Student Contests on Negotiation and Mediation: A Tool to Foster Specialists\' Social and Professional Interaction Skills

A.A. Atabekova, K.P. Chilingaryan, I.I. Kruze, L. Lutskovskaya
European Research Studies Journal, Volume XXI, Issue 3, 552 - 566, 2018
DOI: 10.35808/ersj/1083


The article explores student international contests on negotiation and mediation from their participation regarding skills' development to perform better in modern humanitarian contexts. The proposed focus stems from a number of reasons including the recognized increase in migration due to humanitarian reasons, negotiation and mediation as part and parcel of the interaction among those who are part of the migration flows. The research hypothesis argues that student international contests on negotiation and mediation bear social relevance and can be used as a tool for the above mentioned skills development.The investigation aims to explore law students' perceptions of negotiation and mediation training with regard to their possible engagement in professional engagement within humanitarian contexts. The research explores academic findings on the negotiation and mediation skills training, identifies major points students consider relevant regarding their participation in the contexts under study, reveals factors that shape students' opinions on the contests social/educational/ professional relevance, and concludes on factors that might be relevant for negotiation mediation skills training within university curriculum to meet current societal needs.

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