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Ancient History Teachers’ Panel Discussion

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Museum of Ancient Cultures

Building X5B, level 3, Macquarie University Campus

Department of Ancient History

Macquarie University, NSW 2109

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This stimulating panel discussion will debrief the year that was and look to changes in the years ahead under the new curriculum. Hear from senior people and have your say.

The panel will be held in the Museum of Ancient Cultures, building X5B, level 3, Macquarie University Campus, North Ryde: 5-7pm on Monday, 14 November, 2016.

This is a free event. You must RSVP to reserve your placement.

This is a catered function with drinks and nibblies from 5pm and the panel from 6pm.

Our Panelists:

Darren Tayler is Inspector, HSIE at the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW (BOSTES). The main focus of his role is leadership of HSIE curriculum and assessment. He has worked previously in a number of roles related to national curriculum development, multimedia resource development, ICT in teaching and learning, and teacher professional development. Darren has taught in primary and secondary schools in metropolitan and rural and remote areas in NSW.

Toni Hurley is President of the NSW History Teachers’ Association. She has over 30 years experience teaching History in NSW schools and was Head Teacher of History for 15 years at Catherine McAuley, Westmead. Toni has a particular passion for Ancient History and over the years, has presented at both teacher conferences and HSC Study Days on a range of syllabus and teaching topics. In the past, she has also been involved in the review and writing of Ancient History syllabuses for the Board of Studies and for ACARA.

Peter Keegan is Associate Professor in Roman History, Latin Editor of the Female Biography Project, Chair of the Higher School Certificate Ancient History Examination Committee, and a member of the Australasian Society for Classical Studies Executive Committee. He has published Graffiti in Antiquity (Routledge 2014) and Roles for Men and Women in Roman Epigraphic Culture and Beyond (Archaeopress 2014). Both books came out of a long interest and writing on the epigraphic landscape in antiquity. The interest in official and non-official cultural practices associated with inscribing messages about life, death and human action in the ancient world also resulted in a co-edited book entitledWritten Space in the Latin West 200 BC to AD 300 (Bloomsbury Press 2013, reprinted 2015 in paperback). Other research interests and publications revolve around: Gender, Sexuality and Body History; Late Republican and Early Imperial Historiography; Historical Theory; and Transformative Learning Design across Blended, Compressed and Flipped Education Environments.

Kate Cameron has had extensive experience as a history teacher and head teacher in western Sydney schools and as a teacher educator at Macquarie University. She was Senior Assessment Officer HSIE at the Board of Studies, working with examination committees across all HSIE subjects. Kate has served as national and state presidents of the History Teachers Association and for ten years was an editor of HTA’s journal, Teaching History. She served on the advisory committee for the development of the Ancient History course for the Australian Curriculum. Since retiring from fulltime work Kate has had an active role in professional development for teachers of history, especially in regional areas, through programs conducted by HTA NSW and the Centre for Professional Learning. Kate’s publications include textbooks for secondary students on ancient history and Australian history and also Discovering History a resource for primary teachers, as well as chapters and journal articles on history teaching in a range of publications and websites. Kate’s contribution to history teaching has been recognised in a number of awards, among them the Australian College of Educators Award in 2002 for her ‘outstanding contribution to higher education in the area of secondary education’, the Premier’s Westfield Scholarship for History in 2004, the Annual Citation by the NSW History Council of NSW in 2010, the Professional Teachers’ Council of NSW Outstanding Professional Service Award 2010, and the Renee Erdos Award from the History Teachers Association of NSW in 2015.


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