This direction of the IPCG activity – implementation of restorative practices at schools – is a holistic and comprehensive approach that combines the efforts of school administration, staff, parents and pupils for building an atmosphere of respect, concern and responsibility.
The key element – is formation of school services for common ground – centers, where prepared pupils-mediators help their peers resolve conflicts through co-operation.
This allows children to take responsibility for solving conflicts, to find a common ground with peers and build relationships in the co-operative manner.
Practices that are used in the school services for common ground are:
- peers mediation,
- circles of values,
- circles of decision-making.