spring 2017
PED-2009 Education, Development and Peace - 10 ECTS

Application deadline

December 1st

Type of course

Bachelor level. Theoretical. Singular course.


Singular course for Bachelor's degree programme in Education

Admission requirements

Higher Education Entrance Qualification or prior learning and work experience

Application code 9199  - singular course lower levels

Course overlap

Du vil få en reduksjon i antall studiepoeng (som oppgitt under), dersom du avlegger eksamen i dette emnet og har bestått følgende emne(r) fra før av:

PED-3009 Education, Development and Peace 10 stp

Course content

The course gives a broad overview of the study of the relationship between education, development and peace, and in-depth study of:

  • the relationship between education, modernization processes and violence/peace;
  • the relationship between the state and minorities in the field of education, with a specific focus on the relation between education, modernisation processes, assimilation/ integration and violence/ peace;
  • the influence of context on educational projects aimed at violence reduction or peace and the evaluation of educational projects in this area;
  • the relationship between peace/violence in the local environment, and peace/violence between states;
  • epistemological questions related to central concepts in peace education and evaluation of peace education programs.

Objectives of the course

Students who have successfully completed the course will have achieved the following learning outcomes:

Knowledge and understanding of:

  • central issues concerning the relationship between education, development and violence/ peace
  • barriers to achieving sustainable peace or violence reduction
  • educational programs aimed at violence reduction and peace
  • how context factors may affect the outcome of educational programs aimed at violence reduction or peace
  • problems connected with the evaluation of this kind of education programs
  • the possibilities and limitations in applying knowledge of micro-level effects at the national and international level

Skills in:

Writing an academic essay on a theoretical or empirical theme or issue in the field of education-development-peace, basing the essay on academic/research literature, and express  one's arguments in an academic style  

Competence in:

Applying knowledge and understanding, and problem solving in the multidisciplinary field of education, development and peace. 

Language of instruction and examination


Teaching methods

Lectures and seminars. Ca 10 lectures (2 x 45 min each) and a corresponding number of seminars. Supervision: Oral feed-back on the presentation in class (work requirement).

This course is evaluated at least once during the program cycle in accordance with the UiT Quality Assurance System.  


The examination consists of one home assignment, an essay of 4000-4500 words.

The examination will be assessed on an A-F grades scale. Grades are A-E for passed and F for failed. Re-sit examination is offered in in the beginning of the following semester in cases of grade F or Fail. Deferred examination is offered in the beginning of the following semester if the student is unable to take the final examination due to illness or other exceptional circumstances. Registration deadline for retake is January 15 for autumn semester examinations and August 15 for spring semester examinations. 

Recommended reading/syllabus

Recommended Readings Ped-3009 spring 2017.

Curriculum: 750 pages from the two lists below, selected by the student him-/herself.

*C = Available in course compendium Ped-3009.

*e = Electronic version available via the library system at the UiT (homesite: www.oria.no)

*C3024* = Available in Course Compendium SVF 3024.


*C Aronson, E. (2008). The social Animal. NY: Worth, ch. 7, p. 301-355 55 p. ISBN9781429233415;ISBN1429233419 Objekt-ID: 71482681290002201

*C Aronson, J., Aronson, E. (eds.) (2008). Readings About The Social Animal.

NY:Worth, ch.31-32, p. 444-482 38 p

ISBN0716726254 Object-ID: 71469557070002201

*C Boateng, Felix (1983). African Traditional Education. A Method of Disseminating Cultural Values. Journal of Black Studies, Vol. 13 No. 3, March, p. 321-336 16 p.

Object-ID: 71500940980002201 71518818990002201

*C Bernstein, B (1994). Pedagogizing Knowledge. A Social Grammar, in Amundsen, I. (ed): Knowledge and Development, NFU Conference Proceedings, UiT. p. 115-139 25 p.

ISBN8291536007 Object-ID: 71514726330002201

*C Bourdieu, P. (1997 The Forms of Capital, in Halsey A.H. & al. (eds.): Education. Culture, Economy, and Society. Oxford University Press, p.80-95 23 p.

ISBN0198781873 ISBN0198781881 Object-ID: 71473589770002201

*e 1. Bush, K. D., & Saltarelli, D. (2000). The two faces of education in ethnic conflict: Towards a peacebuilding education for children. (No. 00/7). UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre. 45 p.

Open Access/direct link: https://www.unicef-irc.org/publications/pdf/insight4.pdf

ISBN: 88-85401-67-8

*e Gordon, M. (2014 ). Humor, Laughter and Human Flourishing. A Philosophical Exploration of the Laughing Animal. Springer Briefs in Education: e-book, Ch. 6-7, p. 71-100 30 p.

