Call for Papers for a Special Edition Australian Journal of Clinical Education

The Australian Journal of Clinical Education (AJCE) is an open access double blind peer reviewed journal devoted to issues of practice and innovation in clinical education in the disciplines of Law and Health Professional Education.


Guest editor: Dr Bobette Wolski


Photo Credit: Russ Seidel, Colour and Shape, Creative Commons


An understanding of dispute resolution theory and the development of dispute resolution skills are now considered to be a crucial part of a balanced education in a wide variety of disciplines and programs. It is generally accepted that learning about dispute resolution is best facilitated using simulations, roleplays and clinical experiences. It is through such learning experiences that our students gain, amongst other things, competency in communication skills, an understanding of human
emotions and needs, and an understanding of and appreciation for the variety of ways in which disputes may be resolved (or at least, managed). However, while much has been written about the teaching of dispute resolution, there are still many questions that remain unanswered, and challenges to be overcome.


The AJCE invites contributions for a special issue of the journal which will focus on the teaching and learning of dispute resolution in higher education. The issue will be edited by Dr Bobette Wolski (Guest Editor) and Dr Francina Cantatore (Editor-in-Chief).

The Editors invite submissions of articles for review and publication in Volume 4, 2018 from academics, researchers, practitioners and students on all matters relating to the learning and teaching of dispute resolution in higher education in law and health care in Australia and globally.
Submissions could address, but would not be limited to, topics such as:
1. Effective ways in which to integrate dispute resolution education in the curriculum or program of learning
2. The impact of emergent technologies on the learning and teaching of dispute resolution
3. Teaching and learning of dispute resolution to make a positive impact on student well-being
4. How to prepare students for the increasing importance of dispute resolution in the global environment
5. Innovations in teaching and learning of dispute resolution
6. Tried and true: teaching methodologies that have been effective in teaching dispute
resolution theory and practice
7. Teaching for interdisciplinary understanding and practice of dispute resolution
8. Dispute resolution and access to justice
9. Can we teach students to act ethically in dispute resolution and if so, how and why?
10. Any other topics relevant to the teaching and learning of dispute resolution.

Please submit an abstract of your paper (abstracts should be no longer than 300 words in length) by 31 May 2018. In the first instance, abstracts should be forwarded to Bobette Wolski by email addressed to: Please include your position description, organisation and contact details in the abstracts. Authors will then be invited to submit full texts of papers to the journal website.

The submission deadline for full papers is 31 August 2018.

It is anticipated that the special issue, which will be published as Volume 4, 2018, will be published late this year or early next year.
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The 6th Asia Pacific Mediation Forum Summit, Manila, Dec 9-11 2013

The 6th Asia Pacific Mediation Forum Summit will be held at De La Salle University, Taft Avenue, Manila, Philippines from  December 9-11, 2013. The Conference theme is “Mediation in a Globalizing World: Challenges to Multi-Culturalism, Peace-Building, and Religious Tolerance.”

According to the conference website:

Topics to be explored through presentations, panel discussions, open forums, and group dialogues during the conference include:

Business and Mediation
Mediation and Conflict Resolution/Transformation of Religious, Ethnic, Ideological, and Resource Management
Mediation and Politics
Mediation and the Media
Mediation and Public Policy
Mediation and Peace and Security
Mediation and Human Rights
Mediation and Education
Mediation, Gender and Development
Family Mediation and Family Violence (Violence Against Women and Children).
Mediation and the Courts
Mediation and Armed Conflicts
Global Trends in Mediation

Prospective delegates of the Summit are invited to submit an abstract no more 500 words, and a short biography of no more than 500 words, on any of the above topics through The deadline for submission is the close of business, May 30, 2013 (Philippine time, GMT+8:00). Accepted abstracts will be announced on June 9, 2013.

Full details can be found online at