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Project: Peace Peddlers™

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Online Peace Education Peace Education Program

Project: Peace Peddlers™

Project: Peace Peddlers™ is an online peace education program for schools. The peace program is designed to empower teachers and students with the knowledge and skills to peacefully resolve conflict, reduce aggression and enhance learning. 

    STUDENT GOALS | COURSES    

Program Goals 

STUDENTS 

TO INCREASE AWARENESS 

  • the causes, types, and sources of conflict
  • various conflict styles
  • conflict resolution processes, procedures and approaches
  • various conflict triggers

 

TO ENCOURAGE THE USE OF 

  • interest-based negotiation
  • collaborative problem-solving

TO BUILD 

  • effective communication skills
  • emotional intelligence skills
  • mindfulness skills
  • personal conflict resolution skills
  • interpersonal conflict resolution skills
  • interest-based negotiation skills
  • collaborative problem-solving skills 

Student Curriculum 

ONLINE COURSES 

Introduction to Conflict Resolution 

Topics: dysfunctions of conflict; conflict and perceptions; philosophical propositions on conflict; conflict and the individual; types of conflict; origins of conflict and levels of interest; human essentials; kinds of conflict; sources of conflict; cross-cultural conflict; ways to address conflict; interest, rights and power; mediation; negotiation; collaborative problem-solving; emotional intelligence; conflict de-escalation.

Effective Communication 

Topics: thoughts on communication; dysfunctions of communication; communication and conflict; interpersonal conflict and communication; types of communication; communication ethics; transactional model of communication; channels of communication; parts of communication; perception; influences of perception; verbal and non-verbal communication; conflict communication patterns; listening and responses; active listening techniques; communication barriers; questioning; argumentativeness; I-Statements. 

Emotional Intelligence 

Topics: thoughts on emotion in conflict; emotional intelligence; core competencies; self-awareness; self-awareness: conflict triggers; self-awareness conflict behavior tendencies; self-management; self-management strategies; social awareness; social awareness strategies; perception-checking; relationship management; relationship management strategies. 

Mindfulness 

Topics: introduction to mindfulness; benefits of mindfulness; mindfulness and conflict; self and other needs; mindfulness and empathy; awareness; curiosity; experiencing; verifying; valuing; deliberating; evaluating; deciding; techniques for mindfulness. 

Personal Conflict Resolution 

Topics: introduction to personal conflict; emotions in personal conflict; steps to managing emotions in personal conflict; understanding personal conflict; position, interests, needs; reframing; mental processes in conflict; identifying issue; problem-solving; experiencing; verifying; valuing; deliberating; evaluation; deciding. 

Interpersonal Conflict Resolution 

Topics: introduction to interpersonal conflict resolution; steps to interpersonal conflict resolution; negotiation; collaborative problem-solving. 

Negotiation 

Topics: introduction to negotiation; stages and elements of negotiation process; negotiation styles; analyzing behavior in negotiation; goal-setting, identifying your goals, options and criteria of success; knowing your BATNA; negotiating strategies. 

Collaborative Problem-Solving 

Topics: introduction to collaborative, win-win problem-solving; stages and elements of collaborative problem-solving process; identifying underlying issue(s); understanding other’s issues; creating options; developing evaluation criteria; evaluating options; selecting options; implementing plan. 

    TEACHER GOALS | COURSES    

Program Goals 

TEACHERS 

TO INCREASE AWARENESS 

  • the causes, types, and sources of conflict
  • various conflict styles
  • conflict resolution processes, procedures and approaches
  • various conflict triggers 
  • strategies for conflict de-escalation 

TO ENCOURAGE THE USE OF 

  • interest-based negotiation
  • collaborative problem-solving

TO BUILD 

  • effective communication skills
  • emotional intelligence skills
  • mindfulness skills 
  • personal conflict resolution skills
  • interpersonal conflict resolution skills
  • interest-based negotiation skills
  • collaborative problem-solving skills
  • mediation skills 
  • conflict de-escalation skills

Teacher Curriculum 

ONLINE COURSES 

Introduction to Conflict Resolution 

Topics: dysfunctions of conflict; conflict and perceptions; philosophical propositions on conflict; conflict and the individual; types of conflict; origins of conflict and levels of interest; human essentials; kinds of conflict; sources of conflict; cross-cultural conflict; ways to address conflict; interest, rights and power; mediation; negotiation; collaborative problem-solving; emotional intelligence; conflict de-escalation.

