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Education for Conflict and Coexistence

Conflict is understood to be “a dispute or difference of opinion in which interests clash or one or more needs are antagonistic.” (Cascón, Paco (2001). Educar en y para el conflicto. Bellaterra: UNESCO Chair on Peace and Human Rights)


By connecting this understanding of conflict to the way it is resolved traditionally, that is, through resort to violence, conflict can be seen to have negative connotations. However, it is also important to bear in mind that conflict

- is a form of respecting a diversity of opinions and ideas, and therefore the diversity of a group of people;
- encourages a search for innovative solutions which are suitable to everyone; and
- is a way for society to move toward better models of organization.

In this sense, conflict can also have very positive effects.

Assuming that conflict is an inherent part of human relations, education for conflict encourages not a shying away from conflict but a proactively confronting it, as well as favouring over competition dialogue and cooperation. Education for conflict requires training, for both oneself and others, in specific skills and aptitudes (known as provention), such as abilities of analysis, negotiation, and conflict transformation.

Games and activities by the Escola de Cultura de Pau

Positive view of conflict

Conflict and Us

Attitudes to conflict

Regaining Composure
While reading the Newspaper

Organisation of peaceful coexistence
Chaos City
Conflict Corner
Land, Sea, and Sky
Peaceful Pacifist
So what do we Decide?
The Group Says…


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