ERIC Number: ED056921
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul-16
Reference Count: 0
Curriculum on Conflict: Some Suggestions.
Daniels, David N.
This developmental paper generally describes a task oriented model for teaching about conflict and conflict resolution, using student groups for problem solving, which can be developed in the classroom. The model involves: 1) identification of the issue, topic, or problem by the entire class; 2) identification of ideas, concepts, or facets of conflict by sub-groups; and, 3) generalization. The merits of this method include: 1) students learning to work together; 2) active participation in concept and idea development; 3) demonstration of conflict and resolution within the group process itself; and, 4) student motivation. Almost any type of problematic or conflict situation can be used that are simulations or real in the individual, the classroom, the school, the community, and larger groups. Current issues with practical implications which directly impinge on the student are especially useful. Specific techniques are briefly described: case study method; classroom negotiation; individual exercises in the perception of conflict; observation of nursery school age children; historical literature and clinical cases; video-tape for feedback purposes; and, role playing simulations such as the Prisoner's Dilemma or Black and White. (Author/SBE)
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Authoring Institution: Diablo Valley Education Project, Orinda, CA.
Note: Developmental Draft written at a Summer Workshop in Curriculum Writing, St. Mary's College, Moraga, California, June 21-July 16, 1971