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Yearly Archive2017

Speaking Out Project

Speaking Out Project to launch Women’s Aid resource

Later this month, the Speaking Out Project (a Heritage Lottery Funded project that is recording and celebrating the 40-year history of Women’s Aid in Scotland) will launch their new learning resource, aimed at young people in secondary education.

At the launch on August 29th, the Speaking Out Project will unveil their new resources which are aimed at engaging young people with the issues of gender inequality and domestic abuse, as well as activism concerned with – and the history of – Women’s Aid in Scotland.

The resources have been developed with secondary school education in mind, and have been designed to achieve CfE Level 3 and 4 Outcomes for Social Subjects. They will also fit the National 5 Modern Studies curriculum. The lessons and activities are also of benefit to more informal education settings.

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The SCCJR is seeking feedback on Modern Studies resources

The Scottish Centre for Criminal Justice Research (SCCJR) is seeking the opinion of Modern Studies Teachers across Scotland.

The SCCJR is specifically seeking practitioners’ views on the range of learning resources that they have produced for pupils, schools and teachers.

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MSA Annual Conference

MSA Annual Conference 2017

Bookings for this year’s Modern Studies Association (MSA) National Conference have now opened.

This year’s conference will take place on Saturday 4th November; and, in response to feedback given from last year’s attendees, the Conference will once again return to the Queen Margaret Union (QMU), in Glasgow.

The event run from 10:25am until 3.30pm, with registration and access to the venue opening from 9:30am.

As ever, the event promises to be an exciting day, with a packed itinerary.

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Scottish Parliament Chamber

Education and Skills Committee is asking for your views

The Scottish Parliament’s Education and Skills Committee is asking for your views.

As part of an inquiry into the recruitment and retention of teachers across Scotland, the Committee is asking for the opinions of Teachers, Trainee Teachers, Headteachers and other school staff.

Questions being considered as part of the inquiry include:

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Welcome

Welcome to the MSA’s new website

Welcome to the brand new website of the Modern Studies Association.

We hope that you enjoy our new look. It has been specially designed to work better across all devices. The new website also features a brand new Member’s Login – with each member of the MSA to receive their own unique login in due course.

About Us

Learn more about the Modern Studies Association

The Modern Studies Association is a national organisation aimed at working collaboratively to share resources and good practice across all of Scotland’s Modern Studies departments.

The organisation – which is open and free for every Modern Studies teacher to join – also lobbies policy makers to ensure that the Modern Studies curriculum is fit for purpose.

Through surveys, National Conference and our online Members service, the Modern Studies Association aims to ensure that the voice of Modern Studies teachers up and down the length and breadth of Scotland is heard clearly.