This one-day course offers a practical guide for teachers on how to engage students in Legal Studies. It has particular relevance for those new to the subject and provides ideas, inspiration and resources that can easily be applied in the classroom. Participants gain insights into the syllabus (especially future examination directions under the new syllabus) as well as programming ideas and teaching strategies. The course also offers opportunities for collegial discussion and sharing of ideas and strategies for effective classroom practice. Teachers attending will have access to a range of resources which provide ongoing inspiration for your students.
Teachers new to Legal Studies and/or wanting to develop resources / skills
This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.
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Please note, this time does not count towards the total PD hours for this course
• Introduction of trainer/presenter and course overview and objectives.
1 hour and 15 minutes
• About Legal Studies: Syllabus & Programming – reality in your classroom.
• The Preliminary Course – Strategies, Classwork & Assessment.
1 hour and 45 minutes
• ‘The HSC Course – Strategies, Class work & Assessment. Focus: Crime & Family.
• ‘Integrating cases and legislation’.
Please note, the hour for lunch does not count towards the total PD hours for this course
1 hour and 10 minutes
• The Quality Teaching Framework.
• Group Discussion.
• Future Directions.
Evaluation/ feedback forms.
Legal Studies Syllabus
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Excellent and useful information – very practical and real.
Neil was very approachable, he has a sustancial amount of knowledge and his resources are excellent.
Well structured, Neil is very knowledgeable. Easy to ask questions & get responses.
Really good info about the HSC marketing process – good insights to help the students understand the process. would be good to have a stronger focus on how to apply the content – essay structure more detail about how to incorporate evidence.
Great presenter, relevant & interesting.
Great to hear the experiences of a teacher teaching students similar to my own! Left with a feeling of confidence. Great resources & exam explanation.
Clear, efficient and exceedingly helpful! Incredibly valuable for new teachers.
Extensive group of resources provided and good view provided from marker’s perspective. Enthusiastic and thorough.
Fantastic, incredible knowledge. Well presented & structured. Looking forward to the resources arriving via email.
Great for teachers 1-2 years out with experience/knowledge of syllabus.
This course was very professionally presented. The course materials were highly relevant to the New South Wales Legal Studies course. We were provided with examples of tasks that we could immediately utilize on our return to our classrooms.
Very practical. Good knowledge of HSC exam which was very helpful.
Great resources. Neil is very knowledgeable.
Lots of strategies/activities that are directly relevant to class.
Very comprehensive. Very good link to strategies in order to get great outcome.
Great content and instructions as relevant to teaching the subject. High degree of practical pedagogical relevance.
Excellent resources. Thank you for sharing.
Fantastic. Great, small group interaction. Plenty of ideas to present to classes. A really good experience of Neil’s valuable expertise in a wide range of Legal Studies resources and application to HSC exams. It was great to be able to trade ideas with other Legal Studies teachers.
Good. Overall, resources and strategies were good but can provide more.
Very useful information. Presented in an easy to understand format.
Neil has degrees in (Science) Psychology and Economics, a Diploma of Education and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. He is currently Head Teacher Social Science at Five Islands Secondary College and works as a Masters of Education HSIE methods lecturer for Wollongong University. He has extensive experience as a HSC marker in Business Studies and Society and Culture as well as serving as SOM and Senior Marker in Legal Studies, was a member of the Legal Studies syllabus writing team, runs HSC student lectures teacher seminars and has authored Preliminary and HSC texts.