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Modern Studies Association

Welcome to the Modern Studies Association website.

The Modern Studies Association is the professional body for Modern Studies teachers in Scotland.

Highlighted partners and resources

The MSA works with several organisations and recommends resources from the three sources below.

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The Scottish Parliament Education Service

The Scottish Parliament Education Service offers a wide variety of resources targeted at not only Modern Studies Teachers, but also primary colleagues, and those from other subject areas. All of their resources are available via the Scottish Parliament website, and all are free.

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The Stevenson Trust for Citizenship

Established in 1921 by Sir Daniel Stevenson and now a key part of the University of Glasgow, the Stevenson Trust organise CLPL opportunities in the form of lectures discussing salient issues, and also produce resources that support Teachers across Scotland. Resources and upcoming lectures can be found on their website.

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The Scottish Sentencing Council

Founded in October 2015, the Scottish Sentencing Council's many purposes include producing sentencing guidelines for the courts and promote consistency in sentencing. Their website also features a selection of great resources, such as a 'Jargon Buster' and 'If you were the Judge' scenario quiz.

What we do

The MSA helps Modern Studies teachers in several ways.

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National Conference

National Conference takes place each year, allowing Modern Studies teachers to network and participate in an excellent CPD opportunity.

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Consultations

The MSA regularly leads consultations and surveys, aimed at gathering views from Modern Studies teachers.

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Liaising with the SQA

The MSA takes the views of Modern Studies teachers to the SQA, ensuring that views are heard.

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MSET Awards

The Modern Studies Educational Trust (MSET) rewards the best performing Modern Studies pupils each year.

Our latest updates

The latest news from the Modern Studies Association.

15th December 2017 No Comments

Free MSA CLPL event in January for Modern Studies Teachers

Attention ALL Modern Studies teachers! The MSA is delighted to be able to provide this free ‘Career Long Professional Learning’ event. This is designed to fit in with the following Professional Update requirements; Professional Values and Personal Commitment > Professional Commitment Professional Actions > Pedagogy, Learning and Subject Knowledge Professional Actions > Curriculum and Assessment […]

1st September 2017 1 comments

Survey on 2017 Modern Studies exams

The Modern Studies Association invites Modern Studies teachers across Scotland to participate in our survey of how practitioners feel about the recent diet of Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) exams. The survey is open to both members and non-members, and can be completed below. Please be aware that all survey sections are optional to allow those […]

31st August 2017 No Comments

Record membership for the MSA

The Modern Studies Association (MSA) is proud to announce that as of today (31 August), we have surpassed what was our highest membership level on record. As of this update’s publication, the MSA has over 450 members – all of whom are current Modern Studies Teachers, working in schools the length and breadth of Scotland. […]