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The Churchill Fellowship Court Education Project 2020

The Court Education Project is an initiative of Jackie Charles, a clerk of chambers and legal educator working in Australia and the recipient of the Northern Districts Education Centre (Sydney) Churchill Fellowship 2019.

Jackie’s Churchill Fellowship project  researched best practice in the design and delivery of court education for school students. Her findings are being used to build a best practice guide for Australian court educators which will be followed by a national conference to foster sharing, innovation and collaboration.

The research conducted during her fellowship will be used to nurture and support a culture of evidence based excellence with an emphasis on the crucial role of court educators as facilitators of learning for teachers, students and the community.


It is hoped that this will provide a platform to allow for future innovation by providing access to a cross jurisdictional evidence base and that educators will be able to use the guide to evaluate their current and future court education programs.

This website will be the home of the best practice guide and other resources including links, articles and media. Please contact Jackie if you’d like to know more about the project or would like to suggest content.

 court education reportRead the report


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