SIMULATING LAWSUITS IN ANCIENT ROMAN LAW: A WAY TO ACQUIRE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS FOR CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
The aim of this paper is to analyze the benefits offered by performing simulation and dramatization activities of lawsuits. In particular it is intended that Roman law students will receive training in conflict management through the case method offered by the romanistic case law methodology.
Roman law students will be able to know what are the different ways of conflict resolution and conflict management in a judicial or/and extra-judicial context. The special novelty lies in the introduccion of a relatively new way of conflict management: the so called mediation as a complementary way of conflict management and resolution.
The proposed learning innovation means adapting a propaedeutic subject as Roman law to changes and new challenges of our society so that students achieve a more significant learning for greater safety and efficiency in the acquisition of knowledge, skills and abilities.
The analysis and the assessment of the simulation and dramatization performed activities provide relevant conclusions in two contexts: First, in verifying the improvement in students performance, this improvement has been provided and verified by better marks obtained by students in the assessment of knowledges and acquired skills and competencies. Secondly, in the context given by the results provided in the survey of satisfaction with simulation and dramatization activities carried out; according to the upon metioned results provided by those satisfaction surveys, students propose the continuity in the realization of these simulations activities since, in effect, there has been an improvement in the marks obtained –essentially in the knowledge about Roman Procedural Law institutions-, as well as the acquisition of skills and compentencies in conflict management.