Wednesday 18 December 2013

Free workshop - HEA Teaching Modern History, 21-22 March

This year the Higher Education Academy History New to Teaching Workshop will be held at Loughborough University on Friday 21 and Saturday 22 March 2014. For those of us at University of Leicester, participation will be free. To register click here.

This two-day event is designed for postgraduate, postdoctoral and early career historians interested in teaching history in higher education. Academic historians will share their expertise in designing, delivering and assessing courses and provide hands-on training in how to create a survey course in British, European, American or global history. Every participant will leave the workshop equipped with a syllabus of their own devising and have an improved understanding of issues in teaching and learning including assessment and feedback, quality assurance, innovative approaches and preparation for the academic job market.

Learning outcomes (aligned to the UK Professional Standards Framework)

This workshop will consider:
Areas of activity
A1 Design and plan learning activities and/or programmes of study
A2 Teach and/or support learning
A3 Assess and give feedback to learners
A4 Develop effective learning environments and approaches to student support and guidance
A5 Engage in continuing professional development in subjects/disciplines and their pedagogy, incorporating research, scholarship and the evaluation of professional practices
Core Knowledge
K2 Appropriate methods for teaching, learning and assessing in the subject area and at the level of the academic programme
K3 How students learn, both generally and within their subject/disciplinary area(s)
K4 The use and value of appropriate learning technologies
K5 Methods for evaluating the effectiveness of teaching
K6 The implications of quality assurance and quality enhancement for academic and professional practice with a particular focus on teaching
Professional values
V3 Use evidence-informed approaches and the outcomes from research, scholarship and continuing professional development
V4 Acknowledge the wider context in which higher education operates recognising the implications for professional practice

To register

This event is free to attend for those working or studying at subscribing institutions and £75 per day for those from non-subscribing institutions. Registration is necessary in order to secure a place. Please register by clicking on the 'book onto event' button located at the top of the page. If you experience any problems using the online booking system please email
For further details about the programme please contact Peter D’Sena, the HEA’s Discipline Lead for History ( or Marcus Collins, Senior Lecturer in Cultural History, Loughborough University (


Overnight accommodation can be booked on campus for approximately £35 per night (bed and breakfast). All enquiries about securing accommodation should be directed to Dr Marcus Collins (

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