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Queensland History Teachers' Association

By JOL Admin | 11 December 2009

The Queensland History Teachers' Association held their annual professional development day for Primary and Lower Secondary School Teachers at the State Library of Queensland on Monday 7th December.



The theme of the day was "Exploring History through SOSE and Humanities in Primary and Lower Secondary Classrooms".

Dr Brian Hoepper, well known in the world of history teaching, delivered an insightful and inspiring key-note address titled, "I wish that for just one time you could stand inside my shoes"(taken from lyrics in Bob Dylan's Positively 4th Street 1965). In this presentation Brian proposed strategies for encouraging historical empathy by students for people of the past.

It was fantastic to see so many history teachers onsite attending interesting workshop sessions throughout the day. As a memory institution devoted to developing collections that preserve our history the State Library of Queensland was an ideal host venue for this event.


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