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Acting to Manage Conflict and Bullying Through by Bruce Burton, Margret Lepp, Morag Morrison, John O'Toole

By Bruce Burton, Margret Lepp, Morag Morrison, John O'Toole

This booklet deals a whole and exact account of the evolution of an across the world profitable, evidence-based application that has been the results of nearly 20 years of motion learn into clash and bullying. It addresses essentially the most critical difficulties encountered in faculties and paintings locations around the world: that of bullying and inter-personal clash. The e-book provides a finished account of the examine, improvement and refinement of the DRACON venture and the appearing opposed to Bullying and Cooling Conflicts courses. The powerful recommendations that emerged from the huge overseas learn and perform use a mix of theories of clash and bullying administration with drama options and peer educating which were special of their software. The e-book analyses their evolution into an efficient software that has impacted absolutely on bullying and clash in a couple of settings. within the united kingdom this system effectively addressed behavioural difficulties among women in colleges by utilizing peer instructing in a drama atmosphere. In Sweden this system assists nursing scholars, nurses and different health and wellbeing execs to accommodate clash within the place of work. In Australia it's been utilized in hundreds of thousands of faculties to lessen bullying and support newly arrived refugees to accommodate cultural clash and improve resilience and self- id of their new kingdom. This quantity makes an enormous and actual contribution to the overseas attempt to discover potent options and strategies to house interpersonal clash and bullying throughout a number contexts.

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C stands for contradiction or the content of the conflict that the parties are arguing about. A model of conflict 20 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 8 2 In the Beginning: The DRACON Project escalation with three steps from C, A to B is presented. De-escalation is the reverse process, from B, A to C; continuing the ABC-model and other theory (detailed further in Löfgren and Malm 2007, Chap. 2), and role-plays in pairs related to basic strategies for handling conflicts applying the ABC-model. These examples of typical conflicts were extracted from situations given by the students; exploration of the research model of conflict styles and personal involvement using the analogies of: lion, turtle, camel, fox and owl; ‘third party body sculptures’ of people in conflict situations: in this exercise, every person gets a number 1, 2 or 3 in the changeable sculpture.

If so, might that knowledge and those skills be transferable, so that students could call on them when they were involved in a real conflict? Our aim crystallised: to investigate the use of drama to give students the tools for them to manage the real life conflicts which they encountered or in which they were involved. Through our work with the Police trainees, we had ourselves learned quite a lot about conflict. Conflicts do not arise by accident, and they have causes, elements and structures that can be recognisable.

I can see something happening and say ‘hey, that’s a latent conflict – look out’ or ‘We’re into a manifest conflict – better butt out of this’. (Year 11) I’ve talked to my sister about it. I was using some techniques on her and asking her if it would help. She was very helpful in that way and she even understands a little bit of it too, just by me understanding what I do to create conflicts, that has stopped a lot of fighting at home. Yeah, if I know there’s going to be an argument with my mom I’ll just walk off and I’ll just think of a few things to say and then I’ll come back with a few different points I can say instead of my bad temper.

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