Dr. Roland Wilson, a professor of Conflict Analysis and Resolution and Co-Director of the Peace and Conflict Studies Center Asia (PACSC Asia) at Mason Korea, recently taught a workshop on conflict management for local youth.
The workshop was jointly held by Mason Korea and Incheon City’s Bupyeong-gu Office to educate elementary and middle school students who are part of the Student Engagement Committee and Student Autonomous Network in the Bupyeong district. A total of 37 students attended the workshop.
"The middle and high school students who attended this uniquely designed problem-solving workshop, which focused on practical ways to peacefully resolve conflicts at school and at home, all worked extremely hard," said Dr. Wilson. "The students were not only motived but many of them expressed that they wish to study conflict analysis and resolution at Mason Korea right now. I was amazed at their ability to comprehend and work with complex issues," he added.
The Student Engagement Committee aims to ensure the right of students to participate in the process of exploring and implementing educational policies. The Student Autonomous Network is composed of presidents and vice presidents of the student councils of local elementary and middle schools.
“Through this workshop, we tried to develop students' abilities to manage conflicts and become better citizens by looking deeply into conflicts in their own lives,” said an official from the Incheon Northern Office of Education. “We plan to run more conflict management programs in the future,” he added.
October 24, 2022