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Module Specifications

Archived Version 2012 - 2013

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

Online Module Resources

Module Co-ordinatorMr Paul KingOffice NumberCA118
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

The purpose of this module is to introduce students to the processes and skills necessary for effective interpersonal communication between educators/trainers and learners in an education and training environment. In this module students will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to support the practice of teaching and learning in an education/training setting, for example, factors influencing a positive learning environment, managing the relationship in the learning environment, mediation skills for working with students with special education needs,skills & competencies for the intercultural learning environment,dealing with conflict, and professional and personal self-care for the educator/trainer.Students are expected to attend lectures and engage in group work to share and reflect on their experience with respect to the mediation aspect of the placement practice module on the programme.

Learning Outcomes

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.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Online activity20No Description
Independent Study70No Description
Group work10No Description
Lecture24No Description
Total Workload: 124

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

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.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
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,
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