• Vol. 2 (48) Decembrie 2023 (Termen limită: 1 septembrie 2023). Numar special, cu tema Education for peace and sustainable development

Prof. dr. Simona Sava (West University of Timisoara, Romania), Prof.dr. Vladimir Gutu (Modavia State University, Chisinau, Moldavia), Prof.dr. Laurentiu Soitu (”Al.I.Cuza” University, Iasi, Romania); Carolina Turcanu (Modavia State University, Chisinau, Moldavia).

Descrierea tematicii numarului special:

In the Incheon Declaration and Framework for Action for the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 4 the main international organizations and global actors (UNESCO, UNICEF; ILO, World Bank and so forth) advanced education for peace, for social understanding as an intrinsec approach to ensure sustainable development. The multiple focars of tension and war challenge resignifing the meaning of education for democracy, for tolerance, for mutual understanding, for civic education, and social justice, so that education for peace becomes a transversal embedded issue in the formal, non-formal and informal curriculum.

In the last months, UNESCO launched a large consultation process so that the RECOMMENDATION CONCERNING EDUCATION FOR INTERNATIONAL UNDERSTANDING, CO- OPERATION AND PEACE AND EDUCATION RELATING TO HUMAN RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS, adopted in 1975 is revised, and new emphasis is put on meanings and actions towards ensuring peace, as a prerequisite for sustainable development. The newly proposed title of the revised draft of the document soon to be adopted turns into: Recommendation on Education for Peace. for the promotion of international understanding, co-operation, human rights, fundamental freedoms and sustainable development through education.

Giving this trends, the special issue 2/2023 invites researchers, doctoral students, specialists in education to share their researches aiming to provide critical reflections, analysis, evicence-based solutions, meant to make education for peace and sustainable development more effective.
There are welcomed topics dealing with (but not restricted to):

Policies and strategies of education for peace and international understanding

  • • Updating academic curricula from the perspective of education for peace and international understanding, and a culture of peace.
  • • Competency frameworks for the orientation in informational space and resistance to propaganda and fake news.
  • • International and national trends and experiences regarding education for peace, cooperation and collaboration.

Learning and competences for life, work and sustainable development
  • • Dimension of sustainable development in academic and lifelong education curricula.
  • • Adaptation to social, political, economic and environmental changes (green competences, indigenous knowledge, resilience competences).
  • • Pecularities of adult learning and education from the perspective of sustainability for better resilience now and in the future.

Non-formal training and education in context of lifelong learning
  • • Non-formal training – the factor for ensuring sustainable development.
  • • Connection-interconnection: formal education – non-formal education – informal education.
  • • Non-formal adult learning and education from the perspective of individual and professional needs.
  • • Specific forms and strategies for personal development and education of individuals.

Learning and education of individuals: digital transformation
  • • Digital competence – condition and need of adult learning and education.
  • • Information and communication technologies as means of education for international understanding, cooperation and collaboration, as well as for cultural diversity.
  • • Digital tools for creation and communication.
  • • Trends of ICT application in adult learning and education.

The proposed topics will be also discussed at the The Sixth International Conference On Adult Education (CIEA), held between 9-11.11.2023 in Chisinau, with the topic Education for peace and sustainable development. This way, the submited paper for the special issue of the journal can have the chance to be also defended in an international conference, if intended to do so.
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Deadline for paper submission: 1st of September, 2023.

If intended the participation to the International CIEA conference, an abstract should be sumitted till 30th of June. Please visit the website for further details.