Yes, that's right you will have to complete module 2 in your own time because for the next three and a half classes we will be watching a great movie called The Bangkok Hilton.
This assignment is quite simple, just read Module 2 and complete the Activities 2.1, 2.2 and the collage.
There are some links in the Resources section above.
Here are some questions to get the discussion started:
Why do you think people try to seek asylum in our beautiful country? Try to comment on a specific nation and their rights (or lack of) to vote and have elections in their own country, you will have to do some research on this.
Do you think the law protects the asylum seekers in there own countries?
Do you think the law protects the asylum seekers when they are here in Australia?
What is your opinion on how Australia treats asylum seekers?
What about the kids in detention centers, what law protects them?
What about the section in module one that talks about Our Records does anyone base their opinion on asylum seekers with this in mind (e.g. some people are concerned that some asylum seekers might have bad criminal records)?
You need to read Kinds of Crime to complete this assignment (scroll half way down the page).
“As opposed to rules, law is enforceable. Unlike rules, Laws come from some authority that is capable of enforcing them” (Churchman, White, Williams, 1990)..
"The purpose of the law is not just to punish, but mainly to teach, so that our records can be kept clean, and genuine mistakes and carelessness are not treated as criminal cases" (Module 2, 2004).
With this in mind, please discuss the following questions with your peers:
Grading rubric for online discussions | Nicenet Site
Collect newspaper clippings and make a collage. By now I would have emailed you to let you know what group you are in. Please print out instructions and complete this collage in your own time. I will always be available for help in class, so please make sure you regularly ask me if you require help. That is the beauty of the face to face component of this course.
Grading rubric for Collage
Assignment A | B | C | D | E | Portfolio
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