Arts and humanities A Level teacher conferences 2014

The University of Sheffield is pleased to announce a series of teacher conferences for teachers of A Level arts and humanities subjects, taking place in June 2014.

The events provide an opportunity to meet lecturers and researchers from Sheffield, as well as external speakers, to refresh your subject knowledge, and to learn how we’ve developed our teaching in recent years.

The conferences are free to attend, and lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance to recognise the contribution this activity makes towards their continuing professional development.

Dates, subject areas and draft proposals are below. The programme content and speakers will be confirmed in early March, when invitations will be issued.

Teaching English at A Level

Tuesday 17 June 2014

For teachers of English language, literature and theatre

Draft content includes: Adaptation: contemporary theatre and performance; Absurd poetry and prose; Jane Austen; Shakespeare; Language change; English grammar; Gothic literature; Film and media.

Teaching History at A Level

Tuesday 17 June 2014

Draft content includes: Stalin’s Russia; Tudor rebellion; the American Civil Rights movement; From Kaiser to Fuhrer; the Spanish Civil War; the Cold War.

Teaching Archaeology and Classical Civilisation at A Level

Tuesday 17 June 2014

Draft content includes: Bodies from the past; First World War archaeology; the Torksey Viking project; the Civil War; Recent archaeology from the Manor, Sheffield.

Teaching Philosophy at A Level

Tuesday 24 June 2014

Draft content includes: Implicit bias and teaching philosophy; Innate ideas; Metaphysics; Plato.

Teaching Modern Languages at A Level

Friday 27 June 2014

For teachers of French, German, Spanish

Draft content includes: Multilingualism; Grammar master classes; Transition (from GCSE to A level and from A level to undergraduate studies); Teaching writing skills – historical/ literature essay writing; Less widely taught language taster sessions.

To register your interest for any of the conferences, please contact Linda Billam, Schools’ Outreach Support Officer, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, on l.billam@sheffield.ac.uk or 0114 2229713.