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LB5531 - Research and Writing in Conflict Management and Resolution

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Law Office (pre 2015)

This subject will equip students to engage in research and writing in the field of conflict management and resolution. Students will develop advanced research skills in this multi-disciplinary field, and will develop literacy in a range of research methodologies (e.g. quantitative, qualitative, case studies) and tools (e.g. surveys, interviews, online databases, computer based research software) relevant to conflict management and resolution. Students will develop an understanding of the role and use of research in conflict intervention work. Students will also develop advanced writing skills for different audiences in conflict management and resolution (e.g. research proposals, annotated bibliography, literature review, journal articles, advice to clients, reflective journals, plans and reports). This subject is essential for students who plan to complete a research project, or to progress to higher degree research studies in the field of conflict management and resolution.

Learning Outcomes

  • synthesize complex conflict and related theories and standards for professional practice in CMR;
  • provide general advice to assist individuals, groups and organisations to constructively manage conflict;
  • autonomously reflect on and assess their own capabilities and performance and make use of feedback as appropriate, to support personal and professional development;
  • exercise independent ethical judgment and initiative in CMR practice and research.

Availabilities

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Sam Hardy Lawson
Lecturer: Miss Claire Holland.
Workload expectations:
  • 6 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 100 hours - Online activities
Assessment: initial learning brief (10%); portfolio (80%); final learning brief (10%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Sam Hardy Lawson, Mrs Judith Rafferty
Lecturer: Miss Claire Holland.
Workload expectations:
  • 6 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 100 hours - Online activities
Assessment: initial learning brief (10%); portfolio (80%); final learning brief (10%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

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.