Competence area for living peace

The competence area of living peace covers competences that are connected with living in harmony with oneself, all living beings and the ecosystem.

Competence:

Learning objectives:

This competence refers to a broad understanding and practice of peace in one’s daily life. When focusing on this competence, the learner develops the ability to handle inner, social and environmental conflicts in a peaceful way.

Enables the learner to…

  • Recognize the importance of peacefulness and adopt a peaceful approach in life
  • Recognize the harmfulness of violence and adopt a nonviolent approach in life Enhance nonviolent communication with the self, other human beings and the ecology.
  • Explore peaceful ways of being and life-styles and apply them in its own life
  • Develop conflict management, resolution and transformation skills

This competences refers to the importance of finding balance at inner, social, economic and ecologic levels. When focusing on this competence, the learner develops the ability to find mechanisms and tools for identifying and reacting to the challenges that endanger this balance.

Enables the learner to…

  • Recognize the importance of living in peace and harmony between the inner and external world Define tools to tackle situations that cause negative feelings
  • Recognize and promote the importance of peaceful coexistence with oneself, other human beings as well as the Earth
  • Explore the challenges and supporting factors for establishing and maintaining the harmony with oneself, other human beings and the ecosystem

This competence refers to the value of identity and diversity. When focusing on this competence, the learner develops the understanding of its own identity, the different types of identity and the enriching nature of this diversity.

Enables the learner to…

  • Define the concepts of identity and diversity
  • Recognize different forms of diversity at inner, social and ecological level
  • Embrace diversity and differences
  • Approach ideas being respectful towards different opinions in different groups
  • Appreciate the benefits of diversity in the community, society and the world
  • Distinguish existing challenges related to diversity and the ways to overcome them