How can we educate for peace and sustainable development?

This June 2011 course in Costa Rica is for educators eager to create learning experiences to equip students for a future that is constantly changing.

rkshop on education for peace and sustainable development at the University for Peace Photo: UPEACE

From CEC member Mohit Mukherjee, University for Peace

The world is changing at an extremely rapid pace, affecting the essence of how we learn, interact, and work. As educators, can we create learning experiences to equip our students for a future that is constantly changing?

Course dates: June 27 – July 1, 2011

Course Format: The course is designed to be practical and hands-on, with space for sharing and reflection. The mornings will be typically spent on the campus of the University for Peace, complemented by afternoon fieldtrips. The course will travel to the most scenic cloudforest region of Monteverde for the last two days of the course.

Last years group consisted of educators from five continents who came together to share years of experience in classroom instruction as well as lessons learned in educational administration, NGO work, and for-profit organizations. While sharing their different perspectives, the educators joined in a common mission of integrating peace and sustainable development perspectives into their educational practices.

“My experience will truly enhanced both my personal and professional life. I look forward to reconnecting with Upeace as I continue on my professional, academic and personal paths! “ Karla Gouthro, 2010 participant

Contact Mohit Mukherjee at for more information


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