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Conflict series - 1. What is conflict? [PTP.2020.01E]
The conflict series is an open, self-paced course meant to provide an introduction to conflict studies and more advanced courses in conflictology.
Objetivos del evento
The first of a series of three, this short course explores the meaning of conflict. Drawing upon different definitions and tools, its goal is to create a basic baggage of knowledge, which can then be expanded in further courses in conflict analysis and resolution.
Objetivos del aprendizaje
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
- Provide a definition of the meaning of conflict;
- Describe the sources, complexity, role and pyramid of actors in conflict.
Contenido y estructura
The course is composed of six sections:
- Section 1: Kilmann conflict character type test
- Section 2: What is the meaning of conflict?
- Section 3: What are the sources of conflict?
- Section 4: The complexity of conflict
- Section 5: Evolution of conflict
- Section 6: Actors in conflict
The average work time is estimated at 4 hours.
The course is a self-guided, self-paced, web-based course that is on-going and can be accessed at any time. The material is presented in an interactive visual and text format with web-based reference resources. Multiple choice quizzes at the end of each lesson serve a dual function of assessing and evaluating the students’ understanding and retention and provide a further didactic function by reviewing the content.
At the successful completion of the course participants will be awarded with a badge.
Primary audience: The course is designed for anyone who has an interest and curiosity in conflict studies.
Secondary audience: The course is geared towards anyone who wishes to garner a baggage of basic knowledge to then pursue more advanced courses in conflictology, notably UNITAR’s Master degree in Conflict, Peace and Security.
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Hard drive: 160 GB minimum.
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Adobe Flash Player.
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