13th Michael A. Sant Memorial Lecture 2014 (15 Oct.)
‘Defending the discipline – Enhancing and protecting history education by learning from other education systems’
The History Teachers’ Association (HTA) in collaboration with the Faculty of Education of the University of Malta will be organising its annual Micheal A. Sant Memorial Lecture. This year’s guest speaker is the Scottish expert Neil McLennan. He is a Quality Improvement Officer (Education, Culture and Sport) for Aberdeen City Council and past President of the Scottish Association of Teachers of History (SATH). He is an author, educator and education manager. He has led major education bodies and has written several successful books.
Neil McLennan will deliver a lecture entitled ‘Defending the discipline – Enhancing and protecting history education by learning from other education systems’. His paper will explore the current landscape of Scottish education and reflect on the implementation of Curriculum for Excellence. He will also give an overview of history education in Scotland and the challenges faced by it, solutions to age old problems and how effective teaching and learning is the only way to ensure the continued success in history teaching. This will then be related to the Maltese scene.
The event will take place on Wednesday, 15 October 2014, at the National Curriculum Centre (NCC), Farsons Street, Ħamrun, and those attending are asked to be seated by 1745hrs. History teachers, Primary teachers, educators, University students and the general public are cordially invited to attend. Those attending the lecture will be given a free copy of the paper which Neil McLennan will be delivering.
Membership forms to for those who wish to join the History Teacher Association (Malta) will also be available during the event. Publications on History teaching and learning will also be on sale. Everyone is welcome to join: primary and secondary school teachers, and other educators interested in History and related Social Sciences. The membership fee is only €5 annually.
For further information one may contact HTA President Adrian Zahra on firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our Facebook page ‘History Teachers’ Association (Malta)’.
30 September 2014