E-learning as a Way to Reflexive Practice: Online Mediation Role-plays

By Kathy Douglas.

Published by The Learner Collection

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E-learning provides the opportunity for professionals to explore practice questions in a supportive environment. Through the active learning tool of online role-plays professionals can receive intrinsic feedback regarding choices made in the role-plays. Contentious ethical issues, such as power concerns in mediation, can be explored in a environment where other professionals in the same field can provide support and reflective comments in the discussion board . This paper provides a design for role-plays based upon Laurillard's conversational framework as a method of helping busy professionals reflect upon their practice in an online environment.

Keywords: e-Learning, Role-plays, Professional Practice

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 13, Issue 12, pp.73-80. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 879.444KB).

Kathy Douglas

Lecturer, School of Social Science and Planning, RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Kathy Douglas lectures at RMIT University in legal and dispute studies. She has researched e-learning for some years and is currently exploring online mediation role-plays as a means of improving professional practice.


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