The History Teachers' Association of Victoria is committed to fostering an outstanding professional community which meets the challenges of the teaching and learning of history in a dynamic environment. It pursues this goal within the state of Victoria, throughout Australia and internationally.
The HTAV seeks to ensure that History teachers and educators have the skills, knowledge and values necessary to work in a creative, responsible and effective manner. It promotes life-long learning and respect for the discipline of History in the community.
The HTAV is an organisation of people interested in history, at all levels. The History Teachers' Association of Victoria was founded by a group of teachers and was incorporated in Melbourne in 1980. It now has four executive board members, eight board members and eight members of staff.
The aim of the HTAV is to promote the teaching of history. Board Meetings of the Association are held each month during the school year in the office located at Suite 105, 134-136 Cambridge St, Collingwood.
The Association has two ongoing publications. The Bulletin, an electronic newsletter available eight times a year, and Agora, the quarterly journal, available electronically and in hard-copy. Both publications provide members with the latest information relevant to the teaching of history. Membership of the HTAV is highly recommended and a great way to keep up to date with professional development.
The History Teachers' Association of Victoria is a dynamic professional organisation committed to nurturing and leading History education.
The HTAV will achieve these goals by:
- Supporting the development of a professional community of teachers, historians and other educators committed to the craft and standards of History education;
- Fostering the dialogue between the past, the present and the future with students, teachers, historians, other educators and the wider community;
- Providing professional learning for teachers of History;
- Developing resources to facilitate the teaching and learning of History;
- Establishing connections between the classroom, the school, universities, cultural institutions and the wider community for the advancement of History education.