Engage with HTAV
The History Teachers’ Association of Victoria is committed to fostering an outstanding professional community which meets the challenges of 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. The HTAV is an organisation of people interested in history, at all levels. It promotes life-long learning and respect for the discipline of History in the community. Membership of the HTAV ensures that both individuals and organisations have access to the best support and materials available, and helps to strengthen and enhance the History teaching community
The HTAV was founded by a group of teachers and was incorporated in Melbourne in 1980. It now has twelve board members and eleven members of staff. The Association has two ongoing publications: the Bulletin (regular newsletter) and Agora (triannual journal with peer-reviewed section). Both publications provide members with the latest information relevant to the teaching of History.
The HTAV website includes up-to-date information on a range of professional learning activities, including HTAV professional development programs, student lectures and membership. The members-only section contains a detailed resources section.
Presenting for HTAV is an excellent way to engage with the history teaching community, form networks and share pedagogical ideas. Further, HTAV's Mentor Networks provide support for new history teachers and the opportunity for experienced teachers to mentor a younger colleague.
To engage with HTAV, select from the list of opportunities on the left-hand panel.