Effective Communication 

Topics: thoughts on communication; dysfunctions of communication; communication and conflict; interpersonal conflict and communication; types of communication; communication ethics; transactional model of communication; channels of communication; parts of communication; perception; influences of perception; verbal and non-verbal communication; conflict communication patterns; listening and responses; active listening techniques; communication barriers; questioning; argumentativeness; I-Statements. 

Emotional Intelligence 

Topics: thoughts on emotion in conflict; emotional intelligence; core competencies; self-awareness; self-awareness: conflict triggers; self-awareness conflict behavior tendencies; self-management; self-management strategies; social awareness; social awareness strategies; perception-checking; relationship management; relationship management strategies.

Mindfulness 

Topics: introduction to mindfulness; benefits of mindfulness; mindfulness and conflict; self and other needs; mindfulness and empathy; awareness; curiosity; experiencing; verifying; valuing; deliberating; evaluating; deciding; techniques for mindfulness. 

Personal Conflict Resolution 

Topics: introduction to personal conflict; emotions in personal conflict; steps to managing emotions in personal conflict; understanding personal conflict; position, interests, needs; reframing; mental processes in conflict; identifying issue; problem-solving; experiencing; verifying; valuing; deliberating; evaluation; deciding.

Interpersonal Conflict Resolution 

Topics: introduction to interpersonal conflict resolution; steps to interpersonal conflict resolution; negotiation; collaborative problem-solving. 

Negotiation 

Topics: introduction to negotiation; stages and elements of negotiation process; negotiation styles; analyzing behavior in negotiation; goal-setting, identifying your goals, options and criteria of success; knowing your BATNA; negotiating strategies.

Collaborative Problem-Solving 

Topics: introduction to collaborative, win-win problem-solving; stages and elements of collaborative problem-solving process; identifying underlying issue(s); understanding other’s issues; creating options; developing evaluation criteria; evaluating options; selecting options; implementing plan.

Mediation 

Topics: introduction to mediation; benefits of mediation; the role of the mediator; mediation styles; the steps to mediation; mediator statements; questions for mediators. 

Conflict De-Escalation 

Introduction to conflict de-escalation; emotions in conflict de-escalation; communication in conflict de-escalation; escalating conflict and hostility; signs of hostility and aggression; things you should and should not do when someone is feeling hostile or aggressive; behavior: escalating and de-escalating; conflict de-escalation strategies. 

    OUTCOMES    

Students | Teachers

OUTCOMES 

STUDENT OUTCOMES

  • Increased conflict resolution competencies. 
  • Improved attitudes toward conflict.
  • Increased understanding of non-violent methods for resolving conflicts. 
  • Increased activity to stop physical violence from occurring.
  • Increased confidence to solve problems and help others solve problems. 
  • Decreased Negative Behavior – aggressiveness, destructive behavior, disciplinary issues and violent behavior. 
  • Reductions of suspensions for fighting. 
  • Reduced name-calling and verbal assaults.
  • Increased use of negotiation, problem-solving and mediation techniques.
  • Improved communication, problem-solving, critical thinking, emotional intelligence, collaboration and conflict resolution skills.
  • Improved academic achievement. 

TEACHER OUTCOMES

  • Increased conflict resolution competencies. 
  • Increased use of negotiation, problem-solving and mediation techniques.
  • Improved communication, problem-solving, critical thinking, emotional intelligence, collaboration and conflict resolution skills. 
  • Increased ability to use effective problem-solving with students.
  • Reduction in time spent disciplining students. 
  • Reductions in involvement in minor student conflict.
  • Improved conflict de-escalation skills.
  • Improved mediation skills.
  • Increased time spent on teaching.
  • Improved classroom climate. 
    REQUEST    

School Request Form

Project: Peace Peddlers™

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