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Module Specifications

Archived Version 2009 - 2010

Module Title Classroom Mediation Skills
Module Code ES203
School School of Education Studies

Online Module Resources

Module Co-ordinatorMr Paul KingOffice NumberCA118
Level 2 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Module Aims
This module aims to explore the processes and skills necessary for effective interpersonal communication between educators/trainers and learners in an education and training environment.

Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to…
  1. Develop a reflective practice approach in working as an educator/trainer.
  2. Create the appropiate conditions to maximise a positive learning environment for students in an education/training environment.
  3. Employ the requisite skills to manage situations of confrontation and conflict in an education/training environment.
  4. Integrate into their practice the necessary skills for working in a diverse education/training context.
  5. Apply basic counselling, coaching and mentoring techniques to become a skilled helper as an educator/trainer.

Indicative Time Allowances
Lectures 24
Tutorials 12
Laboratories 0
Seminars 0
Independent Learning Time 39

Total 75
Assume that a 5 credit module load represents approximately 75 hours' work, which includes all teaching, in-course assignments, laboratory work or other specialised training and an estimated private learning time associated with the module.

Indicative Syllabus

Indicative Syllabus:

Developing a Reflective approach to Teaching, Classroom climate & Promoting Positive Behaviour, Preventive discipline, managing the relationship in the learning environment, Mediation Skills for working with students with Special Education Needs, Teaching a difficult class - constructive confrontation, A counselling approach to teaching/education – developing the process of skilled helping, Understanding Emotional Intelligence & Promoting the development of Resiliency among students, Coaching & mentoring in the educational & training environment, Skills & Competencies for the Intercultural Classroom, Professional and Personal self care- managing stress, avoiding burnout, asking for help, developing mindfulness in practice.

Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Indicative Reading List


  • Rogers, Bill 2006, Classroom behaviour : a practical guide to effective teaching, behaviour management and colleague support. MAIN LENDING 371.1024/ROG
  • Rogers, Bill 2006, Cracking the hard class : strategies for managing the harder than average class. MAIN LENDING 371.1024/ROG
  • Thomsen, Katherine 2002, Building Resilient Students Integrating Resiliency Into What You Already Know and Do. MAIN LENDING 370.153/THO
  • Weinstein, Carol Simon 2007, Secondary Classroom Management. MAIN LENDING 373.11024/WEI
  • Moon, Jennifer A. 2004, A handbook of reflective and experiential learning : theory and practice. MAIN LENDING 1 WEEK 370.1523/MOO
  • Levin, James. 2007, Principles of Classroom Management: A Professional Decision-Making Model.MAIN LENDING 371.1024/LEV
  • Larrivee, Barbara. 2005, Authentic Classroom Management: Creating a Learning Community and Building Reflective Practice. MAIN LENDING 371.1024/LAR
  • Kottler, Jeffrey A et al., 2005, On being a teacher : the human dimension. MAIN LENDING 371.1/KOT
  • Kottler, Jeffrey A 2007, Counseling Skills for Teachers. MAIN LENDING 371.4046/KOT
  • DiGiulio, Robert C 2007, Positive Classroom Management A Step-by-Step Guide to Helping Students Succeed. MAIN LENDING 371.1024/DIG
  • Slavin, R. E. 2006, Educational psychology: theory and practice. MAIN LENDING 370.15/SLA
Programme or List of Programmes
ETBSc in Education & Training