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The Supreme Court Launches The Learning Court

The Learning Court highlights Supreme Court’s innovative approach of using technology in its public outreach programmes

Singapore, 29 October 2012 – The Honourable the Chief Justice Chan Sek Keong officiated the launch of The Learning Court in the Supreme Court today.

2        The Learning Court marks the next milestone in the Supreme Court’s public education and outreach programmes.  It is an extension of the Supreme Court’s use of innovation. With The Learning Court, the Supreme Court has created a virtual space where the court meets the classroom.

About The Learning Court

3        Aimed primarily at students between the ages of 13 and 18, The Learning Court leverages on technology to engage, educate and entertain visitors.

4        Designed to bring the court experience to the public, The Learning Court is an interactive learning space that showcases Singapore’s court system, and the role of the Supreme Court. Highlights of The Learning Court include:

  • Multimedia Enactment & Roleplay with Audience Participation – Visitors have the option of watching an enactment video of a criminal trial or participate in roleplays within a criminal or civil mock trial. At critical junctures of the roleplay, the visitors will be asked to make decisions which will impact the sequence of events. The audience will be polled for their views prior to each decision point. Visitors also have the option of recording themselves participating in the various roleplays.  
  • Instant Video Playback Kiosk – Visitors can playback and view the videos that they recorded during the roleplay.
  • Legal Artefacts Showcase – Visitors will be able to obtain a glimpse of legal history by viewing interesting artefacts that were used in the past.
  • Photo booth - Visitors can take instant photographs against different backdrops. They can also try on judges’ gowns from different jurisdictions and take photographs at the photo booth. They can print out a copy of the photograph as a souvenir of their experiences in The Learning Court.
  • Interactive information kiosks – Visitors will be able to understand more about the structure of the Judiciary, and obtain an understanding of how technology is being used in the courts, at one of the information kiosks within The Learning Court.  

Technology Refresh

5        The Supreme Court is recognised as a technologically-advanced world-class judiciary. Technology is constantly harnessed to make the Courts more efficient. Technology is now also being utilised in the The Learning Court, to educate the public on the work of the Supreme Court.

Sound-bite from the Honourable the Chief Justice Chan Sek Keong

6        We provide below a sound-bite from the Honourable the Chief Justice Chan Sek Keong:

The Learning Court marks the next milestone in the Supreme Court’s public education and outreach programmes. It rides on current technology to create a virtual space where the court meets the classroom. Aimed primarily at students between the ages of 13 and 18, it is a technology-enhanced, interactive learning space designed to provide all visitors with a dynamic and delightful learning experience about the work of the Supreme Court. The Learning Court is actually in its experimental stage on how to use technology to reach out to a younger audience, but we will develop and improve it further. I trust that you will find The Learning Court experience entertaining, informative and useful.”

 

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Jam Chee Chong

Senior Assistant Director,

Corporate Communications

Supreme Court of Singapore

T: +65 6332 1053

jam_chee_chong@supcourt.gov.sg

Charmain Lee

Senior Head,

Corporate Communications

Supreme Court of Singapore

T: +65 6332 4582

Charmain_lee@supcourt.gov.sg  

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