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The most effective professional development happens over a period of time, over several sessions and allows time for implementation and time for reflection about the thinking and ideas that it has stimulated. There are many different approaches to professional development. At the Historical Association we are continuing to develop flexible professional development opportunities to suit all budgets, needs and timescales. In this section you'll find details of all our available opportunities. This area will be regularly updated as new CPD opportunities become available, so don't forget to keep it bookmarked. 

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  • Becoming an Effective Primary History Subject Leader

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    London – Monday 8 October 2018Birmingham – Thursday 18 October 2018Leeds – Monday 10 June 2019 Time: 10.00am - 4.30pm Course Leader: Chris Trevor Price: HA members £150 plus VAT, non-members £200 plus VAT Did you know it's cheaper to become an individual member of the HA and purchase your...

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  • London History Forum: Widening Perspectives

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    Thursday 25 April 2019UCL Institute of Education Book your place now for this term's London History Forum at the UCL Institute of Education for an immersive evening of professional development around the theme of Widening Perspectives. As the current National Curriculum for history states, one purpose of the history curriculum...

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  • Raising achievement in GCSE History and Geography

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    Thursday 20 June 2019Royal Geographical Society, London Now into the second year of examinations for the new GCSE specifications, we’ve learned some lessons from the first cohort. Results have shown that some less able students are finding the exams inaccessible, and teachers have expressed concerns about covering the content in...

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  • Yorkshire History Forum: Widening Perspectives

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    Wednesday 27 March 2019Leeds Trinity University£10 for HA members and trainees (£20 non-member) Join us at the Yorkshire History Forum for an immersive evening of professional development around the theme of Widening Perspectives. As the current National Curriculum for history states, one purpose of the history curriculum is to “help...

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  • Practical Approaches to teaching Primary History: New Dates

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    London – Monday 17 June 2019 Time: 10.00am - 4.30pm Course Leader: Chris Trevor Price: HA members £150 plus VAT, non-members £200 plus VAT. Special discounted rates are available for those who have previously attended our Becoming an Effective Primary History Subject Leader course: HA members £100 plus VAT, non-members...

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  • Your HA Webinar Calendar 2019

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    You told us in our member surveys that you wanted more webinars and we listened! We know that it's not easy for teachers to get out of school or have budgets to afford a plentiful supply of CPD. We also know how hard it is to find good subject-specific CPD...

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  • CPD: Developing Exceptional History in Schools

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    Start Date: All Year Round. Who is this course for? Heads and aspiring heads of history, primary history coordinators, secondary and primary history Quality Mark schools and subject leaders. This course will help you to provide positive development to the history provision in your school. Whether you're looking for inspiration...

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  • Webinar: New research on the Stalin era: Terror, Gulag, and the Stalinist soul

    4th June 2019

    This talk will explore some of the currents in recent research on the Stalin period, exploring how possibilities for archival research since the collapse of Soviet power, along with new historiographical approaches, have re-shaped the historical literature on Stalinism. It will explain how our knowledge of who Stalin's victims were...

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  • Webinar: The Spanish Civil War and Franco’s Spain

    10th June 2019

    Dr David Brydan is a Lecturer in the History of Modern International Relations at King's College London. His research revolves around the history of international cooperation and exchange in the twentieth century, focusing on the history of modern Spain and the Franco era. In this webinar he will examine Spanish...

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  • Webinar: The women's suffrage movement

    2nd July 2019

    In this webinar, Tara Morton will share her research for the database of 3,000 suffrage campaigners on www.suffrageresources.org.uk. She will share her journey into the archives, reaching back to the symbolic beginnings of the organised women’s suffrage movement in 1866, when almost 1,500 women signed a petition for female suffrage,...

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  • Webinar: Mao's China

    9th May 2019

    This webinar will be led by Rana Mitter, Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China at the University of Oxford and Director of the Oxford China Centre. His research focuses on the emergence of nationalism in modern China and this webinar will look at China under Mao.

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  • Webinar: International Relations between the World Wars

    27th March 2019

    This webinar will juxtapose insights by an older body of scholarship on interwar diplomacy with a number of more recent approaches. Newer works have begun to shed new light on issues such as the roles played by the new international organisations created after 1919; attempts to tackle refugee movements and...

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  • Webinar: Henry VIII as a Medieval King

    2nd April 2019

    We often think of Henry VIII’s reign as a time of innovation. Novelty, perhaps even modernity, marked the church and the navy, the government of Wales and Ireland, parliament and administrative change. Yet we should remind ourselves how closely Henry’s kingship resembled that of his medieval predecessors. His ambitions were...

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  • Webinar: Key Stage 2 Ancient and Modern: Making Sense of the Egyptians

    1st May 2019

    Focusing on Egypt, this webinar will explore how careful choice of content in one subject can extend what your pupils will achieve in another. It will offer some practical suggestions on how you might combine a KS2 history study of Ancient Egypt focusing around the River Nile with the geography...

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  • Webinar: using sources and historical interpretations in primary history

    3rd May 2019

    This webinar is the first in a series covering concepts in Primary History. It will explore how to make the best use of rich original sources and later historical interpretations in the primary history classroom. It will be led by Historical Association trustee and honorary fellow, Andrew Wrenn , an...

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