Maarten Van Alstein

Flemish Peace Institute, Belgium

> 20' of discussion with...
> Break-out Session Controversy and polarisation in the classroom

Maarten Van Alstein is a Senior Researcher at the Flemish Peace Institute, an independent institute dedicated to peace research hosted by the Flemish Parliament in Brussels, and Guest Professor at the University of Antwerp, Belgium, where he teaches a research seminar on controversy and the political class in times of polarization. Over the last years, his research at the Peace Institute has focused on a peace-oriented politics of memory and on remembrance education. Currently he is developing a pedagogical framework for teachers to deal with controversy and polarization in the classroom and at school.


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