Through the two weeks students were given contemplation time at the end of each day to reflect and journal and begin to synthesize these approaches for their own contexts. These reflections provided the foundation of their assessment essay where they explored particular aspects from the curriculum and weaved in literature and theory through an inquiry-based approach to learning.
The feedback that we received was extremely positive, and it was inspiring to see the personal transformations that emerged in the students . We feel the course was a huge success and hopefully shows the exciting potential it carries. We will continue to develop the course but envisage that it will position the foundations for structuring similar courses in different contexts around the world.
“I’ve learned so much. Thank you”
“Thank you for showing me a path I might walk on in my future.”
David Tim Archer is an Education PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge focusing on masculinities and peace pedagogies. A member of Hughes Hall College, he considers himself a research-practitioner and has worked in both post-war and domestic peacebuilding settings for over 12 years. Tim has a wide range of professional interests from peace education to conflict sensitive systems approaches to peace work and research. He is an experienced education, mediator and restorative practitioner as well as a proponent of alternative epistemological approaches to peace work and research. Tim is currently interested in approaches to engaging men in dialogue about masculinity and peace based on concepts of encountering, resonance and reflexivity. You can connect with him on Linkedin.