ISBN 978-3-319-00833-2 ISBN 978-3-319-00834-9 (eBook) DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-00834-9

*C Coleman, James S. (1997) Social Capital in the Creation of Human Capital. Halsey A.H. & al. (eds.). Education. Culture, Economy, and Society. Oxford University Press, p.80-95 16 p.

ISBN0198781873;ISBN0198781881 Object-ID: 71473589770002201

*C Dahl Bratrein, H. (1994). A Historical Perspective on Knowledge and Development in Northern Norway. Amundsen, I. (red.): Knowledge and Development. Proceedings of the NFU annual conference, 1994. University of Tromsø, Centre for Environment and Development studies (SEMUT), p. 141-151 11 p.

ISBN8291536007 Object-ID: 71514726330002201

*C Darnell, F. and Hoem, A. (1996). Taken to extremes. Education in the Far North. Scandinavian Unversity Press, Oslo -Stockholm-Copenhagen-Boston, ch. 6 p. 241-263 22 p.


*e Davies, L. (2010). The different faces of education in conflict. Development, 53(4), p.491-497 6 p.

ISSN: 1011-6370 ; E-ISSN: 1461-7072 ; DOI: 10.1057/dev.2010.69

*C Erikson, E. H. (1995): Childhood and Society, London, Vintage, ch. 7, p.222-257 36 p.

ISBN9780099532910 ISBN0099532913 Object-ID: 71512683990002201

*e Evans, W.M. (1997). Identification with the human species: A challenge for the Twenty-First Century, in Human Relations Vol. 50, No. 8 August 1997, p.987-1004 18 p.

ISSN0018-7267 Object-ID: 71518581380002201 71521337850002201

(Also available here: http://hum.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/50/8/987

*C Fägerlind, I. & Saha, L. (1989). Education and National Development. Pergamon, ch. 2,4,5 80 p.

ISBN0080364632 ISBN0080364624 ISBN0750628308 Object-ID: 71468433080002201

(* Copies of ch 4 and 5 are available in compendium, not of ch. 2).

*e Finley, L. (2003). How Can I Teach peace When the Book Only Covers War?

The Online Journal of Peace and Conflict Resolution 5.1 Summer: 150-165 16 p.

ISSN1522-211X Object-ID: 71475196550002201 71518833730002201

Freire, P. (1972). Pedagogy of the oppressed, Penguin Books, ch. 4 p. 106-164 59 p.

SBN0140135537 ISBN0140803319 Object-ID: 71512960410002201

*C Galtung, J. (1994). Ten Theses on Development Theory, Practice and Methodology. In Amundsen, I. (red.) Knowledge and Development. Proceedings of the NFU annual conference, 1994. University of Tromsø, Centre for Environment and Development studies (SEMUT), p. 93-114 22 p.

ISBN8291536007 Objekt-ID: 71514726330002201

*C Gardner, H. (1993). Frames of Mind. The Theory of Multiple Intelligences. Basic Books, ch. 13, p. 331-366 36 p.

*C Gaertner, S.L., Dividio, J.F., & al. (2000). Reducing Intergroup Conflict: From Superordinate Goals to Decategorization, Recategorization, and Mutual Differentiation. Group Dynamics. Theory, Research and Practice, Vol. 4, No. I, p. 98-114 17 p.

ISSN: 1089-2699 ; E-ISSN: 1930-7802 DOI: 10.1037/1089-2699.4.1.98

*C Haavelsrud, M. (1996). On Inclusion and Exclusion, in Burns, R.J. & Aspeslagh, R (eds.). Three decades of peace education around the world. An anthology. Garland Publishing Inc., NY & London, p. 97-112 15 p.


Haavelsrud, Magnus (2015). The academy, development and modernity's "other". International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning (IOE Press) 7, nr. 2 (Nov.) p.46-60 15 p.

ISSN 1756-526X Online ISSN: 1756-5278

*e Hansen, K.L. & Sørlie, T. (2012). Ethnic discrimination and psychological distress: A study of Sami and non-Sami populations in Norway. Transcultural Psychiatry, Vol.49(1), pp. 26-50 25 p.

Online ISSN: 1461-7471

*e Harris, I. (2004). Peace Education Theory, Journal of Peace Education, 1(1) p. 5-20 15 p.

ISSN:1740-0201 E-ISSN:1740-021X DOI:10.1080/1740020032000178276

*C Høgmo, A. (1986). The Third Alternative. Childhood Management Learning in Sami-Norwegian Communities with Pervasive Identity Change. Offpprint, translated to English by author. Original in Norwegian: Tidsskrift for Samfunnsforskning, Vol 27, p. 395-416 22 p.


