NEGOTIATION, MEDIATION AND COMMUNITY CONSULTATION

PLA4NMC

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject we aim to - (i) develop skills in, and a critical understanding of, the practical aspects of dispute resolution via negotiation, mediation and conciliation; and (ii) provide insights and skills in fostering community engagement processes as a means of enhancing community development. The issues that emerge from examining disputes and concerns that arise from changes to our physical, professional, community and personal environments are examined in order to provide a more advanced understanding of techniques for managing community conflicts and for fostering public participation in decision-making.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically analyse the value of techniques used to resolve disputes and arrive at negotiated agreements and settlements

Activities:
Essay, role play, report
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

02. Critique and apply theoretical literature about the concept of community in relation to professional practice

Activities:
Essay, report
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)

03. Interpret and clearly communicate about issues of power and decision-making heirarchy as they apply to professionals, organisations and commmunities

Activities:
Essay, role play, report
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

04. Describe and analyse relevant examples of negotiation, mediation, and dispute resolution drawn from real life situations and circumstances

Activities:
Report, Journal
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

05. Develop and exercise a variety of mediation, negotiation & engagement techniques

Activities:
Role play, Journal
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

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Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
Three 7.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Two consecutive days in Bendigo e.g.; Friday-Saturday from 10:00am-5:00pm at the beginning of the subject + 1 day at end of semester Depending on enrolment, other face-to-face options may be provided at other campuses."

Scheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Two 3.5 hours scheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"This component is conducted online. at a specific time."

Independent Research Week: 10 - 22
One 7.0 hours independent research per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"Students will be given a task for independent study in their own time."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Essay (1,500 words equivalent) This assessment requires students to provide a critical analysis of a contemporary topic related to mediation and negotiation in the work place.25 01, 02, 03
Group/individual role play (1,000 words equivalent)This assessment requires students to prepare and present a role play in which they practice their mediation and negotiation skills.20 01, 03, 04, 05
Reflective Journal (participation)This task is primarily aimed at assisting students to reflect on their learning, while contributing to their personal work portfolio.10 03, 04, 05
Report (1,000 words equivalent) This assessment requires students to analyse a case study example with regard to the contextual influences that affect mediation, negotiation and community engagement activities.25 01, 02, 03, 04
Field Observations (1,000 word equivalent) This assessment requires students to attend a public meeting, VCAT session or other activity in which they can observe the processes and procedures of mediation, negation or community engagement, and report on their observations and learnings.20 01, 02, 03, 05

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
Three 7.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Two consecutive days in Bendigo e.g.; Friday-Saturday from 10:00am-5:00pm at the beginning of the subject + 1 day at end of semester Depending on enrolment, other face-to-face options may be provided at other campuses."

Scheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Two 3.5 hours scheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"This component is conducted online. at a specific time."

Independent Research Week: 10 - 22
One 7.0 hours independent research per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"Students will be given a task for independent study in their own time."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Essay (1,500 words equivalent) This assessment requires students to provide a critical analysis of a contemporary topic related to mediation and negotiation in the work place.25 01, 02, 03
Group/individual role play (1,000 words equivalent)This assessment requires students to prepare and present a role play in which they practice their mediation and negotiation skills.20 01, 03, 04, 05
Reflective Journal (participation)This task is primarily aimed at assisting students to reflect on their learning, while contributing to their personal work portfolio.10 03, 04, 05
Report (1,000 words equivalent) This assessment requires students to analyse a case study example with regard to the contextual influences that affect mediation, negotiation and community engagement activities.25 01, 02, 03, 04
Field Observations (1,000 word equivalent) This assessment requires students to attend a public meeting, VCAT session or other activity in which they can observe the processes and procedures of mediation, negation or community engagement, and report on their observations and learnings.20 01, 02, 03, 05

City Campus, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 22
Three 7.0 hours lecture/seminar per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Two consecutive days in Bendigo e.g.; Friday-Saturday from 10:00am-5:00pm at the beginning of the subject + 1 day at end of semester Depending on enrolment, other face-to-face options may be provided at other campuses."

Independent Research Week: 10 - 22
Two 3.5 hours independent research per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Students will be given a task for independent study in their own time."

Scheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 7.0 hours scheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"This component is conducted online. at a specific time."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Essay (1,500 words equivalent) This assessment requires students to provide a critical analysis of a contemporary topic related to mediation and negotiation in the work place.25 01, 02, 03
Group/individual role play (1,000 words equivalent)This assessment requires students to prepare and present a role play in which they practice their mediation and negotiation skills.20 01, 03, 04, 05
Reflective Journal (participation)This task is primarily aimed at assisting students to reflect on their learning, while contributing to their personal work portfolio.10 03, 04, 05
Report (1,000 words equivalent) This assessment requires students to analyse a case study example with regard to the contextual influences that affect mediation, negotiation and community engagement activities.25 01, 02, 03, 04
Field Observations (1,000 word equivalent) This assessment requires students to attend a public meeting, VCAT session or other activity in which they can observe the processes and procedures of mediation, negation or community engagement, and report on their observations and learnings.20 01, 02, 03, 05

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
Three 7.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Two consecutive days in Bendigo e.g.; Friday-Saturday from 10:00am-5:00pm at the beginning of the subject + 1 day at end of semester Depending on enrolment, other face-to-face options may be provided at other campuses."

Scheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Two 3.5 hours scheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"This component is conducted online at a specific time."

Independent Research Week: 10 - 22
One 7.0 hours independent research per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"Students will be given a task for independent study in their own time."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Essay (1,500 words equivalent) This assessment requires students to provide a critical analysis of a contemporary topic related to mediation and negotiation in the work place.25 01, 02, 03
Group/individual role play (1,000 words equivalent)This assessment requires students to prepare and present a role play in which they practice their mediation and negotiation skills.20 01, 03, 04, 05
Reflective Journal (participation)This task is primarily aimed at assisting students to reflect on their learning, while contributing to their personal work portfolio.10 03, 04, 05
Report (1,000 words equivalent) This assessment requires students to analyse a case study example with regard to the contextual influences that affect mediation, negotiation and community engagement activities.25 01, 02, 03, 04
Field Observations (1,000 word equivalent) This assessment requires students to attend a public meeting, VCAT session or other activity in which they can observe the processes and procedures of mediation, negation or community engagement, and report on their observations and learnings.20 01, 02, 03, 05

Mildura, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
Three 7.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Two consecutive days in Bendigo e.g.; Friday-Saturday from 10:00am-5:00pm at the beginning of the subject + 1 day at end of semester Depending on enrolment, other face-to-face options may be provided at other campuses."

Scheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Two 3.5 hours scheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"This component is conducted online. at a specific time."

Independent Research Week: 10 - 22
One 7.0 hours independent research per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"Students will be given a task for independent study in their own time."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Essay (1,500 words equivalent) This assessment requires students to provide a critical analysis of a contemporary topic related to mediation and negotiation in the work place.25 01, 02, 03
Group/individual role play (1,000 words equivalent)This assessment requires students to prepare and present a role play in which they practice their mediation and negotiation skills.20 01, 03, 04, 05
Reflective Journal (participation)This task is primarily aimed at assisting students to reflect on their learning, while contributing to their personal work portfolio.10 03, 04, 05
Report (1,000 words equivalent) This assessment requires students to analyse a case study example with regard to the contextual influences that affect mediation, negotiation and community engagement activities.25 01, 02, 03, 04
Field Observations (1,000 word equivalent) This assessment requires students to attend a public meeting, VCAT session or other activity in which they can observe the processes and procedures of mediation, negation or community engagement, and report on their observations and learnings.20 01, 02, 03, 05

Shepparton, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
Three 7.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Two consecutive days in Bendigo e.g.; Friday-Saturday from 10:00am-5:00pm at the beginning of the subject + 1 day at end of semester Depending on enrolment, other face-to-face options may be provided at other campuses."

Scheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Two 3.5 hours scheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"This component is conducted online. at a specific time."

Independent Research Week: 10 - 22
One 7.0 hours independent research per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"Students will be given a task for independent study in their own time."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Essay (1,500 words equivalent) This assessment requires students to provide a critical analysis of a contemporary topic related to mediation and negotiation in the work place.25 01, 02, 03
Group/individual role play (1,000 words equivalent)This assessment requires students to prepare and present a role play in which they practice their mediation and negotiation skills.20 01, 03, 04, 05
Reflective Journal (participation)This task is primarily aimed at assisting students to reflect on their learning, while contributing to their personal work portfolio.10 03, 04, 05
Report (1,000 words equivalent) This assessment requires students to analyse a case study example with regard to the contextual influences that affect mediation, negotiation and community engagement activities.25 01, 02, 03, 04
Field Observations (1,000 word equivalent) This assessment requires students to attend a public meeting, VCAT session or other activity in which they can observe the processes and procedures of mediation, negation or community engagement, and report on their observations and learnings.20 01, 02, 03, 05