General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Mediation As An Alternative Method To Solve Conflict
Language English
Module lecturer dr Paulina Perska-Gradowska
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position
Faculty Faculty of Educational Studies
Semester 2023/2024 (winter)
Duration 30
USOS code 11-ME-11-a


Wednesday, 11.30-13.00

Faculty of Educational Studies, ul. Międzychodzka 5

Room 310 

Module aim (aims)

• Transfer of knowledge about mediation (origin and development of mediation in Poland and European countries; aims, rules, institutions, types of mediation).

• Transfer of knowledge about interpersonal conflicts (types of conflict, stages, ways of solving disputes); legal  and other methods of solving conflicts.

• Transfer of knowledge about mediators' work (tasks, methods and strategies).

• Preparation for proper identification and definition of odds and loss during mediation.

• Transfer of knowledge about law basics of mediation in Poland.

• Develop interpersonal communication skills.

• Develop teamwork skills.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)


Week 1: Conflict - types, stages

Week 2: Conflict - strategies of solving

Week 3: ADR and restorative justice. Mediation institutions

Week 4: Functions and principles of mediation

Week 5: Types of mediation

Week 6: Types of mediation

Week 7: Participants in mediation. Mediator's role

Week 8: Stages of mediation

Week 9: Methods and techniques in mediation

Week 10: Methods and techniques in mediation

Week 11: The role of interpersonal communication

Week 12: The role of interpersonal communication

Week 13: The role of interpersonal communication

Week 14: Legal regulations regarding mediation

Week 15: Ethics in the mediation process

Reading list

• Fisher, Roger; William Ury; and Bruce Patton. Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In. 2nd ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1991

• Moore, Christopher W. The Mediation Process: Practical Strategies for Resolving Conflict. 3rd ed. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2003

• Wilmot, William W., and Joyce L. Hocker. Interpersonal Conflict. 7th ed. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2007