Launching our new Peace Education webinar series

Coming in early June 2020!

Join the GPPAC Peace Education Working Group for the webinar series and discussion on: Good Practice Guidance for Implementing Education for Peace, Conflict Resolution and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) at Scale in Education Systems

This GPPAC series will include specific examples from GPPAC Peace Education Working Group Partners and their Ministry of Education and/or strategic education partners from a variety of countries doing this important work in the field. The series will be highlight the good practices in the UNESCO – IIEP policy booklets, “Safety, Resilience and Social Cohesion: A Guide for Curriculum Developers” (Batton, J., Alama A., Sinclair, M. (2014) with additional resources provided.

The webinars will be hosted by Jennifer Batton, GPPAC Peace Education Co-Chair and co-author of the policy booklets along with her co-author Dr. Margaret Sinclair of NISSEM, and special guests who will share their personal experience and answer questions.

Topics will cover:

  • What is it and how do we get started
  • Learning Outcomes
  • Curriculum Review
  • Curriculum Approaches
  • Textbooks
  • Teacher Development
  • Assessment

Audience: Education leaders and practitioners in the community and/or in government such as Ministry of Education and/or strategic education partners working on developing or enhancing their education policies, curricula and implementation of those policies and resources.

When: The series will begin in June 2020 and continue through late Winter 2020

Facilitator Bios:
Dr Margaret Sinclair has worked on education and conflict since 1987, initially for UNHCR’s programme for Afghan refugees in Pakistan. She headed UNHCR’s Refugee Education Unit in Geneva and served as a consultant on education in emergencies with UNESCO and other organisations. She has authored several publications on education in emergencies and on Learning To Live Together’. Margaret Sinclair served as Technical Adviser within the Education Above All Foundation, 2009-2017. She is a founding co -convenor of Networking to Integrate SDG 4.7 and SEL into Education Materials (NISSEM).

Jennifer Batton, M.A., is the current Co-Chair of the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict, Peace and Conflict Resolution Education (CRE) Working Group ( She has 23 years of experience in the field of conflict resolution education (CRE) working for UNESCO, state government, higher education, and a non-profit to help local and global communities build their capacity to prevent, address, and manage conflict. She is the former Director of Education Programs for the state government agency, the Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management (serving approximately 3600 primary and secondary public schools and 52 teacher training colleges and universities) and provided training, presentations, and consultation for teachers, policy makers, and youth serving professionals in 23 countries.

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