'For our young to learn tolerance and understand the value of peace, they need to think and talk about conflict.' Photo by The U.S. Army on Flickr under Creative Commons.
The means of teaching can greatly affect the outcomes, and teaching about conflict is no exception. Meena Megha Malhotra of the Seagull Foundation, who helped develop one of several e-modules on conflict for schools as part of the Teaching Divided Histories project, explains the benefits of using digital technology in teaching conflict.
'It’s not that we don’t have any ambition to be bigger; it’s much more that we are so grateful where we are now.' Photo via Dawbell.
Peter and Matt from Dry The River, a four-piece band from East London, join our global radio show for new UK music The Selector, to talk about the recording of their latest album and why they wanted it to sound more like a ‘band in a room’. Scroll down to listen to the podcast.
Ottoman soldiers in 1917 (image courtesy Ottoman Imperial Archives under Creative Commons licence)
Turkey would be a different entity today, had it not been for the First World War. Co-author of the British Council report, Remember the World as well as the War, Anne Bostanci, highlights the effects of the war on Turkey and why especially the younger generation ‘remembers’.
Is life really 'too short' to learn German? Photo in Berlin by James Evans under Creative Commons licence.
German has a reputation for long words and difficult grammar. But far from being prosaic, it’s actually a language for writers, thinkers and hipsters, writes Martin Steinmetz. In the fourth of our series on the ten languages identified as most important to the UK over the next 20 years, he explains why life isn’t too…
‘In the mountain areas, we have a lack of transportation and infrastructure.’ Photo of Balochistan village by Ahsan under Creative Commons licence.
As we publish a report assessing disability in Pakistan today, the British Council’s Dee Lowry hears from Abia Akram and others about what it’s like to live as a person with disability* in Pakistan, and examines how the report can shape future policies and discussions.