LAWS5305 Mediation: Practice and Skills
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Non-standard teaching period UWA (Perth) Face to face
- This unit deals with the process, practice and skills of facilitative mediation. Facilitative mediation is a model of assisted interest-based negotiation. The overall objectives are to give participants an understanding of the theory and practice of the interest-based approach to negotiation and how it informs mediation practice; the fundamental skills in implementing the facilitative mediation process in practice; and an understanding of the critical issues of mediation in practice. The unit is conducted using lectures and experiential exercises (role plays) to give participants an understanding of the theory of facilitative mediation, and to give them an opportunity to learn, develop and practice the skills of the process. The course complies with the National Mediation Accreditation Standards, and students completing the course will qualify as an Australian Nationally Accredited Mediator and will be eligible to join the University of Western Australia's panel of accredited mediators.
- Students are able to (1) demonstrate an understanding and integrated knowledge of the theories of interest-based negotiation and how it informs facilitative mediation; (2) demonstrate an ability to identify and critically reflect on the mediation process and the skills required; (3) demonstrate specific skills and techniques in mediation and an ability to critically reflect upon one's own ability to conduct the mediation process; and (4) demonstrate standards in accordance with National Mediation Accreditation formal training and competency-based performance assessment requirements.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) journal; (2) mediation exercises; and (3) research essay. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Associate Professor Jill Howieson
- Unit rules
- Advisable prior study:
- LAWS4105 Dispute Resolution, LAWS5158 Negotiation and Mediation
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
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