The Disarmament Program currently has two Mightybell Collaborative Workshops online which we ran for the 2014-2015 academic year.
During the 2015-16 academic year, IPE members began researching current programs that address bullying around the world. Our Collaborative Workshop will continue in the 2016-17 academic year, as the place for ongoing discussion and synthesis of our research. Later in the year, we will begin to report on our first experiments with a new value-creation based approach to building sustainable peace in our classrooms and schools.
The purpose of these workshops is to not only broaden our own knowledge about the many resources available from the United Nations and other NGOs in areas of education for peace, for human rights and for sustainability, but also to develop our own ideas and strategies - based on our study of value-creating pedagogy - to bring these topic areas into our classrooms or other learning environments.
We share information, resources and experiences from around the world throughout the academic year, and open opportunities for students to take action that impacts their communities on International Day of Peace, Sept. 21; International Human Rights Day on Dec. 10, and International Earth Day on April 22.