Available Courses

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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  • Teacher Fellowship Programme: Teaching the Korean War and its legacy

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    Why Korea? Why Now? 70 years after the beginning of the Korean War in 1950, its impact still reverberates in the Korean peninsula and around the world. Tensions in the region continue to feature prominently in the news: with the Armistice ending the Korean War still in place but peace...

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  • HA Webinar series: developing your history department

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    Research from the Historical Association’s annual survey highlights the extent to which GCSEs are dominating approaches to history teaching from Years 7 to 11. • 86% regard the new GCSE specifications as inappropriate for students with low levels of prior attainment or with EAL.• 84% of schools are seriously concerned about...

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  • Teaching Peterloo: people, protest, significance and interpretations

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    Peterloo was a turning point for the campaign for social justice, human rights and working class voices in British history. This year is the bicentenary of the people's march through Manchester that ended on the day with men and women dead and injured but arguably their cause only strengthened. To...

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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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  • 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: 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: Designing and delivering subject-specific CPD (Date TBC)

    1st July 2019

    Hugh Richards from the HA Secondary Committee will discuss designing and delivering subject-specific CPD based on his experiences at Huntington School, a Research School in York.

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  • Webinar: Curriculum design and planning

    19th June 2019

    In 2016, the CJM History department first set out by discussing the values that would underpin their curriculum design. A twofold ‘Harlesden- Harvard’ curriculum framework emerged. Firstly, History for Harlesden girls that is exciting, enriching and empowering, and equally, a curriculum that was steeped in intellectual challenge and academic excellence....

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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: 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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