Women in History: Reclaiming (In)Visible Women

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In this exciting new CPL course participants will delve into women in history, investigating programming approaches for History 7-10, History Elective years 9 and 10 as well as Extension History Year 12.

Utilising history case studies of both the well-known and forgotten women of history, participants will explore thematic, comparative and biographical event-based programming approaches, taking in key historical debates and the big questions in history.

Primary, Secondary and TAFE teachers are encouraged to apply to attend this course.

Presenters Judy King will take participants through planning units of work in History 7-10, History Elective years 9 and 10 and Extension History Year 12, including perspectives on women’s history in a variety of topics.

Dr Monika Schwarz will present an in-depth look at the story of women convicts in Australia.

As well, participants will be given an overview of the Australian Research Council (ARC) international digital history project Conviction Politics.

If you are interested in this course, you may also be interested in attending an associated social event – Meet History’s (In)Visible Women over a drink and snack. This event will take place on 14 August and you can purchase tickets here.

Wednesday 14 August

Federation House, 23-33 Mary St, Surry Hills, NSW 2010

Thursday 31 October

AEU ACT Branch, Level 1, 71 Leichhardt Street, Kingston, ACT, 2604

Completing Women in History Reclaiming (ln)visible Women will contribute 5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and assessment of NSW Curriculum/Early Years Learning Framework addressing Standard Descriptor 1.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher in NSW.

Judy King

Judy King is a former high school principal and a life member of the NSW Teachers Federation, AEU and SPC. Judy retired from Riverside Girls High School in 2010 after 19 years as a secondary principal.

Since retirement Judy has worked part time at Chifley College Mt Druitt campus, Northmead High and Georges River College in an executive support role with a strong focus on teaching and learning, assessment and reporting, especially in the areas of reading for meaning and writing for purpose.

She currently teaches History and Politics at WEA , the oldest adult education foundation in the CBD of Sydney.

Judy represented secondary principals on the Board of Studies (now NESA) from 1998-2004 and was History Inspector at the Board in 1991. Judy was deputy president of the SPC from 1998-2006

In 2018 she researched and wrote a history of the NSW Teachers Federation 1918-2018 as part of its centenary celebrations. The articles were published throughout each edition of Education in 2018 and were featured as part of a three week exhibition in the Federation building.

In 2007 Judy was awarded the Meritorious Service in Public Education medal by the Department of Education.

Judy has an abiding interest in all aspects of Ancient, Mediaeval and Modern History as well as archaeology, politics and film. In 2014 and 2019 she attended the Cambridge University History Summer School for international students and hopes to return in 2025.

Monika Schwarz

Dr Monika Schwarz is a research fellow at Monash University’s SensiLab. She holds a PhD in archaeology, with over 15 years of experience in that field, and a Master’s degree in information technology. Now specialising in the analysis, visualisation and even physicalisation of historical data, she has been and continues to work on various projects like ‘Conviction Politics’ (ARC funded), ‘A Stitch in Time’ (Whyte fund grant), ‘Putting Death in its Place’ (ARC funded) or ‘Making Crime Pay’ (ARC funded) since 2020. In these projects she is combining skills from her two careers in archaeology and information technology, for example by turning 19th century convict records into interactive data visualisations. Monika’s work has a particular focus on female narratives.

$220 for one day