Harnessing the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for teaching history and geography

Joint event from the Historical Association and Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

Monday 17 June 2024, London

Artificial Intelligence is becoming more and more prevalent in society and many occupational sectors. But what about teaching? Is AI a threat to history and geography teaching, assessment and quality assurance? Or is it the saviour for teacher workload and a creative force that can bring our subjects to life for our pupils? Is it both of these things, or neither? In this special partnership event we explore the implications of AI for history and geography in schools and how we can best harness the power of AI for us as teachers and for our pupils.

This event will be suitable for primary and secondary teachers of history and geography.

Learning outcomes

You will:

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the implications of AI for teaching, assessment (where appropriate) and quality assurance in both subjects
  • Gain knowledge of how AI is already being used in the fields of historical and geographical research
  • Gain knowledge of a range of AI tools to support primary and secondary teaching
  • Gain confidence in how AI can be used to support and develop your teaching



Welcome and introduction


Keynote: The potential and future of AI use in teaching (Professor James Esson, Queen Mary University of London)


Session 1: History keynote: AI and the history teacher – a new friend or a digital headache? (Ben Walsh) Read more

Geography workshops Read more


Lunch, networking and exhibition

Recording of Emily Folorunsho, Harnessing the power of AI to support revision in history and geography


Session 2: Geography keynote: AI in the Geography classroom: practical uses for teaching and learning (Paul Logue)

Choice of History workshops Read more


Session 3: Secondary: Exam board panel on the use of AI in examinations (Representatives from AQA, Eduqas, OCR and Pearson) and Primary AI showcase (Vanessa Cui and Louise Wheatcroft)


Plenary: Exploring the RGS-IBG archives: history and stories (Lee Rodrigues)

How to book

Price: £150 HA/RGS member, £195 non-member (lunch is included and all prices are inclusive of VAT and booking fees).

This event is available to book online using Cademy only. Booking closes on 10 June.

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For any enquiries about this event, please contact events@history.org.uk. All Historical Association events are subject to the HA CPD terms and conditions