Program

Early bird rates apply up to midnight on Wednesday 13 July.
REGISTRATIONS CLOSE TUESDAY 19 JULY 2022.

The HTAV 2022 Annual Conference, themed History Rising, will feature an impressive range of workshops, lectures and practical seminars that will provide ideas for engaging classroom strategies, activities and pedagogy to help build on the learning outcomes of students.

Learn from experts from schools and organisations across Victoria in an environment filled with like-minded educators. This is an experience rich with insights that you can take back to your classrooms and share with your school community. The evaluation feedback from our conferences shows that teachers advance their subject-specific knowledge and practice by reaching beyond their own school gates.

Join us on an informative and insightful History journey and share in the unique spirit when the History community comes together.

Confirmation emails with session allocations and full event details will be issued during the week beginning Monday 25 July.

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DAY ONE – Thursday 28 July

9.00 am–9.45 am REGISTRATION
9.50 am–10.10 am WELCOME AND HOUSEKEEPING
10.15 am–11.10 am SESSION 1: Please choose one workshop from this session.
T1.1 Contesting the Anthropocene
Bill Lewis, Haileybury
VCE AUSTRALIAN HISTORY | VCE MODERN HISTORY | LEVEL 10
T1.2 Being a Humanities Head of Department: The Macro and the Micro of the Job
Bianca Crawford, St Leonard’s College, and Chris Hart, Yarra Valley Grammar
GENERAL | LEADERSHIP
T1.3 Building Empires
Associate Professor Darius von Güttner, The University of Melbourne
VCE EMPIRES
T1.4 Stalin’s War Against Ukraine: The Holodomor, 1932–1933
Andrew Pyrcz, Lyndale Secondary College
VCE MODERN HISTORY | VCE REVOLUTIONS
T1.5 Exploring Digital Collections and Archives
Hermione Higgins and Sarah Van de Wouw, Eureka Centre Ballarat
GENERAL | BYOD
T1.6 Middle Years Curriculum Conversations: Sharing
Levels 7–8 History Curriculum and Practice

James Sach, Goulburn Valley Grammar School
LEVELS 7–8 | BYOD
T1.7 Safely In and Safely Out: Teaching the Holocaust without Trauma
Lily Leman, Camberwell High School, Lisa Phillips, Melbourne Holocaust Museum, and Tricia Radford, Camberwell High School
LEVELS 9–10
11.15 am–11.45 am MORNING TEA
11.50 am–12.45 pm SESSION 2: Please choose one workshop from this session.
T2.1 Revolutionising Student Writing
Ashley Keith Pratt, Melbourne Girls Grammar
GENERAL
T2.2 VCE Empires Collaborative Workshop
Ester Marcuccio, St Monica’s College and Sophia Marsden-Smith, Geelong Grammar School
VCE EMPIRES | BYOD
T2.3 Faculty Leadership for Current Leaders and Aspiring Teachers
Alexis Watson, Norwood Secondary College
GENERAL | LEADERSHIP
T2.4 First Nations Struggles for Traditional Lands
Emeritus Professor Richard Broome AM, La Trobe University
VCE AUSTRALIAN HISTORY
T2.5 A Model for Making Sense of Revolutions
Emeritus Professor Peter McPhee AM, The University of Melbourne
VCE REVOLUTIONS
T2.6 Shedding Some Light on the ‘Dark Ages’ and Teaching Medieval Europe
Caroline Foster, Melbourne Girls Grammar
LEVELS 9–10
T2.7 Teaching Ancient Australian History
Kara Taylor, Irymple Secondary College
LEVEL 7 | BYOD
12.55 pm–1.45 pm KEYNOTE SESSION: The Authorised History of Australia
David Hunt – Author, Writer, Presenter

Politicians are afraid of history because history is political. Some politicians attempt to control history by making it as boring as possible, as generations of Australian schoolchildren will attest. Others seek to erase history, or, more insidiously, authorise it. Who decides what Australian children should and should not be taught about Australia’s past? How is the past a tool to shape the future? Should we tear down statues or just whack up some new ones? Is an ANZAC digger better than an ANZAC biscuit? Are Australian History teachers all members of a shadowy Marxist cabal dedicated to making young Australians hate Australia? David Hunt will answer none of these questions, but hopes you will be able to answer them for yourselves.
There will be an opportunity for questions and comments at the end of the presentation.

