Mobilities, Transitions, Transformations

Restorative methods in education


restorative practices, alternative conflict resolution, school and community

Borbala Fellegi, PhD

Executive director of Foresee Research Group, Hungary
Faculty member of the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP), PA, USA

Zsuzsanna Z. Papp

Lecturer and trainer at Budapest Budapest Business School
Doctoral student of Eötvös Loránt Univrsity Doctoral School of Psychology


Restorative justice is way of viewing conflicts and human relations in general. It encompasses an approach, a set of principles and practices to address and prevent wrong-doing. In the interactive workshop participants are invited to get familiar with the concept of restorative justice and discuss its potentials in a school environment. Characteristics of restorative questions and dialogues as well as more institutionalized forms of restorative interventions such as circles and conferencing are introduced. With the help of a case study, groupwork and discussions concepts like conflict ownership, engagement, being heard, dialogue, conflict transformation and participatory decision making are discussed.


Borbala Fellegi, PhD
did her studies in social policy (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest) and criminology (Cambridge) and works as researcher, mediator, conference/peacemaking circle and FGC facilitator, trainer and university lecturer. From 2008 on, she works as founder and executive director of the Foresee Research Group. She is the author of the book 'Towards restoration and peace', one of the first comprehensive studies on the implementation of restorative justice in Hungary.

Zsuzsanna Z. Papp
is a psychologist, assistant professor at Budapest Business School. She is a doctoral student of psychology at the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. Her research focuses on restorative justice and constructive communication in conflicts. She is a restorative facilitator and has become a certified mediator in the US.