Introduction to the Science of Peace

The first tools in understanding the role of peace and the acquisition of one’s own culture are the core Montessori concepts of the Science of Peace. Participants become aware of how the science of peace is inherently experienced through, and simultaneously transcends, the academic disciplines. This foundation allows participants to apply the science of peace components to their own classrooms, thus developing a positive school culture, individual and collective ownership, and self-discipline.



  • Defining and Identifying Core Concepts of the Science of Peace
  • Developing a Positive School Culture
  • Self-Discipline
  • Eliciting Personal Responsibility and Individual Initiative
  • Ethics and Values Development
  • Developing Strategies for Mainstreaming a Holistic Science of Peace
  • Identifying Qualities of Personal and Collective Ownership
  • Cultivating Engaged Citizenship in a School Community and Beyond