Successful educators know that learning is best done through experience. Real life experiences coupled with educational theory and sound research practices support this claim. What students are taught in the classroom should connect to real life. To prepare students for the world outside the classroom, teachers need to develop students who will leave high school and become engaged in the multifactorial challenges that exist in our national and international community. Students’ learning should be authentic and reflect the complexities and ambiguities of real life.
Case studies aim to develop students’ knowledge, understanding and critical thinking skills in relation to the Australian legal system, as well as its effectiveness in promoting a just and fair society by capturing a range of perspectives. Their purpose aim is to foster engagement in students and have them grow up insisting that rule of law principles are important and must be protected and maintained.
The Rule of Law Education Centre is committed to educating teachers, students and the broader community about rule of law principles with the ultimate aim of creating active, engaged Australian and global citizens. If people do not know what the rule of law is or what it means to them, then that is exactly why it must be taught, and from an early age. Rule of law principles are important for all Australians to value and uphold, not just during their thirteen years of formal education, but for life.
Brothers Bilal and Mohammed Skaf, dubbed the ‘Skaf Rapists’, were involved in a number of gang rapes across Sydney in the early 2000s. Mohammed Skaf’s recent release on parole on October 6, 2021, after 22 years in prison, has reignited a media debate about the adequacy of his sentence and whether he should have been allowed out into society on parole. Click here
Supreme Court of WA considered the penalties of breaking COVID directions after an unnamed woman was convicted for breaching Quarantine orders while picnicking with her terminally ill father. Click here