Understanding Conflict and Mediation


This course considers the issue of conflict resolution and mediation in our courts and our community. Through an engagement with theory and practical workshops the course assists you to understand conflict resolution and mediation at an advanced level. A social constructionist perspective is used to develop your ability to critique western concepts of conflict resolution. You are asked to engage in depth with the most common method of dealing with formal conflict in our society mediation. You will research and consider relevant legislation and case law dealing with the practice of mediation. You will also critique a number of different models of mediation practice, including the problem-solving, storytelling, narrative and transformative models. Additionally, you will develop skills in the practice of these different models of mediation and deal with ethical dilemmas related to the practice of mediation.

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Pre-requisites: None. Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities: Foundational knowledge of Alternative/Appropriate Dispute Resolution (ADR) processes

Materials supplied

All relevant course materials are included.

Materials to bring

Pen/pencil and notebook.



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