activities, and games and an entire educational resource, which we will run through with you.
In the workshop you will be given creative examples of application, and the tools to “think large” with a solid understanding of dialogue from one of the hardest testing grounds on earth.
The Workshop is led by Susan Denton Brown, a former Head of Religious Education, who is also a conflict facilitator for Neve Shalom ~ Wahat al-Salam, and nonviolence trainer for the Gandhi Foundation.
The institution, School for Peace is based in the village of Wahat Al-Salam ~ Neve Shalom, Israel, one of the first pioneers in Arab / Jewish relations since the 1970s, and still the only successful community in Israel, and to probably globally, where Arabs and Jews live together by choice. The village also houses the first successful mixed kindergarten and primary school in the Middle East teaching Arabs and Jews together (in two languages with the three religions). This without any loosing any sense of their cultural identity, but gaining insights into the others.
The School for Peace in Wahat al Salam ~ Neve Shalom is one of the most acknowledged centres of encounter in the region and internationally. It compares to similar centres in Northern Ireland, South Africa, the FYR and so on. Mostly young people, Jews and Arabs over 16 are brought together here every year, on a constant basis for four days at a time and learn to engage with and encounter the other in a method that considers all the imbalances and problems that divide the two communities. Very unique ways of working with people have evolved there. Detailed information on this can be read in Halabi: Israeli and Palestinian identities in Dialogue, an academic book that discusses the method in detail.
The British Friends of Wahat al Salam ~ Neve Shalom act as the UK representative of the village and fund all educational institution in the village.
More in depth information is available on our website www.oasisofpeaceuk.org (select Conflict Education).
The Teaching pack on its own costs £19.50 plus postage.
The general costs of the teachers seminars ia £70 full rate and £50 concessions (this includes a copy of the pack), and £50 and £30 for the optional follow up course.
When and Where?
The date for our next training workshop is 3rd Feb. 2008 ay St Ethelburgas Centre for Peace and Reconciliation (near Liverpool Street Station.).
We are also able to run bespoke training in any area on the UK, given a minimum of bookings (depending on the region). Just contact us to discuss!
For any other questions about the packs, training, Neve Shalom ~ Wahat al-Salam please get in contact.