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LS552A: ADVANCED MEDIATION PRACTICE (2017-2018)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 18:23


Course Overview

This course builds on the learning and knowledge gained in the Mediation Theory and Practice course (completion of which is a prerequisite).

Students will be encouraged to critically evaluate current practices in mediation and learn more advanced mediation techniques and strategies for use in more complex situations.

A deeper understanding of conflict theory and peace studies will form a core part of this course as will the legal context in which mediators operate, both from a UK and international perspective.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 45 credits (22.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Mr Derek Auchie
  • Mr Derek Auchie

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Students will be encouraged to critically evaluate current practices in mediation and learn more advanced mediation techniques and strategies for use in more complex situations.

A deeper understanding of conflict theory and peace studies will form a core part of this course as will the legal context in which mediators operate, both from a UK and international perspective.

The course will culminate with an intensive one-week, on-campus session at the University of Aberdeen, where students will have the opportunity to practice and refine their skills as mediators in a supportive learning environment. This will include numerous opportunities for role-play, enabling students to consolidate their learning and develop the competencies required to become a practising mediator. At the end of the on-campus week, students will be assessed on their practical ability and skill as a mediator in a role-play situation.

Successful students will have developed an in-depth understanding and knowledge of all aspects of mediation and conflict theory and will also have gained confidence in putting their skills as a mediator into practice.


Assessment

Online interaction - 30% of the overall grade

Coursework - 70% of the overall grade


Students may resit the examination and/or coursework assessment, as directed by the course co-ordinator, where non-submission or failure is due to good cause. In such a case, the resit is treated as a first diet.

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

Feedback will be provided on all online activities and coursework submissions, as a matter of routine. Students will have the opportunity for feedback on examination performance. Students will be encouraged to use feedback in future assessments. Areas for improvement will be identified.

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