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

Theme: peace education

  • Polarisation and conflict: A non-violent approach Report

    Authors: Maarten Van Alstein

    Publication date: 28/11/2022

    This reports approaches polarisation in three steps. First, understanding polarisation dynamics in its various forms, secondly the meaning of polarisation from a normative point of view and finally, moving from theory to practice with a number of points of reference ... read more

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  • Controversy & Polarisation in the Classroom: Suggestions for Pedagogical Practice Report

    Authors: Maarten Van Alstein

    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 ... read more

  • Dealing with Controversy and Polarisation in class (in Dutch) Book

    Authors: Maarten van Alstein

    Publication date: 21/09/2018

    Discussions about politics and society tend to be quite heated nowadays. This is also the case in class and at school. Teachers and directors are facing strong challenges. How can they react to violent or odious statements? How to teach ... read more

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  • The Memory of Peace External publication

    Publication date: 13/07/2017

    Though views on and motives for warfare have changed over the centuries, Philosophy of War and Peace proves that many past ideas still merit consideration today. This collection of essays addresses the historical, cultural and political background of various views ... read more