Cooling Conflicts is a program that works to empower school students to manage their own conflicts and to become leaders in conflict management in their school communities.
The program allows students to explore, understand and manage a range of conflicts in the safe environment of drama, where the conflicts are fictional or the students’ own conflicts have been carefully distanced and dramatised.
The program also involves peer teaching, which generates effective learning and high motivation, and empowers the students as teachers at the same time as helping them to fully understand the nature and management of conflict.
The program has been designed by experienced drama educators informed by conflict mediation theory.
Click here to see a video overview of the program.
This website is designed for two primary purposes:
- To provide the educational community with information about the philosophy and techniques of the Cooling Conflicts program
- To provide support and network opportunities for teachers implementing the program in government schools in NSW