The best weapon against violence may, in fact, be pedagogy. Brad Evans explores the inseparability of education and violence and examines ways to address violence-related questions with the students who will carry the responsibility of responding creatively to the tragedies of their time.
Questions to think about:
How can education engage with violence, teach about it and explore it without desensitizing students to terror?
Do the ethical questions of violence extend into teaching about violence?
What pedagogies best prepare students to make ethical decisions in challenging contexts?
Brad Evans is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Sociology, Politics & International Studies at the University of Bristol, UK and the founder and director of the Histories of Violence project