Peacebuilding education, or an education that promotes a culture of peace, is essentially transformative.
Peacebuilding education has been shown to be more effective and meaningful when it’s adapted to the social and cultural context, enriched by its cultural values and universal human values. Education can then affect attitudes, values and the development constructive approaches to dealing with the potential for conflict. Therefore, it is unsurprising that the majority of respondents to the survey also considered that both formal and non-formal education were appropriate.
Peacebuilding teaching should be conflict-sensitive, gender-sensitive, culturally adequate, and socio-emotionally informed.
In addition, education should be inclusive, affordable, and accessible.
It should address inequality and exclusion and provide opportunities for previously marginalised communities. Well-designed courses can provide stimulating learning opportunities and gaming in peace building can be used to provide opportunities to confront attitudinal challenges; teach prosocial
values and skills; and introduce ethical behaviours.