Applied Technologies of Pedagogical Conflict Studies: Peer Mediation

А. Г. Пинкевич, А. Н. Сунами


The modern school is a space of conflict. Condition of modern Russian society have their effect on the course of the conflict interactions of the educational process participants, making it extremely complicated. Theoretical and applied models of conflict management in the elementary school are developed by the pedagogical conflict studies. The concept of the conflictological culture of the specialist by N. V. Samsonova, didactic system of problem-developing education by O. S. Grebenyuk, pedagogical conflict studies by S. V. Banykina laid the theoretical foundations of domestic conflictological studies of the modern elementary school. The next step should be the development of applied technology management of school conflicts. The existing international experience proposes several technologies. «Peer mediation» is the most interesting of them. The article includes analysis of the methodological basis of peer mediation as a method of conflict management in the elementary school, based on the method of mutual peer. At the same time there is analyzes of the international experience of implementing peer mediation programs in elementary schools. Also article includes the basic elements of peer mediation. Authors justified the high efficiency of this technology for the resolution of elementary school conflicts. Summarized the available experience the authors concluded the need for the application of this technology to reduce the level of modern Russian elementary school conflict, as well as for the pupils constructive social dialogue skills formation.


conflicts in school; pedagogical conflict studies; conflict management in school peer mediation; formation of pupils of constructive social dialogue skills

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