Interpersonal Communications

  Collaborative Conflict Resolution
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Group Assignment

This assignment will be graded using the Group Assignment Rubric linked to the right. you are STRONGLY encouraged to view the rubric before you begin working on this assignment. Use the requirements in the rubric as your guide as you work to complete this assignment.

For this assignment, you will work in groups of 3-5 people to complete the following requirements:

  • Select a short clip from a movie or TV show that depicts an interpersonal conflict between two or more people.
  • Analyze the conflict to determine what conflict resolution techniques and skills the people in the clip used.
  • Rewrite the scene using the collaborative conflict resolution method.
  • Perform the rewritten scene as a skit for your classmates.

For this assignment, your group will produce and submit the following items:

  • A 2-3 page written analysis of your clip, including the citation for your clip
  • Your rewritten scene script
  • Your skit performance

Each group's skit will be followed by class discussion and critique.

Final Assessment

You will complete one of the role playing scenarios below with your professor to demonstrate your understanding of the concepts in this module. Your professor will use the Final Assessment rubric linked in the yellow box on this page to assess your responses to the role playing exercise. We strongly encourage you to practice the exercises with your classmates before you complete one for a grade with your professor.

You will need to create interests or reasons that underlie your positions or solutions to the following conflict situations:

  1. Your parent insists that you ask permission before you go out with your friends but you believe that at your age, you should be able to engage in activities without her or his approval.

  2. You and a friend play on a college athletic team. Your former romantic partner is now dating your friend. The friend wants to invite her or his new partner to the next athletic competition but you don't want to see your former partner because it will be too painful.

  3. You and your intimate partner disagree about public displays of affection. You enjoy demonstrating affection such as holding hands, hugging and kissing, no matter the context. Your partner believes that these behaviors are meant to occur in private.

  4. Your parents are divorced and both hint that you spend more time with the other parent. You have been invited to a special parent-child occasion and you are looking forward to attending. You can bring one parent and have to tell the parent who stays home about your choice.


It is important to "attack a problem" rather than "attack a person" in collaborative conflict resolution.



Group Assignment Rubric

Final Assessment Rubric


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