Introduces students to the concept of 'cultural difference' and how this impacts on fair and equitable outcomes in the alternative dispute resolution system. Discusses the concepts of culture as being the way of life of a particular group of people and therefore encapsulates 'difference' in sexual preference, age, socio-economic status, as well as race and ethnicity. Explores these different cultural groups and the impact that their 'difference' has on fairness and justice in alternative dispute resolution and practical strategies for overcoming disadvantage within the system.
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||describe and explain the concepts relevant in this area, including alternative dispute resolution, mediation, culture, multiculturalism, race, racism, low context and high context cultures, inter-cultural conflict and intra-cultural conflict;||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|2||critically reflect on their own cultural background and how this impacts on their attitudes and behaviours when involved in a mediation process;||Intellectual rigour||Cultural competence|
|3||describe culture as a way of life of a particular group of people and explain how this understanding of culture encapsulates 'difference' in gender, age, socio-economic status, disability, sexuality, as well as race and ethnicity;||Cultural competence|
|4||explain the significance of 'difference' when mediating disputes;||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|5||identify different cultural groups and the issues facing these groups when attempting to resolve conflict, and demonstrate the skills and ability to assist people from different cultural groups in resolving conflict;||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|6||critically analyse whether mediation is presently fair to traditionally disadvantaged groups, oppressed and minority groups;||Intellectual rigour||Cultural competence|
|7||identify and evaluate mediation services available in Australia to resolve inter-cultural conflict; and demonstrate the skills and ability to undertake a research project in an area covered in this unit.||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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