INTRODUCTION In our school we don’t have many students who have conflicts. However, some conflict situations come to produce, predominantly in the playground. Due to all this, teachers’ team held a meeting to tryThe completed road from then until now to find ahas not been without difficulties, but solution.everyone’s effort gave its fruits.
We, currently, participate in the project “School, spaceof peace”, with a coordinator (Mª Ángeles Pedraza),teacher of the school and she manages… …MEDIATION TEAMS It is a method of solving conflicts applicable to situations where persons with an argument oeBut…what is dispute have reached a pointmediation? where communication is blocked or it is very difficult, so the mediator helps that the parties in conflict seek a solution by their own.
2. Teaching necessary OBJECTIVES strategies and skills.1. Prevent violence. 3. Promoting a good climate for partnership.
STAGES Opening of the mediation. Exhibition of the situation from the perspective of each part. Reformulating or reconsideration of the situation. Evaluation and selection of options. Elaboration of a proposed agreement. Monitoring of the implementation of the agreement.
Characteristics of the Negotiation Informal process. Structured. It is voluntary. It is confidential. It is cooperative. It gives prominence to the parts.
VALUES OF MEDIATIONIT HELPS TO MAKE DECISIONS ABOUT YOURSELF.PROMOTES THE RESPECT AND COOPERATION(WIN/WIN SOLUTIONS).THE COMMITMENTS ARE ASSUMED AS THEIROWN, NOT BE IMPOSED.IT FAVORS JUSTICE, NOT THE POWER.
FUNCTIONS OF MEDIATORSThey will help the parties to express theirpositions, interests and values.They help to generate trust among them.Facilitate the search for solutions, not advised.
WHAT A MEDIATOR DOESN’T HAVE TO DO? 1. Asking too many questions. Practice active listening and let the parties to express in their own way. 3. Discuss with one of the parties. Don’t show disgust, don’t2. To ask too many whys oppose to one Rather than ask “Why have you of the parties. insulted?”, better to say “tell me”.
4. Making judgments.Don’t say:“One of you must be lying”,but: “Both of you havedifferent points of view aboutwhat happened”“These are nonsenses...”; in its 5. Give advice.place: “ If this is interesting for Instead of saying: “Youyou, you can see it in another must remember thetime”. important thing is mutual respect”, make it as: “How do you like your relationship would be in the future?”
6. Threaten the parties. Don’t say: “If you don’t solve this you’ll have to fix it with a record of punishment”. On the other hand, you can say you agree to resolve it, it may be hard, but in spite of this, we have come a long way and it is important that we continue in this direction7. To force reconciliation.When the parties reach an agreement, you should not beforced this. Not you ask them which are friends again, ask orgive excuses or give your hands, ask them: “What you cando to find you happier?”…“What solutions would be fairer to both parties?”
RECOMMENDATIONSSearch for solutions. •Solutions will be assimilable by parties to the dispute of theEvaluation of solutions. conflict.•Reflection serene about the •They will take intoproposed solutions. account their•Discard those that don’t ensure feelings, needs,satisfactory. interests and values,•Take those where there is a greater recommendations…consensus.
Formulation of the problem •knowledge of the different perspectives of the conflict.. •Each person must make explicit his vision aobut him or herself. Creating a positive atmosphere that allows to address the conflict. •It must beClarify and define the dimensions of motivation and having a consensualthe conflict. procedure.•Select key dimensions of the conflict.•To get that we have to find the elements ofagreement and disagreement.
C.E.I.P EUROPA (Montequinto) MEDIATION WORKSHOP FOR STUDENTS “TO MEDIATE I POINTED ME” CEIP EUROPA t wh at we a we do abou ACADEMICtYEAR, 2011-2012. We are w h we are ange what do to chCoordinator:Mª Ángeles Pedraza Cabiedas
C.E.I.P EUROPA (Montequinto) Mediation workshop TH IS? D OESHOW It is proposed from the project “School, space of peace”, responding to the most important conflicts of primary school pupils.
C.E.I.P EUROPA (Montequinto) Mediation workshop INIT IAL S ITUA TIONFill in a questionnairefrom 4º to 6º grade As• Are there conflicts? se of ssm re su ent• Where they arise?• With who or whom? lts• Why?• How they are resolved?• Do you like to be assistedby a colleague?
C.E.I.P EUROPA (Montequinto) Mediation workshop WHO WESCHOOL COUNSELOR ARE ? TEACHERS: • Coordinator of the project •Volunteer teachers (2) STUDENTS Fourth grade: 5 participants Fifth grade: 2 participants (Continuity in the next academic year)
C.E.I.P EUROPA (Montequinto) Mediation workshop WHE RE W DO ARE EW HEN T? LOCA TED? EM EE MultiW purpo time se ro eb reak om ay in thWe dn e s d FOR ASK HO CAN ION? W ED IAT Any student from first to M sixth grade and any teacher.
C.E.I.P EUROPA (Montequinto) Mediation workshop TO BE TW E D O S? Contracts to WHA TOR form part of ME DIA the network of mediators Commitments Games of group Information cohesion to the families of mediators Training for mediatorsWho can be a What does being How I have to What resourcesMEDIATOR? MEDIATOR? act in and strategies I mediation? have?
C.E.I.P EUROPA (Montequinto) Mediation workshop KN OW ERS STUDENTS OTH ?HOW US • MEDIATOR card • Presentation in classes • “By word of mouth” TEACHERS • Teachers meeting • Meeting of COORDINATORS • Direct information to TUTORS
C.E.I.P EUROPA (Montequinto) Mediatión workshop LT HAT RIA ATE USE ? For mediation enM the school WE Requests for MEDIATION Agenda topics Contracts, agreements and covenants For TRAININGVideos, books, materials andexperiences of mediation…
C.E.I.P EUROPA (Montequinto) Mediation Committee AND AFTER WHAT?To get the MEDIATION to be part of the daily life of the centre we will follow some series of steps:Mediation team *Meet more or less regularly to improve the training, promote it, etc...- It is important to activate *Campaigns of dissemination in the Centre: forand to publicize the example workshops in Cultural Week or Peace Day…mediation from the team *Plan activities to improve the application.created for this purpose and *Encourage colleagues to request information.to get this is interesting: *Participe in continuous training.
C.E.I.P EUROPA (Montequinto) Mediation committee AND AFTER WHAT? InstitutionalizationDissemination of the programm - mediation should be incorporated in the- It is essential to promote and Educational Project of the Centre,publicize the program through Coexistence Plan and in the Rules oftutoring, posters, drama Internal Regime, becoming systemsimulations, brochures or other parallel, complementary and notmeasures deemed appropriate. antagonistic to the procedure to use to actions contrary to the proper functioning of the Centre based on the rights and duties of pupils.
C.E.I.P EUROPA (Montequinto) Mediation committee AND AFTER WHAT?We think the systematic collaborationbetween the team orientation and tutorsare the best vehicle of transmission of thisway of proceeding.
C.E.I.P EUROPA (Montequinto) Mediation REMEMBER, WE’RE NOT LOOKING FOR WHO’S RIGHT OR WRONG... IN WE ARETHE WAY ...WE’RE LOOKING FOR AN AGREEMENT!!!