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Understanding our Present: Teaching Disputes Resolution Through On-line Role-play

Saunders, Darryl and Reedy, Alison (2013). Understanding our Present: Teaching Disputes Resolution Through On-line Role-play. In: Electric Dreams 30th ascilite Conference, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, 1-4 December 2013.

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Author Saunders, Darryl
Reedy, Alison
Title Understanding our Present: Teaching Disputes Resolution Through On-line Role-play
Conference Name Electric Dreams 30th ascilite Conference
Conference Location Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Conference Dates 1-4 December 2013
Conference Publication Title Proceedings of the 30th Ascilite Conference
Place of Publication Sydney, Australia
Publisher Macquarie University: E-Learning Centre of Excellence (MELCOE)
Publication Year 2013
ISBN 978-1-74138-403-1   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 796
End Page 800
Total Pages 5
HERDC Category E1 - Conference Publication (DIISR)
Abstract The Disputes Resolution unit in the School of Law at Charles Darwin University demonstrates how new technologies can be used in higher education to design connected, innovative and interactive learning environments that stimulate the teaching of practical mediation skills. A pedagogic approach suited to online teaching is used in which online role-play scenarios are conducted using a variation of the online fishbowl approach. With this approach internal and external students take on character roles and interact in a synchronous online environment during a two-week intensive teaching block. The students jump in and out of their roles over the course of the two weeks as they research, role-play, interview and conduct peer reviews of the interactions. New technologies combined with innovative pedagogy enable the repositioning of external students as very much internal in the learning process and a new level of connection and interaction is possible between internal and external students.

Keyword Law
Disputes resolution
Online fishbowl
Situated learning
Learning technologies
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