- COURSE INTRODUCTION, OVERVIEW AND WELCOME MESSAGE
COURSE INTRODUCTION, OVERVIEW AND WELCOME MESSAGE
Welcome to the Peace Building, Information Communication Technology and Media (PBICTM).
On behalf of the lead of this course, I wish to welcome you to the Peace Building, Information Communication Technology, and Media course.
This course will expose you to the importance of Information Communication Technology in Peace-building. Modern means of communication have replaced traditional means of communication. Information and communication technology can be used as effective tools for security and sustainable peace. Modern means of communication present certain advantages over traditional means of communication. They are critical tools in peacebuilding and peacekeeping operations
This course is expected to run for 12 weeks. We shall have 11 weeks of active instructions and one week of assessment.
In this course, you will learn how to employ different means of communication for sustainable peace and security. This will help students to be effective peacebuilders. It will empower them to become actors in changing the conflict narrative using the social media platforms.
Here is the full study guide for the course.
Kindly familiarize yourself with the contents and curriculum of the course.
Click on this link to join the online discussion or Peer to Peer discussions in this course
NB: Participation is mandatory for all learners and you are expected to comply with all the rules of engagement
RULES OF ENGAGEMENT1. DO NOT USE FOUL WORDS NOR INSULT ANY PARTICIPANTS. ALWAYS BE POLITE AND RESPECTFULNESS
2. DO NOT SHARE VIOLENT GRAPHICS, IMAGES OR PORNOGRAPHIC MATERIALS.
3. RESPECT THE VIEWS OF OTHERS WITHOUT FIGHT NOR GRUDGE.
4. THIS PLATFORM IS FOR ACADEMIC DISCUSSIONS ONLY, DO NOT PROMOTE BUSINESS, INVOLVE IN POLITICS TALKS ETC.
- SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AND PREPARATORY COURSES
SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AND PREPARATORY COURSES
In the first week of this course, you will offer some short modules for skills development and preparation. This includes short courses on Life Skills, Introducing Basics in Health, Hygiene and COVID-19 prevention, community resilience, and Sexual and Reproductive health. These preparatory courses were made to give you an introduction to the essentials of life skills to help you forward in your life and your job.
In Life Skills, you will learn to think about who you are and where you want to go, and what skills you will need to develop in order to get there. In the Basics of Health, Hygiene and COVID-19, you will be introduced to health principles that are important for you and your community. In community resilience, you will learn to recognize how experiences you have may have impacted or continue to impact you, and how you can deal with this, so that you can fully concentrate on your professional career. In Sexual and Reproductive Health, you will learn the components of sexual and reproductive health, attributes of youth-friendly services, sexual and reproductive health problems, and ways to maintain positive sexual and reproductive health in youths
Please enjoy these introductory courses in your first week, and continue to work with and reflect on this first week as you move through the full course
Click on the link above to access the notes on the Basics of Health, Hygiene, and Covid-19
It is very crucial for you as a learner to know and understand the basics of human health. This includes but not limited to how to have and maintain good hygiene. Good personal hygiene involves keeping all parts of your external body clean and healthy for you to enjoy good physical and mental health.
This module will expose you to the key ideas and information needed to have good health. The module has three units which are:
- Concept of the health and disease,
- Hygiene promotion in emergencies and
- Introduction to COVID-19 and its vaccines.
Read the ebook provided and watch the videos below
Video I - Concepts of Health and Diseases
Video II - Hygiene Promotion in Emergencies
Video III - Covid-19
This quiz is on the basics of health and hygiene.
Attempt this quiz before the deadline pass.
Click the link above to access the notes on HM02 - Community Resilience
This module comes in two parts and is developed in recognition that most people may have come across experiences, that is very difficult that continue to affect them in many ways including learning.Psychological trauma results from extraordinarily stressful events that shatter people’s sense of security, creating in them a sense of helplessness in a dangerous world.
These experiences may include war, atrocities, abuse, extreme poverty, and other similar experiences that have caused you to feel helpless and unable to escape and save yourself.
Read the notes provided and watch the videos below.
