Intercultural & Transcultural Communication: Peace Studies

  • Master's Program International Health & Social Management
Kennzahl der Lehrveranstaltung
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
    -conflict as a potential
    -inner peace as a prerequisite to better interact/work with others
    •Practice diverse tools for conflict transformation.
    •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 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

    * Evolution of the concept of peace and interconnectedness with health and social justice (short overview):
    - WHO / A paradigm shift in the understanding of health
    - The social determinants of health
    - UNESCO / A paradigm shift in the understanding of peace
    - Peace (negative / positive). Violence (personal / structural / cultural)
    - UNESCO Manifesto 2000 for a culture of Peace and Non-Violence
    - Introduction to the plurality of peace

    * Dealing with intra- and interpersonal conflicts (brief overview):
    - Ways of dealing with conflict (management / resolution / transformation) and the corresponding strategies for peace (peacemaking / peacekeeping / peacebuilding)
    - Defensive communication styles


    * Active listening
    * Nonviolent communication
    * Creative / Intuitive writing
    * Theatre of the Oppressed / Theatre for Living
    * Diverse mindfulness and body exercises

    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. Available on Sakai under "Resources":

    -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
  • 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).
  • English