New Book: Elicitive Curricular Development

This new book by Josefina Echavarría Alvarez, Adham Hamed and Noah Taylor focuses on developing courses in International Peace and Conflict Studies for Scholars-Practitioners in settings of violent conflicts around thew world.

Elicitive Curricular Development: A Manual for Scholar-Practitioners Developing Courses in International Peace and Conflict Studies (ECDM) is now available as an open access publication. This book is co-authored by Peace Studies Innsbruck core faculty Josefina Echavarría AlvarezAdham Hamed and Noah B. Taylor and it outlines central principles of the University of Innsbruck’s approach to curricular development for Peace and Conflict Studies around the world. It has been authored in the framework of the project Education for Peace in the Iraqi Higher Education System, implemented by the University of Innsbruck in partnership with the Iraqi Al-Amal Association the United Nations Development Program in Iraq and nine Iraqi Universities.  

The ECDM is a systematic collection of experiences and lessons identified in academic contexts around the world in Austria, Cambodia, Colombia, Brazil, Ethiopia and Iraq. The ECDM reflects core elicitive principles such as the importance of a focus on relationships, looking beyond the episode of conflict, collaboration, communication and local knowledge. These principles are consistent with the mission of the Research Center for Peace and Conflict (InnPeace) to teach, learn and research as reflective processes of relevant social questions of peace and conflict transformation. 

This manual offers helpful guidelines for academic and administrative staff, as well as international cooperation partners trusted with developing peace and conflict courses at the graduate and postgraduate levels.

“With the appearance of this Elicitive Curricular Development Manual (ECDM), the Innsbruck team of scholar-practitioners have woven a seamless quilt among practitioner best practices, the formation and teaching of these core concepts and skills directly in local realities, and the imperative melding of both to design effective and adaptive university peacebuilding programs in violence affected zone,” —  George A. Lopez, the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., Professor Emeritus of Peace Studies at the Kroc Institute at the University of Notre Dame, in his forward to the manual.

Download the e-book free of charge or purchase it by mail through Innsbruck University Press online

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