Video I - Defining Trauma
Video II - Dealing with Trauma
Click on the link above to access the notes provided on Life Skills
In a relentlessly changing environment, having life skills is an essential part of being able to meet the challenges of everyday life. The dramatic changes in global economies over the years have been matched with the transformation in technology and these are all impacting on education, the workplace and our home life.
To cope with the increasing pace and change of modern life, learners need new life skills. The relevance of life skills training towards the development of students’ social, emotional and cognitive development & dealing with their psychosocial challenges is essential for continuous learning and employability.
Lesson 1 - Overview of Life Skills
Read the notes provided on Study Skills and these additional resources by clicking on the links below
Lesson 2 - Lesson 2: Self Concept: Who Am I?
In every situation in one’s life, it is imperative to understand oneself in order to be able to relate with others well. Understanding the self has been approached by different theorists differently.
Watch these videos.
A. Based on the videos you have watched, in small virtual groups of a maximum of five (5) learners, actively engage in an online discussion via the discussion forum guided by the following question.
- What do you think has helped him develop a positive self-image of himself?
B. Read the article below and in your notebook, note down the four components of the self – concept as explained in the article:
- Chapter 43: Self-Concept of Online Companion: Nursing Fundamentals: Caring & Clinical Decision Making
C. From these videos and the article above, write down what you think comprises your self-concept and share it in the discussion forum.
Lesson 3 - Decision Making
In many instances in our lives, we find that we need to make a decision on everything, right from what we shall wear to what we shall eat or not eat, what we shall learn or not learn. All these go through a thought process and sometimes engage others, depending on our understanding of self, our life skills, and our level of self-awareness.
In this lesson, you will be introduced to the factors that influence decision making and how to make good decisions
Watch the videos below on setting SMART goals and write down the key issues that you have identified about setting your own goals.
Guided by the video and the reading by Stutton (2021), make at least four smart life goals related to your education or your health.Module Additional Resources
- Life skills education school handbook Prevention of non-communicable diseases
- Life Skills Education for Children and Adolescents in Schools
- Life Skills - The Skills You Need Looking After Yourself
This horizontal module is about sexual and reproductive health among adolescents and youth.
Adolescents and youth are a huge part of the world and our country’s population. This huge population is mostly found in developing countries where there are many health, economic and social problems. As adolescence is the period when most young people start sexual activity it is also a period of exposure to many health risks.Youth-friendly reproductive health services can improve young people’s reproductive health and prevent and treat sexual and reproductive health problems among young people. This module will be an introduction and a highlight of sexual and reproductive health and its importance to young people. The definition and components of sexual and reproductive health, attributes of youth-friendly services, sexual and reproductive health problems, and ways to keep young people’s sexual and reproductive health will be covered in this module.
Watch this video for the lessons on SRH
Attempt this quiz before it closes
- Module 1 - Peace Building and Peace Building Communication
Module 1 - Peace Building and Peace Building Communication
You are welcome to your first unit of learning in this course.
By the end of this unit, you will be able to understand the concepts of peace, peace building and peace building process as well as the peacebuilding approaches and strategies.
You will also have a new perspective on communication for peace building.
Upon completion of this study session, you should be able to:
1.1 Understand the concepts of peace, peacebuilding, and communication.
1.2 Understand the components of peacebuilding processes.
1.3 Explain the various peacebuilding approaches
1.4 Appreciate the various peacebuilding strategies.
1.5 Understand the notion of communication for peacebuilding.
There are varieties of definitions of what peace is in academia. Different definitions focus on different angles when defining.
In this module, we will examine some of these definitions, their processes as well as their approaches and the strategies that can be employed.
Kindly watch this video
Kindly attempt this assessment before the deadline passes.
- Module 2 - Conflict Resolution, Reconciliation and Communication
Module 2 - Conflict Resolution, Reconciliation and Communication
You are welcome to your first unit of learning in this course by the end of the module, you will be able to understand the concepts of Conflict resolution and reconciliation, conflict resolution and reconciliation process as well as the conflict resolution mechanisms.
You will also have a new perspective on communication for conflict resolution and reconciliation.
Upon completion of this study unit, you should be able to:
2.1 Understand the concept of conflict resolution and reconciliation.
2.2 Understand conflict resolution and reconciliation processes.
2.3 Differentiate conflict resolution mechanisms.
In this module, we shall discuss the definitions of conflict resolution and its processes. Conflict Resolution Mechanisms and ways to communicate will be considered too.
