ACT Legislative Assembly

Professional learning for teachers

Know your local Assembly

Dates for 2019 TBC

The activity is aimed at teachers to increase their understanding of how the ACT Legislative Assembly works and how members are elected using the Hare-Clark electoral system. Primary, secondary and college teachers are welcome to attend this event.

This program will not only increase participants' knowledge of the Assembly but will provide a useful teaching tool for those teachers who are engaged in teaching Civics and Citizenship programs. In addition, teachers will be able to use the knowledge gained about the Hare-Clark system to conduct classroom or SRC elections. A certificate (record of attendance) will be sent to all participants.

Attendance at this seminar can be counted towards staff PL allocation, there is no cost for this activity.

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9.00-9.45 am Welcome, Role and function of the Legislative Assembly and role play on the passage of legislation
9.45-10.30 amCommittee Inquiry process - community engagement with the Assembly
10.30-11.00 am Morning tea (provided)
11.00-11.30 am Civics and Citizenship lessons and resources, engaging with Members and the Legislative Assembly for the ACT
11.30 am -12.30 pm How are members elected in the ACT? Participate in a mock Hare-Clark election
12.30 pm Evaluation and finish


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2015 Legislative Assembly for the ACT