Laying Down The Law

Laying Down The Law

Cedar teacher writes the book on Legal Studies

Cedar Teacher authors new Legal Studies curriculum for South Australia

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Laying Down The Law

Cedar College has been fortunate to offer Legal Studies as a SACE subject for a number of years, headed by Mrs Danielle Cioffi.

Within the subject, students gain insight into law-making, the processes of dispute resolution, and the administration of justice. They investigate legal perspectives on contemporary issues in society, and reflect on, and make informed judgments about, the strengths and weaknesses of the Australian legal system.

Home-grown Curriculum

The SACE Board recently renewed the Legal Studies curriculum, and Mrs Cioffi played a key role within this process, collaborating with a small group of other leading Legal Studies teachers to make changes to the existing curriculum. As an addition to this process, Mrs Cioffi has co-authored a Stage 2 Legal Studies workbook that is designed to support student learning within the renewed course. The workbook was published by the Adelaide Tuition Centre this year, and is already being utilised by many schools across the state, including Cedar College. We are blessed to be in a situation where our Legal Studies students are being nurtured by a teacher who has been so essential within the process of ensuring that Legal Studies operates effectively across South Australia.

Earlier this week, Mrs Cioffi was excited to receive the first edition of the Legal Studies curriculum book she co-authored, as the new workbook is rolled out to schools across South Australia.

Mr Tim Maddern, Director of Curriculum



Mr Tim Maddern,  Director of Curriculum