LAW42080 Mediation Skills Workshop

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module introduces students to the practical skills and techniques of mediation with input from experts in the field. Students will acquire and practice the skills in a role play environment, and may complete an assessment for external accreditation purposes.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On successfully completing the workshop students will be able to demonstrate have acquired and practiced using the skills of the mediator in a number of workshop and role play settings in accordance with the syllabuses of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the IMI

Indicative Module Content:

Mediation Skills, including management of the process, mediation techniques (eg. active listening, reframing, brainstorming, dealing with emotions, overcoming obstacles, generating settlement, dealing with difficult situations and ethical dilemmas). The syllabuses of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the International Mediation Institute will be followed.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Small Group






Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This is a practical module in which students learn and apply the skills used in mediation. It involves active/task-based learning; peer and group work; lectures; case-based role-play learning; and student presentations. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Practical Examination: Role Play Assessment (1hr) Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
Repeat Within Two Trimesters
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Online automated feedback
• Self-assessment activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Automated individual and group feedback will be provided for online assessment

Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.

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