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FedUni partners HTAV to present 2017 History Enrichment Program

Posted: Tuesday 10 October 2017

Staff from Federation University Australia recently joined the History Teachers’ Association of Victoria (HTAV) to present the 2017 History Enrichment Program at the FedUni Wimmera Campus. 

A team from the Faculty of Education and Arts, led by Dr David Waldron and Mr Joshua Lloyd from the Mt Helen Campus, partnered the HTAV and local schools from across the Wimmera and Grampians region to conduct the two week program.

“The History Enrichment Program brings gifted and talented students from across the region into an environment where they can share their passion for history and we can target our teaching to their advanced needs and capabilities,” Dr Waldron said.  

The program runs over two weeks with school years three to six targeted in the first week and seven to ten in the following week.  

The History Enrichment Program focuses on:

  • Promoting and fostering a passion for history
  • Reducing students fear of failure
  • Dealing with the misunderstanding of the nation of gifted and talented, and
  • Build teamwork, leadership, organisation, time management and presentation skills.

Students in the program participated in a number of historical workshops delivered by Dr Waldron and Mr Lloyd, including Medieval, Popular Culture and online resources.

“The workshops are a great way to engage the students with various artefacts and getting them thinking differently about the teaching and learning of history,” Dr Waldron said.

“The skills developed, will assist them now and when they return to their regular classroom.”

Dr Jo Clyne, Manager of Education and Consultancy Services at the HTAV, said: “The importance of Federation University Australia being involved in the program is a major key to its success over the last three years.

“We appreciate the time and commitment from all staff who have assisted- most notably David and Joshua for their passionate and enthusiastic sessions which will assist students in entering the HEP Historical Passion Project,” Dr Clyne said.

“We are also extremely grateful to Associate Professor Geoff Lord and his team at the Wimmera Campus for their hospitality, support and partnership with the HEP.”    

The program will conclude with students who participated in the program exhibiting their HEP Historical Passion Project

An open invitation to all FedUni Staff, students and community members has been extended from Associate Professor Geoff Lord, Head of Wimmera Campus, to attend the exhibition.

The exhibition will be held from 1.30pm to 4pm on Tuesday 31 October at the Wimmera Campus, Horsham.

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Contact Matthew Freeman
Senior Advisor, Media and Government Relations
03 5327 9510; 0408 519 674
m.freeman@federation.edu.au