ECM233 Teaching the Curriculum: Legal Studies 1

This unit will build on subject knowledge gained through specialist disciplinary studies and translate it into the kinds of pedagogy and practice required to be an excellent teacher of Legal Studies in years 7-10 of schooling. Students will develop their understanding of pedagogy and teaching practice in relation to the Australian Curriculum and relevant local curricula. Topics such as Australia's legal heritage, the dynamic nature of the Australian legal system within a global context, structures of the Australian legal system and how it responds and contributes to social change while acknowledging traditions, law-making, the processes of dispute resolution, and the administration of justice, will provide the content used to develop relevant, innovative and engaging unit of work. Through considering multiple disciplinary approaches to teaching and learning students will be provided with the opportunity to evaluate and apply diverse curriculum perspectives and pedagogical practices relative to the context and discipline.

The unit will develop students, skills to think critically, creatively and constructively through application to discussion, critique, evaluation and design. Strong links between and among the specialised Civics and Citizenships, and the Australian Curriculum cross-curriculum priorities, will be established and implemented through the unit.

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