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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.

30th September 2018 No Comments

Deadline for 2018 conference tickets approaching

Time is running out to get your early bird tickets for this year’s Modern Studies Association (MSA) Annual Conference, in Glasgow. Interested members have until 12th October to buy your ticket(s) via Eventbrite. Booking via Eventbrite is simple, and allows you to select your seminar choices before paying via invoice, credit card or debit card. […]

30th September 2018 No Comments

Members’ Area is up and running – create an account now

Earlier this year, we announced that the Modern Studies Association (MSA) had set a new membership record. This announcement clearly encouraged colleagues the length and breadth of Scotland to join the MSA to ensure that our voice is heard at all levels of the Scottish education system. This much welcomed rally of support brought down […]

27th September 2018 2 comments

Upcoming CLPL events for Modern Studies Teachers

Upcoming CLPL opportunities for Modern Studies Teachers in the image below. Please note, the Modern Studies Association has not organised these events, nor we do endorse them – it shared for information purposes. If you’re interested, please apply directly.