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Introduction to Peace and Conflict Resolution MGP-005

By Dr. Anita Priyadarshini   |   Indira Gandhi National Open University
Learners enrolled: 270
The aim of this course is to facilitate students to participate creatively in all aspects of peace studies, peace-building in conflict and post-conflict societies. Understanding Gandhian approach to peace from the interdisciplinary perspective and comprehend Gandhi’s views and perceptions on economic, social, political, environmental, and development, related issues. To provide opportunities to the learners for higher studies in the area of theoretical and applied Gandhian Studies, Peace, Conflict Management, and Social Regeneration.
Summary
Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 14 Sep 2020
End Date :
Exam Date :
Enrollment Ends : 10 Jan 2021
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
Level : Postgraduate



Course layout

BLOCK-I - UNDERSTADNING PEACE

Unit-1 - What is Peace?

Unit-2 - Peace, Wellbeing and Justice

Unit-3 - Peace and Participatory Democracy

Unit-4 - Culture of Peace


BLOCK-II - NATURE AND CAUSES OF CONFLICT

Unit-5 - Types and Levels of Conflict

Unit-6 - Sources of Conflict: Perspectives

Unit-7 - Social Injustice

Unit-8 - Economic Inequality and Exploitation


BLOCK-III - METHODS OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION

Unit-9 - Western and Eastern Perspectives

Unit-10 - Coercive Methods

Unit-11 - Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Unit-12 - Gandhian Way


BLOCK-IV - TOWARDS DURABLE PEACE

Unit-13 - Comprehensive Human Development

Unit-14 - Peace Education

Unit-15 - Religious Harmony

Unit-16 - Peace Movements


Instructor bio

Dr. Anita Priyadarshini

Indira Gandhi National Open University

Dr. Anita Priyadarshini is presently working as Associate Professor in Distance Education at Indira Gandhi National Open University. She has working experience of more than 32 years in the field of open and distance learning, adult education, equivalency programmes, and lifelong learning. She has worked extensively at policy and field level providing academic and technical support to open & distance learning programmes. She has designed and developed self learning materials in print and electronic formats from literacy upto post graduate levels. Dr Priyadarshini developed the Open Basic Education (OBE) programme which launched primary and upper primary schooling through open and distance learning in India. The path breaking OBE programme was adopted by the National Literacy Mission Scheme, Government of India as an Equivalency Programmes for out-of-school persons. Dr. Priyadarshini has conducted research and programme evaluation studies, trainings, and authored studies on various related issues. Dr Priyadarshini is consulted by various governments, non-governmental organizations and international agencies.At IGNOU, Dr Priyadarshini is the Programme Coordinator for the Masters in Distance Education (MADE).




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