There is a growing acknowledgement of the importance of mental and emotional health and awareness of the consequences of stress, bullying and other disruptive habits on children’s future participation in society. What role should and can the educational system and sports associations provide in promoting compassionate communications, the diminution of interpersonal violence and respect for ourselves, others, and our environment?
With increasingly diverse societies and new and persistent challenges, such as climate change, mass immigration and limited natural resources, the need for new methods and innovative ways of thinking becomes ever more apparent. Are we offering to the new generation the adapted life skills, with the capacity to cultivate inner peace and find peaceful solution for the inevitable challenges that lie ahead? The aim of the conference is to create a venue for discussion on education and sports in Iceland where academics and practitioners from Iceland and all around the world will share their know-how and expertise with inspiring approaches on building inclusive and peaceful societies.
The conference is organized by the Foundation Education 4 Peace and Höfði Reykjavík Peace Centre at the University of Iceland, in collaboration with the Spirit of Humanity Forum, the School of Education at the University of Iceland, the Icelandic Teachers’ Union, Save the Children in Iceland, The National Olympic and Sports Association of Iceland and The Icelandic Youth Association.
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