Educating for the 21st Century is a dynamic course designed for educators at all levels, incorporating case-studies and field visits. The course will demonstrate techniques for the integration of peace education into your curriculum and teaching.
The Earth Charter will be presented and discussed as a unique educational framework for helping build a more sustainable, peaceful and just global community.
By: The course is being offered by the United Nations mandated University for Peace’s Centre for Executive Education in San Jose, Costa Rica. Participants will be awarded a certificate upon completion of the course.
Dates: Offered from June 20 – 27, 2010.
Course Format: The course is designed to be practical and hands-on, with space for sharing and reflection. The course will travel to the most scenic cloudforest region of Monteverde for the last 2 days of the course. For a more detailed itinerary, please see this link.
Topics: The main themes include:
i) Educating in a Changing World
ii) Pedagogies for the 21st Century
iii) Leadership Skills for Educators
iv) Learning from Living Cases
v) Education for Sustainable Development
Mohit Mukherjee is the founder and director of the UPEACE Centre for Executive Education and a faculty member at UPEACE. Prior to this position, he led the Education Programme of the Earth Charter Initiative, an international nonprofit organization. He has a Bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and his Master’s from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Jason Laker is currently the Associate Vice-Principal & Dean of Student Affairs at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada. He is also appointed within the Gender Studies Department and Cultural Studies graduate program. Dr. Laker holds a B.S. from Central Michigan University, an M.A. in Community Counseling from Adams State College (Alamosa, CO), and a Ph.D. with a major in Higher Education Administration and Organization from the University of Arizona.