Glossary of Key Terms

The following definitions of key terms form the basis of developing our competence framework. They represent the common understanding of the team in relationship to this project.

Conflict is a perceived or actual contradiction of goals of interrelated actors or (inner, social and environmental) forces which is characterized by mutual influence between them

Violence: Any human attitude, behavior or context that harms any living being or the environment (needs to be reworded)

Peace is a participatory nonviolent process that seeks to reduce all forms of violence and creates conditions for inner, social and environmental wellbeing

Peace Education is any holistic multidisciplinary and transformative educational activity that aids the competence development for living and building peace

Competence. Full competence: combination of knowledge, skills and attitudes

Knowledge (K) refers to the things you know and understand based on experiences and/ or study.

Skills (S) refer to the ability to take action or do something based on practice.

Attitudes (A) refer to settled ways of thinking and feeling about something, including patterns of actions and underlying values.

Theory of change. The Meta-Theories of Transformational / Change

Everyone accepts that there should be different entry points.

The above definitions reflect the views only of the researchers’ and project coordinators’ of this KA2 strategic partnership.

We identified the need to to have a common ground to further the development of the competence framework and educational guidelines.