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Unit description

Examines the theory and application of a range of self-determinative and determinative dispute resolution processes in a range of contexts. Students will be required to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the major theories and approaches to conflict as well as the main dispute resolution processes of negotiation, mediation, conciliation, arbitration, and adjudication.

Unit content

Module 1:  Introduction to Dispute Resolution - The Dispute Resolution Lens

Module 2:  Self-determinative processes - Part 1

Module 3:  Self determinative processes - Part 2

Module 4:  Determinative processes

Module 5:  Effective participation

Module 6:  Legal and ethical issues

Learning outcomes

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:
1define and explain the key terminology, concepts and frameworks associated with dispute resolution and mediation
2communicate effectively to support conflict resolution in individual, group and cross-cultural situations
3outline the major dispute resolution processes and evaluate their suitability in a range of contexts
4apply the principles of dispute resolution theory, practice and law within ethical and legal frameworks.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. define and explain the key terminology, concepts and frameworks associated with dispute resolution and mediation
  2. communicate effectively to support conflict resolution in individual, group and cross-cultural situations
  3. outline the major dispute resolution processes and evaluate their suitability in a range of contexts
  4. apply the principles of dispute resolution theory, practice and law within ethical and legal frameworks.

Prescribed Learning Resources

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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Practical 8 hours (Once)
Assessment
Quiz10%
Essay35%
Case study55%
Notice

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Fee information

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