EDP 623: Social Inclusion


78299 (for web registration)




Kim Payne






Fall 2011

Meeting Schedule:

Sat 12/17 (9:00AM-4:29PM)
Sun 12/18 (9:00AM-4:29PM)


Competency Area: Education & Social Policy Restricted to Education students through August 4; open to all students on August 5.

An exploration and practical tools to work with bullying, teasing, and peer abuse. It is the aim of this course to give each participant the insight, confidence and the tools needed to break the pattern of bullying and teasing. It will also provide practical advice on how to set up a simple yet dynamic community-based action research project involving teachers, parents and students that brings bullying out into the open without needing to punish, polarize, stigmatize or blame. We will explore the bully, target, and by-stander roles and the relationship of bullying to Cumulative Stress Reaction or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and its significant impact on the social and emotional life of children and teenagers. Role plays will be developed based on examples given from many schools where children, teachers and parents meeting together have used the Social Inclusion conferencing method to establish healthier relationships out of difficult, even long-term, situations of peer abuse.