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Educating pupils on peace
University of British Columbia Faculty of Education professors are trying to take the "lame" out of educating young students on peace by teaching pre-service teachers a thing or two about bringing it into the classroom.
According to Kim Schonert-Reichly, UBC professor, it's the first in North America to incorporate "Educating the Heart," into the elementary education 12-month program. Basically, the 36 soon-to-be teachers who started last week are learning how to integrate emotional and social development into every type of subject.
"We're showing them how to make it a part of every subject," she said in a phone interview. "For instance in math a teacher could make statistics mean more than just numbers but actually factor in social justice and responsibility."