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Decolonising Peace Education in Africa

Decolonising Education for Peace in Africa

Decolonising Peace Education in Africa

Decolonising Education for Peace in Africa (DEPA) will address the question: What are the different knowledges and values underpinning peace and how can these practices be connected and compared across countries to create curriculum content and mode of delivery in informal and formal settings, Secondary and Higher Education (HE), in order to decolonise peace education?

Operating across 5 countries – Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe and the UK - the project will, for the first time, provide new data based on Arts and Humanities methodologies on how peace is understood within displaced and marginalised communities. Researchers, community workers and communities that have experienced conflict will connect to produce state of the art knowledge.

The Network

A network that will amplify and enhance African knowledges on peace education and embed these in teaching research on peace.

Proof of Concept Projects

Proof of Concept Projects across 5 African countries will create a Network to enable local knowledge and values of peace to be incorporated into peace education and training.

Artistic Creations

See the creative outputs of DEPA’s arts and humanities activities.

Research Approach

DEPA’s research approach will be centred on the Proof of Concept projects in the first instance, using participatory arts research methods.

Educational Resources

Using Learning Design approaches, creating Open Educational Resources (OERs) to develop and deliver teaching materials to young people who have had interrupted study due to conflict.

Creating

New data based on Arts and Humanities methodologies on how peace is understood within displaced and marginalised communities.