The Flemish Peace Institute is an independent
institute for peace research at the Flemish Parliament.

Controversy & Polarisation in the Classroom: Suggestions for Pedagogical Practice

Publication date: 18/12/2019

What if discussions about political and societal issues are so turbulent that a class erupts into turmoil and chaos? How can teachers react when a student suddenly launches into an unexpected provocative or hatefilled diatribe in class? How to de-escalate harmful forms of polarisation? How to teach sensitive topics in the curriculum? In this guide for educational professionals the Flemish Peace Institute proposes a theoretical framework and a number of suggestions for pedagogic.



Location: Brussels

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