Module title: Community Safety and Mediation

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SSC11109
Module leader: Giuseppe Maglione
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Social Science
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2019/0, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Giuseppe Maglione
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
LO1-3: This module will predominantly be delivered via interactive seminar discussions with students, led by module staff. Active learning will be a focus and student participation and critical thinking will be encouraged. Students will draw on contemporary practice to inform debates and will learn to apply theoretical frameworks to community safety and crime prevention. Students will be supported in pursuing a significant level of independent study to support their learning and inform their summative assessment. Supporting materials will be available to students via Moodle.
LO4-6: The module will be delivered through interactive seminars. Students will be encouraged to critically engage with a wide range of sources drawn from different disciplinary domains (social psychology, socio-legal studies, criminology, philosophy, anthropology, history). Students will learn about theoretical frameworks, historical analysis, and methodological perspectives on mediation in criminal justice and community settings. Students will be familiarized with the main practical issues on mediation, including conflict analysis, conflict and communication, mediation techniques and ethics in mediation. During the seminars will be used an experiential learning approach, which prioritises learning by doing through role plays and interactive exercises. Supporting materials will be available to students via Moodle.

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
The module will develop students’ independent study and research skills and advance their critical analysis. Employability skills are enriched by the content, opportunities and learning activities embedded in the module, which provide students with the opportunity to develop critical understanding and skills in community safety theories, policies and practices; conflict analysis and mediation; abilities to recognize, formulate and elaborate specific research and polic

Formative Assessment:
Assessment (formative or summative)
LO 1-3: Formative feedback will be provided in seminar discussions and students will have the opportunity to receive formative feedback on a plan of their report. The summative assessment brings together the directed and independent scholarly activities of critical thinking and analysis. Students will be required to produce a 2,000 word report, directed at a community safety partner audience. This report, on an aspect of community safety, will involve critically engaging with theory, practical implications, and the policy context.
LO 4-6: both summative and formative assessments on students’ learning process focus on cutting-edge scholarly knowledge on the most recent theoretical, historical, methodological issues in the field. The summative assessment will be 20-minute Oral Presentation supported by a 1000-word written submission (summary of the presentation). This will be focused on the analysis, plan of intervention and identification of ethical issues of a specific real-life social conflict to be chosen by students, drawing upon media sources and discussed with the module leader. Students will have to demonstrate critical awareness of the key theoretical, historical and methodological issues linked to the specific mediation plan. Formative assessments and feedback will be given collectively during the seminars throughout the course or individually.
LO 5: formative assessment on students’ acquisition of basic mediation techniques will be provided by recording student-led mediation sessions simulated in the classroom and following this with a critical reflection upon strengths and limitations of the mediation process. This formative assessment by means of collective and one-to-one feedback aims at evaluating and supporting basic operational abilities of conflict analysis, conflict and communication, mediation techniques, mediation ethics, applied during a simulation.



Summative Assessment:
Assessment (formative or summative)
LO 1-3: Formative feedback will be provided in seminar discussions and students will have the opportunity to receive formative feedback on a plan of their report. The summative assessment brings together the directed and independent scholarly activities of critical thinking and analysis. Students will be required to produce a 2,000 word report, directed at a community safety partner audience. This report, on an aspect of community safety, will involve critically engaging with theory, practical implications, and the policy context.
LO 4-6: both summative and formative assessments on students’ learning process focus on cutting-edge scholarly knowledge on the most recent theoretical, historical, methodological issues in the field. The summative assessment will be 20-minute Oral Presentation supported by a 1000-word written submission (summary of the presentation). This will be focused on the analysis, plan of intervention and identification of ethical issues of a specific real-life social conflict to be chosen by students, drawing upon media sources and discussed with the module leader. Students will have to demonstrate critical awareness of the key theoretical, historical and methodological issues linked to the specific mediation plan. Formative assessments and feedback will be given collectively during the seminars throughout the course or individually.
LO 5: formative assessment on students’ acquisition of basic mediation techniques will be provided by recording student-led mediation sessions simulated in the classroom and following this with a critical reflection upon strengths and limitations of the mediation process. This formative assessment by means of collective and one-to-one feedback aims at evaluating and supporting basic operational abilities of conflict analysis, conflict and communication, mediation techniques, mediation ethics, applied during a simulation.



Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Other 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 176
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 50 1-3 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Oral Presentation 50 4-6 15 HOURS= 0.20, WORDS= 1000
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module will explore: community safety, well-being and partnership working; the prevention of crime and harm; core differences, tensions and overlaps between the main forms of conflict management, transformation and resolution; Mediation within criminal justice (Victim-Offender mediation) and community settings, focussing on historical roots, theoretical justifications and operational models in international perspective; practical mediation techniques including conflict analysis, conflict and communication, and ethics in mediation.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Critically analyse a variety of local policing strategies and models of partnership working in the community safety arena;
LO2: Critically reflect on the theoretical underpinnings and practical implications of various approaches to the prevention of crime and harm;
LO3: Engage in critical dialogue with the historical, social, political and economic context of community safety policy;
LO4: Critically engage with the various theories, histories, practices, and evaluative studies on mediation in criminal justice and community settings;
LO5: Attain critical awareness of the key methodologies for the analysis of interpersonal conflict, communication in conflict, ethical standards, basic applied skills to mediate inter-personal conflicts in criminal justice and community settings;
LO6: Develop abilities to recognize, formulate and elaborate specific research and policy related questions in the field.

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