Historians and Academics
Calling on historians, History Education academics, GLAM sector educators, university tutors and postgraduate students
If you spend time with expert History teachers, you discover a network of committed professionals. They help each other. They share resources. They improve their practice through professional learning. They use digital technologies, artefacts and primary sources, and engaging teaching practices. And they mentor the colleagues who have been allocated History classes without having any grounding in the discipline.
What they really don’t have is the time to be historical researchers.
That’s where you come in.
HTAV would like to partner with you to help Victoria’s history teachers learn quickly, stay excited about History, and incorporate into their teaching the latest historical discoveries and thinking.
Teaching the History Teachers
We've created this document to make it easy. Inside you'll find:
- ways you can contribute to the History teaching community
- a summary of the History Curriculum Primary & Secondary, and
- resources for use with your own students and networks
I have had a long and enjoyable association with our valued cohort of history teachers and their students. One of the joys of teaching is to be involved in those wonderful moments when students experience the pleasures of developing a fascination about past societies and reaching an understanding of different worlds. I have deep admiration for the teachers who are engaged in the challenges of inspiring their students to become aware of the boundless pleasures and benefits of having an historical perspective on the world.
There are many ways in which university teachers can make a contribution to the goals of greater historical literacy. This brochure outlines many of them. For example, I have enjoyed meeting with groups of teachers at their annual HTAV conferences to outline the most important and recent historiography in my field. Like my predecessor Richard Broome, I began my association with teachers by being involved with the 'History Safari' in the 1970s, when a few university historians would travel through regional Victoria giving talks to students.That was the origin of the Roadshow which is flourishing today and is outlined later in this brochure.
I do hope you will find a way to make a contribution to our profession and the HTAV in one or more of these ways.
Emeritus Professor Peter McPhee AM FASSA
Chair, History Council of Victoria