David Hunt is an unusually tall and handsome man who enjoys writing his own biographical notes. Best known for his gratuitous use of the word Girt, David is a ‘popular historian’, which means people actually buy his books (and sometimes even read them). He is the author of Girt, True Girt and Girt Nation; creator of the Rum, Rebels & Ratbags Australian history podcast; and was forced to wear an akubra and spend too much time with sheep as a presenter on Aussie Inventions That Changed The World. David spoke about Australians’ attitude towards their past at TEDx Sydney 2017, and has a birthmark that looks like Tasmania, only smaller and not as far south.
1.50 pm–2.30 pm NETWORKING LUNCH
2.35 pm–2.50 pm EXHIBITOR PASSPORT PRIZE DRAWS
2.50 pm–3.10 pm. HELPING HISTORY RISE: A CELEBRATION OF DR ROSALIE TRIOLO.
3.10 pm–3.30 pm VCAA UPDATE: Victorian Curriculum Levels F–10
Gerry Martin, Curriculum Manager History and Civics, VCAA
3.35 pm–4.30 pm SESSION 3: Please choose one workshop from this session.
T3.1 Beyond 1788: First Nations Perspectives in Middle School History
Sarah Sans and Penny Thompson, Methodist Ladies’ College
LEVELS 9–10
T3.2 Intercultural Capability in the History Curriculum
Chris Higgins, Asia Education Foundation
LEVELS 7–10
T3.3 Public Speaking and Presentation Skills for Learning Area Leaders
Dr Deb Hull, HTAV
GENERAL | LEADERSHIP
T3.4 Applying Critical and Creative Thinking in the
History Classroom

Dr Jo Clyne, HTAV, and Dr David Waldron, Federation University Australia
LEVELS 7–11 | BYOD
T3.5 The Policy of Piracy
Scott Hetherington, Virtual School Victoria
VCE EMPIRES
T3.6 Retrieval Practice in the History Classroom
Richard Murgatroyd, Bacchus Marsh Grammar
GENERAL | BYOD
4.40 pm–5.45 pm

NETWORKING DRINKS



DAY TWO – Friday 29 July

9.00 am–9.45 am REGISTRATION
9.50 am–10.10 am WELCOME AND HOUSEKEEPING
10.15 am–11.10 am SESSION 1: Please choose one workshop from this session.
F1.1 Revision, Revision, Revision
Emily Wilkinson, Box Hill High School
GENERAL
F1.2 Remembering Russia
Maddi Schmidt, St Francis Xavier College
VCE REVOLUTIONS
F1.3 We Will Never Get off the Island: Prisoner of War Experiences in Changi, Singapore, and Tatura, Victoria
Dr Jo Clyne and Kaye De Petro, HTAV
LEVELS 9–10 | BYOD
F1.4 Foundation Narratives and Social Institutions in Republican Rome
Dr Monique Webber, The University of Melbourne
VCE ANCIENT HISTORY
F1.5 Presenting Student Research and Storytelling
through Video: Adobe Makes it Easy

Dr Tim Kitchen, Adobe
PUBLISHER SESSION | GENERAL | BYOD
F1.6 Adjusting America
Natalie Shephard, Hume Anglican Grammar School
VCE REVOLUTIONS | BYOD
F1.7 VCE Australian History: Review, Revamp and
Reconnect

