Program

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VCE History Conference and Examination Reports
Thursday 23 February 2023 9.00am – 3.15pm
NEW VENUE! Jasper Hotel, 489 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne

Early bird registrations close 11.55pm Friday 10 February 2023
All registrations must close Thursday 16 February


Confirmation emails with session allocations and full event details will be issued once registrations close.


This HTAV professional learning conference is structured to support VCE History teachers to expand their own content knowledge, pick up classroom-ready tips and resources, think deeply about VCE assessment, and catch up with peers and mentors from all over Victoria.

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PROGRAM

TIME SESSION
9.00am REGISTRATION
10.00am ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF TRADITIONAL OWNERS / WELCOME AND HOUSEKEEPING
10.20am SESSION 1: Please choose one workshop from this session.
1.1 Frontier Encounters: Aboriginal Victims and Voyagers in Victoria
Emeritus Professor Richard Broome AM, La Trobe University
VCE UNITS 3 AND 4 | AUSTRALIAN HISTORY | CONTENT KNOWLEDGE
1.2 ‘Crown Under Hammers’: Russian High Society and 1917
Dr Oleg Beyda, The University of Melbourne
VCE UNITS 3 AND 4 | REVOLUTIONS: RUSSIA | CONTENT KNOWLEDGE
1.3 The Power Struggle Between Content and Skills in VCE Modern History
Samantha Patel, Fitzroy High School
VCE UNITS 1 AND 2 | MODERN HISTORY | TEACHING IDEAS
1.4 History: Revolutions Tool Kit
Stephanie Murphy and Russell Quill, Padua College
VCE UNITS 3 AND 4 | REVOLUTIONS: AMERICA AND FRANCE | TEACHING IDEAS | BYOD
1.5 To Quote or Not to Quote?
Luke Cashman, Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School
VCE UNITS 3 AND 4 | GENERAL | ANCIENT HISTORY | TEACHING IDEAS | BYOD
1.6 Teaching Essay Writing Skills in VCE History
Ian Lyell, Mentone Girls’ Grammar School
VCE UNITS 3 AND 4 | REVOLUTIONS: CHINA AND RUSSIA | TEACHING IDEAS
1.7 More Than Dominoes: Cold-War Strategic Defence Before Vietnam
Dr Zachary Gorman, Robert Menzies Institute
VCE UNITS 1–4 | MODERN HISTORY | AUSTRALIAN HISTORY | CONTENT KNOWLEDGE | BYOD
1.8 Selling an Augustan Age: Propaganda, Art and Responses
Dr Andrew Connor, Monash University
VCE UNITS 3 AND 4 | ANCIENT HISTORY: ROME | CONTENT KNOWLEDGE
11.15am MORNING TEA
11.50am VCAA Advisory Session – 2023 VCAA Update
Michael Spurr, Acting Curriculum Manager (History), Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA)

Michael will reflect on the first year of implementation of the VCE History Study Design 2022–2026 and outline what the VCAA has in train for the year ahead.
12.15pm SESSION 2: Please choose one workshop from this session.
2.1 The Role of Individuals: Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette
Emeritus Professor Peter McPhee AM, The University of Melbourne
VCE UNITS 3 AND 4 | REVOLUTIONS: FRANCE | CONTENT KNOWLEDGE
2.2 Constructing Assessment for VCE Australian History
Bill Lewis, Haileybury
VCE UNITS 3 AND 4 | AUSTRALIAN HISTORY | TEACHING IDEAS | BYOD
2.3 Eight Ways to Address the Eight VCE History Skills
Ashley Keith Pratt, Melbourne Girls Grammar and James Sach, Goulburn Valley Grammar School
VCE UNITS 1–4 | GENERAL | TEACHING IDEAS
2.4 Teaching Revolutions in Your First Year – Not as Hard as
it Looks!

Athena Kavaleris, Melbourne Grammar School
VCE UNITS 3 AND 4 | REVOLUTIONS | TEACHING IDEAS | BYOD
2.5 Teach the British Empire – It's Awesome
Stephen Jeffs, Traralgon College
VCE UNITS 1 AND 2 | EMPIRES | CONTENT KNOWLEDGE
2.6 Conflict in Ancient Greece: Athens & Sparta
Dr John Whitehouse, The University of Melbourne
VCE UNITS 3 AND 4 | ANCIENT HISTORY: GREECE | CONTENT KNOWLEDGE
2.7 Peace or War? The Appeasement of Nazi Germany
Stephen White, Oxley Christian College
VCE UNITS 1 AND 2 | MODERN HISTORY | CONTENT KNOWLEDGE
2.8 Introduction to Archaeological Science: Exploring Deep Time
Dr Georgia Stannard, The National Trust of Australia
VCE UNITS 3 AND 4 | AUSTRALIAN HISTORY | CONTENT KNOWLEDGE
1.10pm NETWORKING LUNCH
2.00pm EXHIBITOR PASSPORT PRIZE DRAW
2.15pm SESSION 3: Please choose one option from this session.
3.1 VCE Australian History – Examination Reports
James Jacobs, VCAA Chief Assessor
3.2 VCE Ancient History – Examination Reports
Jeremy Daly, VCAA Chief Assessor
3.3 VCE Revolutions – Examination Reports
Deborah Erikson, VCAA Chief Assessor
3.4 History and Archaeology Walking Tour – Heritage Victoria
3.5 Teaching and Learning Through Collections and Object-Based Approaches – Hellenic Museum
3.30pm SOCIAL HOUR – NETWORKING DRINKS FOR CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS

Join colleagues, catch up with old friends, meet new people, harvest good ideas and enjoy a complimentary drink and a selection of canapés at the HTAV Social Hour.
Social Hour will take place in Jasper Kitchen conveniently located at the Jasper Hotel conference venue.

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Sponsors & partners

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