Curriculum on Sustainable Development and Peace

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University for Peace
Universidad para la Paz

Master of Arts in International Peace Studies UPEACE Program in South East Asia, the Horn of Africa and the Middle East (UPSAM)

Sustainable Development and Peace Sarweswaran Arulanantham

Advisors Mirian Vilela and Alicia Cabezudo July, 2009

This curriculum is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts, International Peace Studies

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Acknowledgements
I am greatly indebted to my course supervisor Professor Mirian Vilela- Executive Director, Earth Charter International Secretariat and Earth Charter for Education for Sustainable Development at UPEACE- for her encouragement and guidance in the development of this curriculum. I am very grateful to my pedagogy advisor Professor Alicia Cabezudo- Pedagogy Consultant of the UPSAM Program at UPEACE, UNESCO Chair at University of Buenos Aires, Argentina and Consultant on Global Education for the Council of Europe- for her guidance in the development of the pedagogy part of this curriculum. I am also grateful to Professor Victoria Fontan- Associate Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies MA Program at the University for Peace- and UPSAM Project Leader and Professor Eliana Carvalho- Professor in the Peace Education MA Program at the University for Peace- for conducting workshops in curriculum development which enhanced my skills in preparation of this curriculum. I would like to express my gratitude to all professors who taught and guided me by imparting their knowledge and expertise to complete the Masters Program successfully. I am indebted to the editing team for editing this curriculum with care and patience. It also has contributed to enhance the quality of the work. I am particularly indebted to the Dutch government and the people from the Netherlands for funding through the UPSAM program for my program of study.

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Dedication To the memory of my father Sangarapillai Arulanantham who inspired the value of peace within me from my childhood.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Permission for Use of the Curriculum ............................................................................ ii Declaration of Academic Honesty ................................................................................. iii Acknowledgements ........................................................................................................ iv Dedication ...................................................................................................................... v

Sustainable Development and Peace
Course Introduction ....................................................................................................... 8 Description of the Course ............................................................................................... 10 Relevance of the Course to Program of Study ................................................................ 10 Main Goal of the Course ................................................................................................. 11 Course Objectives ........................................................................................................... 11 Learning Outcomes ........................................................................................................ 11 Main Content .................................................................................................................. 12 Detailed Outline of Sessions .......................................................................................... 13 General Teaching Methodology ..................................................................................... 17 Learning/Teaching Resources ...................................................................................... 18 Evaluation Framework ................................................................................................... 18 Tools for Evaluation...
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