Date of Graduation

Spring 5-19-2022

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Human Rights Education (HRE)


School of Education


International and Multicultural Education (IME)

First Advisor

David Donahue


The Importance of the Process states that Global Citizenship Education, Human Rights Education, and Peace Education can significantly change the normalized violent context in Colombia. The change should start with a teacher training process. So, Teachers will go to their classrooms to educate their students with dialogue and reflection about processes and actions to move the country to a culture of peace. Thus, after reviewing current literature and interviewing educators, the research shows how it is not enough to have information and content but also to have an active, participatory, and sustainable work plan in which the importance of the educational process is respected. Finally, the study concludes that teachers must be the main protagonists and responsible for their training process. This teacher involvement means listening to their contributions, evaluating their learning, motivating their work, and respecting their process. As in other teamwork situations, for example, in sports or dance, the person who can most influence the group dynamics is a group member. Thus, to determine the importance of the teacher training process, we must let the teachers determine their training.