Developing history teacher education in a world of genericism

Victoria Crooks

University of Nottingham; History Teacher Educator Network

Laura London

University of East Anglia, Norwich; History Teacher Educator Network

The ITE sector is continually changing, and over recent years it has experienced a shift towards more generic approaches to ITE. It is in this context that the History Teacher Education Network (HTEN) aims to provide a voice for history teacher educators. In this session we will consider how to stay true to our principles for history teacher education, resist moves towards the generic and continue to succeed given the current policy landscape.

Friday: 13.15–13.45

Teacher educators, Mentors

HA Quality Mark
Bronwyn Henderson and Caroline Montague
The Ladies’ College, Guernsey
The HA Quality Mark is a valuable, structured process that helps schools to evaluate and develop every part of their history departmental work. In this session, there will be an outline of how the process works and how it can support teachers in schools. The session is an opportunity to talk with teachers whose school has been involved for six years to find out about the work involved and how it can help the subject to thrive in a school.

Friday: 13.15–13.45

Cross-phase/transition, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Post-16
Primary welcome meeting

HA Primary Committee

Calling all primary delegates! If you are attending the conference and would like to come and meet fellow primary delegates and some of the members of the HA Primary Committee over lunch, for networking, history education chat and advice and a chance to get to know other delegates, then come along. We look forward to seeing you there!

Friday: 13.15–13.45

Early Years, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Cross-phase/transition

The Teacher Fellowship Programme: The People of 1381
Andrew Sweet
Millfield Prep School, Glastonbury

This workshop will build on the HA South West Network’s CPD programme, which was delivered through 2021–22. This session focuses on the key takeaways that were gained from this unique programme of subject-specific CPD led by Helen Snelson and the team behind ‘The People of 1381’ project. It intends to showcase the process from start to finish of being a Teacher Fellow, how we developed our proposals and applied them to a classroom setting and the unexpected benefits of being part of the HA Teacher Fellowship programme.

Saturday: 13.15–13.45

Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Cross-phase/transition, Key Stage 4, Post-16, Teacher educators

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Conference Sponsors

Conference Sponsor


Tel: +44 (0) 1904 702165

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