Examines the theory and applications of conflict resolution and alternative dispute resolution. Students will be required to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the major theories and approaches to mediation, conflict, negotiation, resolution and reconciliation.
Topic 1: Dispute resolution
Topic 2: Negotiation
Topic 3: Factors which affect the negotiation process
Topic 4: Mediation models
Topic 5: Basic mediation skills
Topic 6: Introduction to mediation theory and practice
Topic 7: The intake procedure
Topic 8: Qualities of an effective mediator
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.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:|
|1||demonstrate a basic understanding of the main alternative dispute resolution processes and their features|
|2||determine which process is suitable to selected types of conflict situations|
|3||demonstrate basic skills and knowledge of interest based negotiation|
|4||demonstrate understanding of ethical and legal requirements when working in ADR processes.|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- demonstrate a basic understanding of the main alternative dispute resolution processes and their features
- determine which process is suitable to selected types of conflict situations
- demonstrate basic skills and knowledge of interest based negotiation
- demonstrate understanding of ethical and legal requirements when working in ADR processes.
Prescribed Learning Resources
- Boulle, L, 2011, Mediation: Principles, Process, Practice, 3rd edn, LexisNexis Butterworths, Sydney.
Teaching and assessment
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