Law Seminar – Learning and Teaching Through Sites of Conscience: A Field Trip to the Parramatta Female Factory
18 September @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pmFree
This panel discussion explores the use of Sites of Conscience in learning and teaching, with a focus on legal education. The Sites of Conscience global movement involves reclamation of places of human suffering and injustice as places of critical reflection and engagement, inviting visitors to make connections between a place’s history and contemporary debates on human rights, democracy and social justice.
Linda Steele will discuss her inclusion of a field trip to the Precinct as part of her teaching in ‘Law and Mental Health’ during 2018 and 2019, and discuss findings of a small student survey of the 2018 cohort. Linda will be joined by Bonney Djuric OAM (Director of the PFFP Association) who will share her vision for how the Site of Conscience model might be used to engage university students from diverse disciplines. Professor Paul Ashton (Adjunct and Co-Founder, Australian Centre for Public History, UTS; Adjunct, Centre for Creative and Cultural Research, University of Canberra; Centre for Applied History, Macquarie University) and Dr Tobia Fattore (Macquarie Uni, Sociology) will also share insights from their teaching and learning involvement with the Precinct. The panel members will seek feedback from the audience in relation to a lesson plan to support more structured learning and teaching through the Precinct.