Intercultural & Transcultural Communication: Peace Studies

Studiengang
  • Master's Program International Health & Social Management
Kennzahl der Lehrveranstaltung
  • IHCM2MAN1
Niveau der Lehrveranstaltung laut Lehrplan
  • Master
Semester in dem die Lehrveranstaltung angeboten wird
  • 2
Anzahl der zugewiesenen ECTS-Credits
  • 5.0
Name des/der Vortragenden
  • Guibert Isabelle, MA MA
Lernergebnisse der Lehrveranstaltung
  • • Be aware of
    - the interconnection between peace, health, social justice
    - the different meanings and expressions of violence
    - the plurality of peace and our personal understanding of peace, and how it
    impacts our way of communicating
    - conflict as a potential for transformation
    - inner peace as a prerequisite to better interact/work with others
    - our own needs and feelings
    • Practice diverse tools for conflict transformation, on a personal level especially.
    • Explore first our own conflicts, fears, contradictions, motivations in order to
    increase our empathetic comprehension for others.
    • Improve our capacity to listen and communicate, and hence our interactions in
    the private sphere, at work, in society.
    • Get out of familiar/comfort zone in order to see through new lenses and distance
    ourselves from our own (cultural) worldview.
    • Increase our abilities by balancing mental, physical, emotional, spiritual skills.
    • Learn through experiencing.
Art der Veranstaltung
  • face-to-face
Voraussetzungen laut Lehrplan
  • none
Lehrinhalte
  • - Conceptual aspects:
    - Paradigm shift in the understanding of peace and health
    (UNESCO/WHO/Marmot)
    - Negative peace, positive peace (Galtung)
    - Personal, structural, cultural violence (Galtung)
    - Peace families (Dietrich)
    - Ways of dealing with conflict, with focus on conflict transformation (Lederach)
    - Analysis of texts:
    - Dietrich: Peace - Remarks on the Difficult History of a Key Cultural Term
    - Esteva: Intercultural Inspiration: The Life and Work of Raimon Panikkar
    - Galtung: Violence, Peace and Peace Research
    - Lederach: The Little Book of Conflict Transformation

    - Analysis of texts:
    - Dietrich: Peace - Remarks on the Difficult History of a Key Cultural Term
    - Esteva: Intercultural Inspiration: The Life and Work of Raimon Panikkar
    - Galtung: Violence, Peace and Peace Research
    - Lederach: The Little Book of Conflict Transformation

    - Practical tools:
    - Defensive Communication Styles (Satir)
    - Active Listening (Rogers)
    - Nonviolent Communication (Marshall)
    - Theatre of the Oppressed (Boal)/Theatre for Living (Diamond)
    - Creative/Intuitive Writing
    - Mindfulness


    Please be aware that this course requires high level of proficiency in English language. All local students have passed an English language test with at least 90 TOEFL points (internet based) or comparable tests.
empfohlene Fachliteratur
  • Recommended pages for the tasks in class, final performance, personal reflection paper:
    - DIETRICH, WOLFGANG (2005): "Peace - Remarks on the Difficult History of a Key
    Cultural Term", SOSKinderdorforum, Vol. 30 (Innsbruck), 11-15. 3 pages
    - ESTEVA, GUSTAVO (2011): "Intercultural Inspiration: The Life and Work of Raimon
    Panikkar" in Dietrich, Wolfgang and Others (Eds.): The Palgrave International
    Handbook of Peace Studies: A Cultural Perspective, New York, Palgrave Macmillan,
    570-585. Pages 573-582.
    - GALTUNG, JOHAN (1969): "Violence, Peace and Peace Research", Journal of Peace
    Research, Vol. 69, 167-191. Pages 167-174.
    - LEDERACH, JOHN PAUL (2003): The Little Book of Conflict Transformation;
    Intercourse, Good Books. Pages 7-33, 47-60.
    - MARMOT, MICHAEL, WILKINSON, RICHARD G. (2003): The Solid Facts. Copenhagen:
    World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. Pages 7-9, 12-13, 16-17, 22-
    23.
    - ROSENBERG, MARSHALL (2003): "Giving from the Heart", in Nonviolent
    Communication: A Language of Life, PuddleDancer Press, 2003. Chapter 1.
    - SEARS, MELANIE (2010): "Preface" and "A Crisis in Health Care", in Humanizing
    Health Care: Creating Cultures of Compassion in Health Care with Nonviolent
    Communication, Pages VII-VIII, 1-4.
Lehr- und Lernformen
  • • Interactive teaching, participatory learning
    • Unconventional teaching approaches involving mind, body, intuition, heart
    • Inputs and open discussion
    • Individual and collective work involving research, reflection, exchange, creativity,
    diverse forms of communication and expression
Prüfungsmethode
  • To monitor the students’ learning this course will provide ongoing assignments as a basis for feedback and grading (formative assessment) and/or will evaluate the students learning at the end of the course or an instructional unit via exams, final project reports, essays or seminar papers (summative assessment).
Unterrichtssprache
  • English