Get on the Plane: Why Understanding the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict is Best Done by Traveling There

Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution, Vol. 15, No. 1, 2013

Marquette Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 13-22

21 Pages Posted: 15 Nov 2013

Date Written: November 12, 2013

Abstract

The goals in dispute resolution classes are myriad: build awareness, build understanding of the parties in conflict, and build skills to name a few. Experiential learning theory suggests that “adventure learning” in which students can physically and emotionally encounter the conflict will ensure even greater learning of all of these goals. This essay reflects our thinking and pedagogy in delivering a particular course on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict which included a one-week trip to Israel over spring break. From the perspective of the professor who planned the trip and a student who has now participated in two of these trips, we share our narrative, outlining elements before and during the trip as well as assessments conducted after we returned.

Keywords: dispute resolution, legal education, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Mideast

Suggested Citation

Schneider, Andrea Kupfer and Lonze, Katie, Get on the Plane: Why Understanding the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict is Best Done by Traveling There (November 12, 2013). Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution, Vol. 15, No. 1, 2013; Marquette Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 13-22. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2353485

Andrea Kupfer Schneider (Contact Author)

Marquette University - Law School ( email )

Eckstein Hall
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201
United States

Katie Lonze

Independent ( email )

No Address Available

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