Community, Creative Imagination and Cultures of Peace: A Peace Education and Critical Futurist Perspective

by Francis P. Hutchinson

Introduction

In this paper, I would like to take up the theme of the cultural maps or assumptions that we may have about community. More specifically, I am interested in how they may relate to the futures of both education and our social relations locally and globally, including dilemmas over building cultures of social and ecological peace. I would like to explore with you the often contested concept of ‘community’, and our sense of both individual and collective possibilities about whether we may actively contribute to creating better futures through teaching and learning.(continue…)

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