This course is designed for educators and community members who wish to explore how restorative justice in education can serve as a holistic and relational approach which puts anti-oppression, trauma-informed practice, equity, and justice at the forefront.
We will define these approaches first in order to better understand how they overlap, interact, and intersect. We will further explore how might restorative justice in education, when taking a critical approach to this philosophy, may bring together the strongest elements of each practice. This course will bring an active reflective component and include self-reflection, introspection, and Circle dialogue.
At the end of this course, learners will be able to:
- Describe the main philosophical tenets and principles of restorative practices in education, its Indigenous roots, and the core beliefs and values of the restorative approach
- Compare and contrast different educational practices and identify their intersections
- Apply the Circle process in the classroom
- Use a restorative approach to education centered around anti-oppression and justice
- Discuss ways in which oppression is perpetuated in educational settings
- Develop an introspective and reflective educational practice
- Integrate a restorative approach to education
Module 1: Restorative Justice in Education: Using Circles in the Classroom
Module 2: Holding a Restorative Conversation: Active and Empathetic Listening, Restorative Questions, and Affective Statements
Module 3: A Fundamental Alignment: Restorative Justice, SEL, and Trauma-Informed Practices
Module 4: Going Full Circle: An Anti-Oppressive and Equity-Based Restorative Justice
- Learners will need a computer with microphone and webcam to attend the live course
- High-speed internet (at least 25 Mbps download speed) – click here for more information
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