CONFLICT RESOLUTION - SKILLS AND THEORY

LAW5CRS

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Conflict resolution and restorative practices have helped reform the justice system through mediation and restorative justice programs introduced in civil and criminal jurisdictions and in the community more broadly. This unit is designed to expand students' understanding of the range of processes that can be used to manage, resolve and prevent disputes and conflicts in the legal, organisational and community contexts. Students will learn to apply principles of conflict analysis and case management also. The unit will focus on the Conferencing process. Specific case studies, role-plays and communication skills will be taught and practiced. This unit complements LAW3NEG and LAW3MST. Students must apply for this unit by completing the application form. A quota is also applied.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAlikki Vernon

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in LMLC or LMGB or LMLGBL or LMLI or LMCL or LMIBL or LML or LMGBL or have permission of Law School.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsSet Readings on MoodlePrescribedtbatba

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. To develop techniques, skills and processes that can support constructive engagement in the justice system, workplaces and other communities.

Activities:
Class activities and role plays. Observation of videos and DVDs. Journal and essay.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

02. To understand and practice a range of processes that can be used to manage, resolve and prevent disputes and conflicts in various contexts.

Activities:
Class activities and role plays. Observation of videos and DVDs. Journal and essay.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)

03. To understand important elements of the theories and practices of conflict resolution in the justice system, workplaces and other community contexts.

Activities:
Class activities and role plays. Observation of videos and DVDs. Journal and essay.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

04. To understand social, psychological, industrial & legal issues that affect disputes within the justice system, organisations and communities.

Activities:
Class activities and role plays. Observation of videos and DVDs. Journal and essay.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2015, Week 48-49, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlikki Vernon

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 48 - 49
Five 8.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 48 to week 49 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Class participation10 01, 02
Essay 2,500 words60 03, 04
Journal15 03, 04
Role-play and video analysis15 01, 02