2020 VCE History Conference and Examination Reports


All presenters must receive approval from their school/college leadership (where applicable) to present and attend this conference PRIOR to submitting their proposal.

Event Details:
Date: Friday 21 February 2020
Venue: CQ Functions, 113 Queen Street, Melbourne (to be confirmed)

This conference attracts over 280 delegates for an enriching day of professional learning and collegial networking. Be part of the warmth and generosity that happens when history teachers gather en masse.

All presenters will be entitled to free registration so that they may attend other workshops if they wish.

Presentations will be fifty minutes’ duration.

The VCE Conference offers delegates professional learning in content knowledge (what we teach) and content pedagogical knowledge (effective ways to teach and assess our subjects). We would be delighted to receive your workshop proposal in either or both areas.

Developing teachers’ content knowledge: these workshops provide conference delegates with the opportunity to enhance their own knowledge of history and further ignite their passion for their chosen history subject. These workshops are not necessarily focussed on classroom ideas but must relate directly to history that is covered in the VCE curriculum.

Content pedagogical knowledge: these workshops provide conference delegates with VCE curriculum/Study Design-focused ideas, assessment strategies, resources, teaching and learning practices, tips and tricks and anything that may help to support them in their teaching of the following VCE subjects:

VCE Unit 1 Studies -

  • Twentieth Century History
  • Global Empires
  • Ancient Mesopotamia

VCE Unit 3/4 Studies -

  • Ancient History – Egypt, Greece, Rome
  • Australian History
  • Revolutions: America, China, France, Russia

(Please note: If your workshop is focused on content relating to VCE History Unit 2 content, please submit your proposal to the HTAV Annual Conference.)

Please share this information with other colleagues who might be interested in presenting. You might also consider co-presenting with someone.

Submit Your Workshop Proposal Now!

Workshop proposals are due by Monday, 25 November 2019.

If you would like to talk about your proposed workshop, please do not hesitate to contact Myra Karantzas, Events Manager, on 03 9417 3422 or at m.karantzas@htav.asn.au

We look forward to receiving your proposal.

For a refresher on the content knowledge covered by the VCE History curriculum, please see:

Sponsors & partners

  • Anzac Prize
  • Education Victoria - Sponsor Logo
  • National History Challenge - Sponsor Logo
  • Latitude Group Travel

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