Jo Leech, Carey Baptist Grammar School
VCE AUSTRALIAN HISTORY | BYOD
11.15 am–11.45 am MORNING TEA
11.50 am–12.45 pm SESSION 2: Please choose one workshop from this session.
F2.1 One Minute to Midnight: The Cuban Missile Crisis
Stephen White, Oxley Christian College
VCE MODERN HISTORY
F2.2 The Power of Object-Based Learning to Enrich the History Curriculum
Tiffany Chimirri, Museum of Chinese Australian History
LEVELS 7–10
F2.3 Different from Others: Queer Activism in Weimar Germany
Sam McDonald, Hawkesdale P–12 College
VCE MODERN HISTORY
F2.4 Designing a Curriculum Accessible by All Students
in History

Eleni Megoran, Methodist Ladies’ College
GENERAL | BYOD
F2.5 The Tricky Bits of the French Revolution
Olivia Heaton, Carey Baptist Grammar School
(Please note, this workshop is a repeat from the 2022 HTAV VCE History Conference.)
VCE REVOLUTIONS | BYOD
F2.6 Changing Times, Changing Minds
Bill Lewis, Haileybury
VCE AUSTRALIAN HISTORY | LEVEL 10 HISTORY
F2.7 The Ancient Olympics: The Agon-y and the Ecstasy
Dr Andrew Connor, Monash University
VCE ANCIENT HISTORY
12.55 pm–1.45 pm KEYNOTE SESSION: A New Australian Curriculum for History. What Does It Reveal about History Teaching?
Dr Deb Hull, HTAV
The lead-up to the release of the Australian Curriculum, the conversations I’ve had about it, and the contents of the final version were revealing on so many levels. I have never been a school History teacher, and sometimes being an outsider can give you an interesting perspective. You don’t assume what others take for granted. You don’t accept what others have become inured to. You wonder about questions that don’t seem to preoccupy anyone else, like why are politicians and the media often fixated on what happens in History classrooms? What constrains how meaningful and influential a ‘national’ curriculum, or any curriculum, actually is? Where is the education equivalent of medicine’s Australian Medical Association, a body that speaks truth to power about threats to professional standards and practice? And what might a professional and ethical code of practice for History teachers look like? I’m coming up with some tentative answers, and I really want to hear what you think.

Dr Deb Hull has always worked in education. She is currently the Executive Officer of HTAV, the President of the Council of Professional Teaching Associations of Victoria, and a Director of the Australian Professional Teachers’ Association. Her previous roles include Director of Learning at Ormond College (University of Melbourne), independent strategy and evaluation consultant to the education sector, various positions in the Department of Education and Training, and university tutor and guest lecturer. Deb has a PhD in History and a deep interest in leadership and organisational culture. She has been married to a (Maths) teacher for thirty years.
1.50 pm–2.30 pm NETWORKING LUNCH
2.35 pm–2.50 pm EXHIBITOR PASSPORT PRIZE DRAWS
2.50pm–3.10 pm VCAA UPDATE: VCE History 2022–2026
Gerry Martin, Curriculum Manager History and Civics, VCAA
3.20 pm–4.10 pm SESSION 3: Please choose one workshop from this session.
F3.1 Unpacking the New Australian Curriculum for History
Ashley Keith Pratt, Melbourne Girls Grammar
VCE AUSTRALIAN HISTORY
F3.2 The Holocaust: Best Practice in the Classroom
Lisa-Marie Coghlan, Viewbank College
LEVELS 9–12
F3.3 French Revolution: Its Causes, Significant
Individuals and Ideas

Associate Professor Darius von Güttner, The University of Melbourne
VCE REVOLUTIONS | BYOD
F3.4 Teaching Australian Civil Rights and Freedoms with Confidence
Dr Aleryk Fricker, Matilda Education/Deakin University
LEVELS 9–10
F3.5 Representation Matters: Australian Muslim History
Kym Wilton, Islamic Museum of Australia
LEVELS 7–10 | BYOD
4.20 pm – 5.30 pm

NETWORKING DRINKS

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