The DwP Course employs adult education methods to explore theoretical and practical aspects of Dealing with the Past (DwP) in post-conflict contexts. Conceptual inputs by experienced experts and academics from different fields of expertise and with diverse cultural backgrounds are combined with reflections on practice, based on case studies and on the experience of the participants. Group discussions, visual media, role plays, and scenario-based exercises are introduced to highlight and deepen insights with respect to DwP.

As a guiding framework, the DwP course is designed in accordance with the following pedagogical principles: