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 2022/2023 (winter)
Duration 30
USOS code 11-ME-11-a


Tuesday at 1.15 p.m. - 2.45 p.m. 

Course Mediation as an alternative method to solve conflict will start on October 11.

The first class will take place in room 49 (Szamarzewskiego Street 89, building AB).

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 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