Beyond the Role-Play – Re-thinking Mediator Education.

Walsh, Sabine (2015) Beyond the Role-Play – Re-thinking Mediator Education. Journal of Mediation & Applied Conflict Analysis, 2 (2). pp. 317-327. ISSN 2009-7170

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Just as mediation styles differ enormously, so too do approaches to training and educating mediators. In the midst of much discourse on standards and accreditation, the focus on what makes a quality learning experience can be lost. This article will focus on what happens during mediator training and how mediators are taught to practice their craft. Drawing on the author’s own experience of mediation training in both professional and academic settings, this article will address what teaching methodologies are most appropriate to mediator education, and why. The article shall take a fresh look at the experiential methodologies that are currently used in such training, and explore some alternative teaching and learning strategies to make the learning experience better, and the outcomes of mediation training more successful. Beyond

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Role-play; re-thinking; mediator; mediation; education;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Edward M Kennedy Institute
Item ID: 6256
Depositing User: Kennedy Institute
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2015 11:44
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Mediation & Applied Conflict Analysis
Publisher: Maynooth Academic Publishing
Refereed: Yes

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