Saturday, March 16, 2013

Conflict Unit

In Social Sciences and Health this term we have been exploring the concept of Conflict. In this unit we have been exploring answers to these questions:
  • How good are Oaklands students at dealing with conflict?
  • What is the difference between a disagreement and conflict?
  • What are effective ways of dealing with conflict?
  • Can conflict ever be a good thing?
To get the students engaged in the topic I showed them some statistics about how Oaklands students dealt with conflict last year. These included the number of verbal and physical assaults. If you have watched to the previous, Isabella and the other students were shocked by the statistics. 

So after showing the statistics, the members of Room 9 have been investigating how much conflict is in the playground this year and using this information to learn about graphing. 

As an answer to the third question, all of the Year 7 and 8s are peer mediators where they are gaining practical experience at helping others to solve disagreements and conflict.

After this investigation the students will decide what they are going to do about improving this situation so that all Oaklands students can resolve conflict in a positive and effective way. So watch this space for what ideas they come up with.

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