Last modified: 25 May 2018 11:16
Alternative Methods of Dispute Resolution is a very practical course designed to give students a first-hand interaction with a number of the different structured ways to resolve disputes that exist. The course is taught by way of a weekly lecture which focuses on an explanation of theory and rationale followed by role play tutorials, where students engage in negotiations and mediations in particular.
|Second Sub Session
|15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
The course will be taught in seminars, where active student participation will be expected. Seminars will take place once per week and will last for two hours to accommodate role play of case studies.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: Negotiation role-play (60%), written examination which students complete at home in a fixed timescale (40%).
Students carry out a self analysis of approach to dispute resolution using a psychometric testing tool, for personal information, and feedback is given on the limitations of such a tool, but the benefit of reflecting on personal approaches to and perceptions of disputes. Students are required to search for web sources providing guidance on approaches to negotiation of disputes.
All classes are interactive and involve role play for experiential learning. Immediate verbal feedback is given to participants, who also carry out informal peer evaluation under staff guidance.