This video explains these points at length.
PBICTM Quiz 2 has been uploaded.
Kindly make sure you attempt the quiz before it closes.
- Module 3 - Communication for Peace Building
Module 3 - Communication for Peace Building
Welcome to the third module – communication for peacebuilding.
This module is an essential, if not critical component of the Peace Building diplomacy course. It is expected that by the end of the module, you will have gained a solid understanding of the basic essentials of communication for peacebuilding.
The module highlights what communication is and moves sequentially to examine platforms and technologies for peacebuilding, and communication barriers in peacebuilding and concludes with highlights of participatory communication in peacebuilding.
Upon completion of this study module, you should be able to:
3.1 Use communication for peacebuilding effectively.
3.2 Utilize traditional platforms and new media technology to promote peacebuilding
3.3 Be aware of common communication barriers in peacebuilding.
3.4 Know the importance of participatory communication in peacebuilding
This lesson narrates the fundamental thoughts in peacebuilding and highlights the signification of communication in peacebuilding.
Watch this video and read other provided resources.
This assessment consists of a tutor-marked assignment and a group discussion, all of which will be graded.
Attempt this TMA before the deadline
- Module 4 - Media for Peace Building and Conflict Resolution
Module 4 - Media for Peace Building and Conflict Resolution
In this module, the basic definitions and the constructive roles of media and communication for conflict resolution and transformation to foster peace and stability will be discussed.
The correlative relations between Media and peace builders and their common objectives will also be assessed.
After taking this lesson, the students ought to be able to:
4.1 Define media, journalism, and peace building
4.2 Analyze Media contribution to changing popular attitudes
4.3 Describe the constructive role of media in conflict resolution and peace building
4.4 Describe peace journalism and the features or characteristics
4.5 Enumerate the language and reporting of peace journalism
We are presently in an Information age, in which journalism and the media play a pivotal role in both conflict creation and resolution because the information spreading or not disseminated can bring about and shape public perception. Thus, it is very important for you to be able to identify the roles of the media in peacebuilding. this includes knowing the difference between journalism and media as well as how to verify information that can be used for the peacebuilding process.
Watch these videos as they provide details on the necessities you need.
Video I to VI
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- Module 5 - Social Attitude and Peace Building
Module 5 - Social Attitude and Peace Building
The importance of strengthening one's writing and speaking skills to influence decision-making and other people's conduct is emphasized here. This is especially important in dispute resolution because the negotiator/mediator in a conflict must have a deep understanding of the problem as well as a specific demeanor and mannerisms to carry out their tasks.
You will be able to do the following after completing this module:
5.1 Define terms of attitude, attitude change, trust, attitude change, and persuasion.
5.2 understand peace psychology and peace sociology.
5.3 discuss the importance of peace Psychology in peacebuilding.
5.4 understand Social trust and peace culture building.
5.5 know strategies for successful behavioral Change in peacebuilding.
5.6 explain strategies of persuasion.
- The lesson this module addresses is the role played by psychology, sociology and
behavioral Change in peacebuilding efforts.
Watch this video for more explanation
This is the final quiz for this course.
Make sure you attempt this quiz before the deadline passes.
- Module 6 - Peace Building Practice
Module 6 - Peace Building Practice
You are welcome to your sixth module of learning in this course.
This module introduces you to the various avenues that peace promoters use in peace-building interventions. It will take you through the various platforms and provide you with information that can better prepare you to use the different avenues effectively to advance peace-building efforts.
It is expected that by the end of the module, you would gain a full understanding of the conceptual framework of peacebuilding in practice as promoted through the various platforms indicated in the unit outline.
Upon completion of this last study module, you should be able to:
6.1 Understand the workings of peace-building practice through the various platforms.
6.2 Initiate and promote peace-building interventions through peace education, advocacy, activism, volunteerism, clubs, etc.
The lesson to be learned in this module is on the various avenues that peace promoters use in peace-building interventions.
Watch this video on the various platforms used and how to use the different avenues effectively to advance peace-building efforts.
Attempt this TMA before the due date