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LB5526 - Conflict Management and Transformation

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Law Office

This subject acknowledges that many conflicts may not be resolved at all, completely, or quickly. The subject considers constructive approaches to managing and transforming ongoing conflict. Students learn about the characteristics of ongoing conflict and some of the factors that contribute to a conflict's intractability. This subject delivers a range of techniques for effectively managing ongoing conflict, including: handling conflict avoidance; using and responding to power wisely; appropriate conflict communication and developing support systems for conflicting parties. Students gain a greater understanding the role of the conflict professional in supporting long-term transformation of conflict, beyond any potential resolution.

Learning Outcomes

  • mastery of the skills and knowledge required to undertake critical analysis and evaluation of intractable conflicts and disputes with the view to developing appropriate interventions and management strategies;
  • mastery of the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement appropriate interventions in cases of intractable conflicts and disputes;
  • demonstrated high level cognitive skills in investigation, analysis and synthesis of complex subject related ideas through research and critically discussion.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to appraise information critically;
  • The ability to use independent judgment to synthesise information to make intellectual and/or creative advances;
  • The ability to think laterally and be original;
  • The ability to conceptualise problems;
  • The ability to conceptualise and evaluate a range of potential solutions to relevant problems;
  • The ability to encompass and use methods and conceptual advances in areas of knowledge cognate to their central area(s) of expertise;
  • The potential to lead and contribute to projects effectively and efficiently.
Prerequisites: LB5525

Availabilities

Townsville, Study Period 11, Limited
Census Date 13-Dec-2012
Face to face teaching 07-Dec-2012 to 09-Dec-2012 (Workshop: 7, 8, 9 Dec)
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: Dr Judith Rafferty, Mr Brett Greenland.
Workload expectations:
  • 21 hours workshops/Seminars - Three days of workshops
Assessment: essays (50%); discussion paper (30%); online participation (20%).

Study Period 11, External
Census Date 13-Dec-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: Dr Judith Rafferty, Mr Brett Greenland.
Workload expectations:
  • 21 hours workshops/Seminars - Optional workshop on 7, 8 and 9 December 2012.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: essays (50%); discussion paper (30%); online participation (20%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.