This conference is primarily aimed at practising history teachers in NSW. It will bring together teachers, historians and education academics to explore the question:

What kind of history do we need for the 2020s?

Sessions include a keynote address by the celebrated Australian historian Professor Geoffrey Blainey, and address by Associate Professor Anna Clark (historian of secondary education and author of the recently published Making Australian History, 2022), some shorter sessions and a panel discussion to conclude the day.

Registrants will benefit from hearing a variety of perspectives on history and the school curriculum. This will assist teachers as they plan and refine their approaches to Stages 4-6 History, design assessment tasks and plan for the upcoming round of discussions surrounding the NSW Curriculum review.


Professor Geoffrey Blainey

Associate Professor Anna Clark


Completing this course will contribute 4 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and Assessment of NSW Curriculum/EYLF addressing standard descriptor 2.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW

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