Our Conflict, Our Solution!

Activity

Our Conflict, Our Solution!

Duration: 60 min.
Suggested level: Secondary Cycle Two
Subject: Culture and Citizenship in Québec, Law, English Language Arts

Description

Conflicts don’t always end up in court with lawyers battling it out! In this scenario, groups of high school students who have a disagreement arrive at a win-win solution. This activity introduces students to mediation as an alternative method to prevent and resolve disputes.

Pedagogical objectives

  • Introduce students to an alternative method to prevent and resolve disputes.
  • Provide students with tools for dealing with conflicts peacefully.
  • Determine the viewpoints and interests of various actors in a given situation.
  • Practise using dialogue during disagreements.

Subjects and subject-specific competencies

Culture and Citizenship in Québec

Secondary IV

Cultural realities and compulsory main concepts: Justice and the law - Legal and judicial institutions.

Compulsory specific concepts, and related topics and examples: Courts and legal recourse, Mediation.

  • Competency 2: Reflects on ethical questions:
    • Engages in dialogue:
      • Becomes aware of own feelings, reactions and initial point of view.
      • Takes into account points of view, feelings and experiences of others.
    • Examines a variety of points of view:
      • Considers points of view and experiences.

Broad areas of learning

  • Citizenship and Community Life:
    • Promotion of the rules of social conduct
    • Adoption of a culture of peace
    • Participation, cooperation and solidarity
  • Career Planning and Entrepreneurship:
    • Familiarity with the world of work, social roles and occupations and trades

Cross-curicular competencies

  • Solving problems:
    • Analyzing the different aspects of a situation
    • Adopting a flexible approach
    • Testing possible solutions
  • Exercising critical judgment:
    • Comparing his/her opinion with those of others
    • Expressing his/her opinion
  • Cooperating with others:
    • Interacting with others while keeping an open mind

Related content

External pedagogical ressources

  • L’Institut Pacifique (French only): pedagogical activities on mediation
  • An episode from the series Le droit de savoir on participatory justice (French only)

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Note

Cette activité exige une préparation de 30 minutes avec les élèves avant la venue du juriste bénévole.