Classroom Course

Classroom Course Design

Course Audience

The course is designed for those involved in non- profit youth organisations, Vocational Education & Training and Higher Education Institutes and policy makers. It seeks to equip young people with the knowledge & skills to become peer to peer mediators by developing a training course to train young people aged 16-30 in social mediation skills.

Rather than viewing mediation as a means of conflict resolution, the course is designed to build young people’s knowledge and skills so that all young people benefit from the numerous ways it can be employed to further their goals.

The course looks at the importance of developing young people’s innovation and enterprise skills, finding new ways to integrate high quality peer mediation into existing youth services and structures by training young people.

The materials are designed for various uses. The course can be delivered as a complete curriculum or parts of it might be integrated to supplement other courses. All materials are provided as open source and each section of this course of­fers a variety of additional online materials such as case studies and activities about the topic.

As some learners might want to learn the content (or just parts of it) individually, all mod­ules and additional learning resources are pro­vided online.

The target audience can also use the course on their own for professional development. In­formation about how we suggest the materials can be used are provided at the beginning of each tutors work­book for each module.

The course can be used in a classroom envi­ronment as well as a self-contained distance learning course.

Course Components

The syllabus of the Young Community Mediators classroom course is di¬vided into five different units called modules, each of them focusing on different aspects of entrepreneurship skills:

Module 1: Introduction and Welcome

Module 2: Understanding Conflict

Module 3: Introduction to Peer Mediation, Listening Skills and Negotiation

Module 4: Peer Mediation Event

Module 5: Teamwork: The Decision- Making Process and Neutrality

Each Module has three different training resources:

  1. A Tutors Guide – this outlines the aims, learning outcomes and usage of each module.
  2. A Powerpoint/ PDF Presentation – again this is to be used in conjunction with the Tutor’s Guide, this is a suggested course and includes the materials and activities. If it is your first time delivering the course, this is a good starting point.
  3. Additional Tutor Resources- such materials can add value and compliment both the tutors guides and the presentations.

You can download the course by scrolling to the bottom to download all 5 modules as a zip file.

Although the Young Community Mediators classroom course is designed as a complete curriculum, each module can be used as a stand-alone session. Therefore, each module starts with a basic introduction about the topic which can be skipped if you use more than one module or the whole course.

You do not need to use the materials in any particular order. If you want to concentrate on a specific topic you can jump in at your point of interest – although using the whole course is suggested.

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