TEACHERS at a workshop with the theme "Peace Education" believe creative teaching strategies to facilitate peace education can be incorporated into classroom-based assessment activities.
The "Strengthening Participation of Children in Peace Building in Small Island Nations with a High Prevalence of Violence, Ethnic Discrimination and Tribal Conflict" is a three-year project funded by the European Union and facilitated by Live and Learn in Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands.
The workshop saw over 20 primary level teachers sharing experiences on creative teaching strategies, strengthening their skills in facilitating peace education using the rights-based approach and establishing networks.
Live and Learn field trainer William Young said the two main goals of the workshop were the strengthening of the meaningful participation of children towards understanding their rights and their empowerment to express their rights as a way of building peace within their communities.
Participants said they enjoyed sharing ideas and teaching strategies and revealed to facilitators those strategies could be implemented in the classroom setting.
Shynil Kaur, a Class Six teacher at Deenbandhu Primary School said she would return to her school and share the new ideas and strategies with other teachers.
She said peace education was a necessity in the wholesome development of children.