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Trimester 1 (G-Block), trimester 3 (B- Block, G- Block)
|Cohort rule:||(For Bachelor of Laws students only)|
Prerequisite: At least 4 units of the LLB and MLL020 Mediation or MLS231 Legal and Ethical Contexts of Social Work
Block Unit Offering:
Unit is taught face to face intensively in blocks during the trimester; for example, classes are not held on a weekly basis. Attendance is required at the following times:
Melbourne Burwood Campus
Monday 5 November – Friday 9 November, 10am - 5.50pm, HE3.004
Monday 5 November – Friday 9 November, 11am - 6pm, ib3.311
Note: As this unit is offered in block mode, it may impact on some international students’ enrolment. It is the student’s responsibility to monitor their enrolment.
A student quota exists. Only 36 students per campus will be admitted to this unit. Once the quota is reached the unit will no longer be available to students. This unit is offered in block mode and may impact on some international students enrolment. It is the student's responsibility to monitor their enrolment.
Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.
After an introduction to some of the foundational concepts [Fisher and Ury's Getting to Yes and the idea of principled as opposed to positional bargaining characterizing court dominated dispute resolution processes], students will be involved in daily exercises ranging from fairly simple negotiations to complex mediations - really a form of facilitated negotiation by third party neutrals.
All students will perform a number of roles and required to engage in forms of collaborative learning styles. A number of exercises will be videoed and uploaded to DSO in order for students to engage in critical and self-critical/reflective analysis. We will be using a text called The Practice of Mediation: A Video-Integrated Text by Douglas N Frenkel + James H Stark [Aspen Publishers, 2008]and while this is an American text it is the best book available for explaining the principles and processes - it contains six hours of video dealing with three separate scenarios and transcripts with numerous questions built into the text that are designed to facilitate your understanding of the theory in specific contexts very much like the ones many of you will encounter in professional life.
As this unit is being taught in block mode, you will be expected to do a lot of reading in a short period of time. Workshop format with some formal lectures and discussions designed to support the experiential learning; i.e., role-playing activities.
Assignment (Contribution to Online Discussion) 20%, Research Paper 3000 words 40%, Test (In Class) 40%
From Trimester 3 2012:
In-class participation 20%, In-class debriefing role play sessions 10%, Final role play (comprising 15% group mark and 25% individual mark) 40%, Written assignment (combining reflection and research components 3000 words) 30%
Unit Fee Information
|Student Contribution Rate*||Student Contribution Rate**||Student Contribution Rate***||Fee rate - Domestic Students||Fee rate - International students|
* Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2010
** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2009
*** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2008
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.