Ilse Hakvoort

About Ilse Hakvoort

Research interests The research field of my studies is Conflict resolution in pre-schools and school. I am interesting in the type of conflicts that are just emerging and have not yet escalated to the point where they must be reported to the Swedish Schools Inspectorate or Equality Ombudsman; that is the conflicts that can be managed by negotiation and mediation. Because emerging conflicts go unreported, they are rarely explored and studied by researchers. They are often invisible outside of the contexts in which they occur. Moreover, it is not clear how teachers and schools handle emerging conflicts in ways that either support or undermine learning. One of my key questions has been how can emerging conflicts be utilized by teachers to promote learning.

Ongoing research:

Research project 2022-2024: Escalated conflicts, threats and violence against teachers: expressions, causes and measures.

Previous research

Research project 2015-2018: Rethinking Conflict: An investigation of how emerging conflicts can be utilized to promote learning. A Swedish national research council project: 2015-2018.

Two ERASMUS+ Strategisk partnership project:

EduCATe– European nonviolent Conflict management for educators: Advocacy and Training.(2015-2018)

LCP – Learning Communities for Peace (2016-2019). More information.

Teaching interests My teachings is characterized by my interest in conflicts and conflict management in schools. I am involved in courses, course modules, public lectures and workshops related to conflict resolution at school.

In my work there is a particular interest for internationalization, including teaching international classes (for example in the course Conflicts and Conflict Management in preschools and schools).

Keywords Conflict management in schools, children’s rights, peace education, peace concepts