General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Mediation as an alternative method to solve conflict
Language English
Module lecturer Paulina Perska-Gradowska
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position PhD (assistant professor)
Faculty Faculty of Educational Studies
Semester 2021/2022 (winter)
Duration 30
USOS code 11-ME-11-a


Module aim (aims)

• Transfer of knowledge about mediation (origin and development of mediation in Poland and selected European countries; aims, rules, institutions, types of mediation).• Transfer of knowledge about disharmony, conflicts between people (types of conflict, main stages, ways of solving conflicts); legal course and other methods of solving conflicts.• Transfer of knowledge about mediators' work (tasks, methods and strategies of work).• Preparation for proper identify and define of odds and loss during mediation.• Transfer of knowledge about low basics of mediation in Poland. • Develop of interpersonal communication skills and solving conflicts.• 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 solvingWeek 3: ADR and restorative justice Mediation institutionsWeek 4: Functions and principles of mediationWeek 5: Types of mediationWeek 6: Types of mediationWeek 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 mediationWeek 11: The role of interpersonal communicationWeek 12: The role of interpersonal communicationWeek 13: The role of interpersonal communicationWeek 14: Legal regulations regarding mediationWeek 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•