Module Details

Module Code: YTWK H8014
Full Title: Conflict Transformation
Valid From:: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Language of Instruction:English
Duration: 1 Semester
Credits:: 5
Module Owner:: Katherina Nugent
Departments: Unknown
Module Description: no description provided
Module Learning Outcome
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Module Learning Outcome Description
MLO1 Analyse the societal, environmental and historical factors contributing to conflict and how these factors must be worked through to bring about resolution.
MLO2 Evaluate how conflicts arise and how they are part of what we are and how we then strive to balance the need for dynamic positive interaction versus destructive negative aggression.
MLO3 Examine and understand real world conflicts with a view to forming multidisciplinary approaches to their resolution.
MLO4 Analyse the concept of transformation within a conflict setting.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named DkIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
Module Indicative Content
Peace and the person
Conflict resolution and interpersonal conflict, conflict styles, negotiation and mediation.
Causes and symptoms of conflict
Human nature, individual aggression and war. Militarism and nationalism. Religious ideology, Arms Races, Racism, Xenophobia.
Conflict and Community
Fragmentation, defensive modes, insularity, sectarianism, the concepts of law and order in a conflicted community.
Chldren and the Northern Ireland Conflict
Violence and the everyday life of children, the concept of a 'lost generation, conflict and education, juvenile crime, community politics and the future generation.
Module Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
Final Examination50.00%
Module Special Regulation


Full Time On Campus

Course Work
Assessment Type Portfolio % of Total Mark 50
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing n/a Learning Outcome 3
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Assessment for the module will take the form of a portfolio of learning which will include a case study and analysis of a conflict situation.
No Project
No Practical
Final Examination
Assessment Type Formal Exam % of Total Mark 50
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
End-of-Semester Final Examination

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time On Campus
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact No Description Every Week 3.00 3
Independent Study Non Contact No Description Every Week 3.00 3
Directed Reading Non Contact No Description Every Week 3.00 3
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time On Campus workload.
Module Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Freire P.. (2000), Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Bloomsbury Academic.
  • Ignatiefff M.. (2001), The Needs of Strangers, 1st Picado edition. Picador.
  • Galtung J.. (1965), Institutionalised Conflict Resolution: A Theoretical Paradigm. Essay, Journal of Peace Research Vol.2, No.4, p.348 - 397.
  • Lederach JP.. (1997), Building Peace: Sustainable Reconcilation in Divided Societies, Syracuse University Press.
  • Bloomfield D.. (1997), Peacemaking Strategies in Northern Ireland: Building Complementarity in Conflict Management Theory, Palgrave.
  • Lederach JP.. (2003), The Little Book of Conflict Transformation, Good Books.
  • Farren S., Mulvihill R.F.. (2000), Paths to a Settlement in Northern Ireland, Colin Smyth Limited Publishers.
  • Immaculee Ilibagiza. (2007), Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust, Hay House.
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • DVD, (1999), Blood Diamond (Diamond trade and conflict in Sierra Leone).
  • DVD, (2005), Shooting Dogs (Rwanda).
  • DVD, (1997), Welcome to Sarajevo (Bosnian Conflict).
  • DVD, (1993), In The Name of the Father.