*e Jackson, L.W. (2009). Educate the Women and You Change the World: Investing in the Education of Women is the Best Investment in a Country¿s Growth and Development. The Forum on Public Policy. URL: http://forumonpublicpolicy.com/summer09/archivesummer09/jackson.pdf

*e Köylü, M. (2004) Peace Education: An Islamic approach, in Journal of Peace Education, Vol 1 no 1, Taylor and Francis, p.59-76 18 p.

ISSN: 1740-0201 E-ISSN: 1740-021X DOI: 10.1080/1740020032000178302

*C Lindner, E.G. (2009). Emotion and conflict : how human rights can dignify emotion and help us wage good conflict. Westport, Conn. : Praeger, ch. 3,4 p.35-56 22 p.

ISBN: 978-0-313-37237-7, ib.

*e Matthiesen, S.B. & Einarsen, S. (2004). Psychiatric distress and symptoms of PTSD among victims of bullying at work. British Journal of Guidance & Counselling. Cambridge: Aug. Vol. 32, Iss. 3; pg. 335-355 22 p.

ISSN:0306-9885 E-ISSN:1469-3534 DOI:10.1080/03069880410001723558

*e Mimoun Sorel, M.-L. (2009). Learning to Be in the Twenty-First Century: Its Evolving meaning and Implication in the Classroom Pedagogy. In Zajda, J. and Daun, H. (eds., 2009). Global Values Education : Teaching Democracy and Peace. Globalisation, Comparative Education and Policy Research 7. Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, p.103-113 10 p.

ISBN: 978-90-481-2509-8 E-ISBN: 978-90-481-2510-4 DOI: 10.1007/978-90-481-2510-4

*e Rigby, K. (2006). Implications of bullying in schools for aggression between nations. Journal of Peace Education, Volume 3, Issue 2, September, p.175-185 11 p.

ISSN: 1740-0201 ; E-ISSN: 1740-021X ; DOI: 10.1080/17400200600874800

Online ISBN: 9781118362648

Salomon, G. and Nevo, B. (eds.) (2002). Peace Education. The Concept, Principles, and Practices Around the World. Lawrence Erlbaum Ass. Publishers, p.3-25, 247-277 54 p.

ISBN0805841938 Object-ID: 71509712880002201 71466907820002201

(*e version of reprint from 2005 available online)

*e Salomon, G. (2009). Does Peace Education Really Make a Difference? Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 12:1, p. 37-48 12 p.

ISSN: 1078-1919 E-ISSN: 1532-7949 DOI: 10.1207/s15327949pac1201_3

*C3024* Tal-Or, N., Boninger, D. & Gleicher, F. (2002). Understanding the conditions and processes necessary for intergroup contact and reduced prejudice. Salomon, Gavriel & Nevo, Baruch (eds.). Peace Education: The Concept, principles and practices around the world. New Jersey:LEA, p. 89-108 19 p.

ISBN0805841938 Object-ID: 71509712880002201 71466907820002201


*C Spink, P. (1997). Paths to Solidarity: Some Comments to "Identification with the Human Species." Human Relations Vol. 50 (8), August, p.1005-1015 11 p.

ISSN0018-7267 Object-ID: 71518581380002201 71521337850002201

*e Roth, K. (2009). Peace Education as Cosmopolitan and Deliberative Democratic Pedagogy. In Zajda, J. and Daun, H. (eds., 2009). Global Values Education : Teaching Democracy and Peace. Globalisation, Comparative Education and Policy Research 7. Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, p. 49-63 15 p.

ISBN: 978-90-481-2509-8 E-ISBN: 978-90-481-2510-4 DOI: 10.1007/978-90-481-2510-4

*C Salmivalli, C. & al. (1997). Peer Networks and bullying in schools. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 38. Oxford: Blackwell, p.305-312 8 p.

ISSN: 0036-5564 ; E-ISSN: 1467-9450 ; DOI: 10.1111/1467-9450.00040

Shepler. S. (2002). Educated in War: The Rehabilitation of Child soldiers in Sierra Leone. Uwazie, E. (ed., 2002). Conflict Resolution and Peace Education in Africa. Lexington books, pg. 9-18 10 p.

ISBN0739106694 Object-ID: 71491146670002201

e* Vambheim, V. (2011). War on Terror(ism) - or Dialogue? Security Dialogues Online, 3

http://sd.fzf.ukim.edu.mk/no3 21 p.

(Updated, printed version will be distributed during lecture).


Total number of pages in this list: 896 p.


Exam reading list: Pick 700 pages from this list (updated 05.01 2017)


  • About the course
  • Campus: Tromsø |
  • ECTS: 10
  • Course code: PED-2009