Education Students Experience Peace Education in Northern Ireland

Students enrolled in ED 372: Peace Education and Integrated Schools in Northern Ireland and the US finished their spring classes later than the average student. This is because they traveled to Belfast, Northern Ireland for two weeks to apply what they’ve learned.

While in Belfast, students worked with key stakeholders in the region’s integrated school. In addition, they were able to sightsee, including visiting the Titanic Museum and the Giant’s Causeway. The goal of the course is for students to examine strategies in peace education and compare the stability of both nations. Based on their research, the students were than able to present a research project at the Peace Education Symposium.

Overall, seeing the experiences discussed in the classroom firsthand gave the students a new experience which they will be able to apply when they have their own classroom. In addition, the trip allowed education students the chance to go abroad, as it is often difficult with placement.

Please note: Office of Marketing and Communications student worker, Kelly Moore, originally wrote this article for E-town NOW published on July 31, 2017. E-town NOW is Elizabethtown College’s online newsroom. Click on the link above to read the original article. 

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