DESCRIPTION OF COURSE UNIT


1.

Code

Course unit title

Title of the degree programme

LLL17B000044

Basics of Mediation in Social Work

Elective subject


2.

Name of lecturer(s)

Departament(s)

Coordinator: Agata Katkonienė (e-mail angelec@mruni.eu)

a. o: Dr. Angelė Danutė Čepėnaitė

Institute of Educational Sciences and Social Work


3.

Cycle of course unit

Level of course unit

Type of course unit

I

Optional

Optional


4.

Mode of delivery

Year of study and semester when the course unit is delivered

Language of instruction

Lectures and seminars

2 semester

English, Lithuanian


5.

Study requirements

Prerequisites:

Co-requisites:

Work placement(s):

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable


7.

Number of ECTS credits allocated

Student's workload

Contact work hours and planned learning activities

Independent work hours

6

162

50

112


8.

Purpose of the course unit

Purpose: to provide knowledge about social work methods and their implementation; to enable students ability to choose the appropriate social work methods and apply them specifically with regard to existing practice situations. Competences: to creatively and critically applicate the theory and methods of social work and other social sciences as well as innovations in order to empower people and achieve positive change in social life of individuals, groups, communities and society.. To build professional activities on social justice, human rights assurance, human value and dignity principles..

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Teaching and learning methods

Assessment methods

Students will be able in intercultural level insure effective communication, to exchange ideas in seeking consensus solution

Lectures, seminars, group discussions

Individual and group task, test


9.

Course contens

Topics

Contact work hours and planned learning activities

Independent work hours and tasks

Tasks

1. Introduction to the course. Mediation as a method, its development. Conception of conflict

1

2

3

8

Mediation as a method of conflict resolution. Concept of mediation in scientific literature - essay.

2. Conflict process. Types of conflicts. Conflict resolution strategies and process.

1

2

3

8

Analysis of conflict situations.

3. Mediation principles. Preparation for the mediation process in social work. Mediation process and its stages.

3

6

9

18

Preparation and presentation of introductory speech of Mediation session. Preparation of mediation agreement.

4. Ethics of mediation in social work. Effective mediation instruments

2

4

6

14

Case study. Individual and group task execution and presentation

5. Application of mediation in work with individuals

2

4

6

10

Case study. Individual and group task execution and presentation

6. Application of mediation in work with family

2

3

5

14

Case study. Individual and group task execution and presentation

7. Application of mediation in work with the elderly

1

3

4

14

Case study. Individual and group task execution and presentation

8. Application of mediation in work with children and young people

2

2

4

10

Case study. Individual and group task execution and presentation

9. Community mediation. Multicultural mediation

2

2

4

8

Case study. Individual and group task execution and presentation

10. Restorative justice mediation

2

2

2

6

8

Case study. Individual and group task execution and presentation

Overall

18

2

30

50

 

112

 


10.

Assessment strategy

Weighting percentage

Period or date of assessment

Assessment criteria

Test / didactic test / progress test

50

During semestr

Test consists of 10 open-and closed-ended questions. One fully answered question is evaluated by 1 point. Evaluation is as follows: 10 - excellent knowledge and skills. Assessment level -10 answers. 9 - very good knowledge and skills. There may be minor errors. Assessment level - 9 answers. 8 - good knowledge and skills There may be minor errors. Assessment level -8 assessment answers. 7 - average knowledge and skills. There may be minor errors. Assessment level- 7 answers. 6 - satisfactory knowledge and skills. Assessment level -6 answers. 5 - poor knowledge and skills. There may be minor errors. . Assessment level -5 answers. 4 - knowledge and skills are not satisfied the minimum requirements. There are errors. Assessment level - 4 answers. 3 - poor knowledge and skills, knowledge and skills are not satisfied the minimum requirements. There are errors. Assessment level - 3 answers. 2 - very poor knowledge and skills. There are errors. Assessment level - 2 answers. 1- bad knowledge and skills. There are errors. Assessment level - 1 answer.

Written paper (Abstract)

20

During semestr

Extensive and detailed covering of topic issues, provides analysis and assessments -10 points. Extensive and detailed covering of topic with minimum of analysis and evaluation - 9 points, Topic is disclosed, may contain not meaningful error - 8 points; Topic is disclosed narrowly - 7 points; Topic is disclosed narrowly, may contain errors - 6 points, Topic is disclosed narrowly, but meets the minimum requirements - 5 points Topic is undisclosed – 4 points.

Written paper (Abstract)

20

During semestr

Extensive and detailed covering of topic issues, provides analysis and assessments -10 points. Extensive and detailed covering of topic with minimum of analysis and evaluation - 9 points, Topic is disclosed, may contain not meaningful error - 8 points; Topic is disclosed narrowly - 7 points; Topic is disclosed narrowly, may contain errors - 6 points, Topic is disclosed narrowly, but meets the minimum requirements - 5 points Topic is undisclosed – 4 points.

Tasks performance in seminars

10

During semestr

Active attendance at seminars, participation in the role games: -70 percent. of seminars, participation in the role of mediator and in the role of the conflict part -10 points -70 percent of seminars, participation in the role of conflict mediator -9 points -70 percent of seminars, participation in the role the role of part of the conflict -8 points. 70 percent. seminar participation (active position) - 7 points 60 percent. seminar participation (active position) - 6 points 50 percent. seminar participation (active position) - 5 points 40 percent. seminars, participation - 4 points, etc. respectively.