Identifying Conflict Styles

Are you a peace-keeper or a problem-solver? Explore conflict management styles through a lesson, fourth in a 15-part series, that combines individual assessment and collaborative work. Groups learn the basic tendencies of each style, then participate in simulations to experience how conflict styles determine the outcome of a situation.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Discuss a few current events conflicts and ask learners to identify the conflict styles they see 
  • Create groups with the same conflict style and have them practice using a different style during role play scenarios
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils have the opportunity to share a personal conflict story with their group, so discuss some subject matter guidelines before they get started
Pros

  • Students enjoy inventories that give them insight into their character!
  • Resource provides context for using different styles of conflict management, as well as the pros and cons of each
  • Teacher's guide contains printable resources, great extensions, and guiding questions
Cons

  • None