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Fri, Jan 20, 2012

University of Florida Tech-enabled Wall of Civility

The Bob Graham Center for Public Service at the University of Florida has launched a new tech installation called the Civil Debate Wall that provides students with the opportunity to weigh in on different debatable topics and join in a discussion that is framed in a civil way. After registering their opinions on the current debate topic or in response to another prior student post, students have their picture taken by a wall mounted camera and their comments appear on one of 5 touchscreen monitors and on the project webpage found at . Comments can also be entered via the webpage but the photo option is not yet available via the web interface. The project was funded by a grant from the Knight Foundation. More details on the project are available in this story from Inside Higher Education.


Posted by: Bill Warters on 2012 01 20 | Filed under Conflict Resolution  Tech News  

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Sun, Jan 15, 2012

Handbook on the Applicability of Restorative Justice and Mediation in Prisons

The Hungarian Institute of Criminology and the Foresee Research Group have released a new document that provides a training design for restorative practices in prison settings as well as offering a series of case studies detailing the use of mediation and RJ processes like group conferencing within the prison system. The 100-page report is entitled the Handbook on the Applicability of Mediation and Restorative Justice in Prisons. It is a product of the EU-funded MEREPS initiative involving 7 organizations from 4 different countries. Other publications from the project are available on the MEREPS website.


Posted by: Bill Warters on 2012 01 15 | Filed under Conflict Resolution  

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Mon, Jan 09, 2012

Conflict Coaching Session Video example

MACRO (the Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office of Maryland) has posted a short video (12 minutes) providing a sample conflict coaching session produced for a professional development webinar held this past June. It demonstrates an informal and unscripted approach. You can view the session via this link - Conflict Coaching Demonstration (.wmv format). The related webinar is archived at this location (my mac wouldn’t play the webinar video for some reason, but only the audio).


Posted by: Bill Warters on 2012 01 09 | Filed under Conflict Resolution  Learning Objects  Videos  

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