Sue Burvill-Shaw



Member since
18/06/2010

Sue Burvill-Shaw

Sue is a passionate and successful History teacher who aims to equip workshop participants with the skills to maximise their students' potential.

Sue Burvill-Shaw has been a classroom teacher since 1982, during which time she has taught English, History, SOSE, Religious Education and Senior Sociology in a variety of schools, both State and Private, in Queensland and Interstate. She has tutored in education at Queensland University of Technology and is a past QSA State Panel Chair for Ancient History. Sue is the co-ordinating author of the Award Winning Jacaranda World History Atlas designed to support the Australian Curriculum in History. Sue is also currently President of the Queensland History Teachers' Association.

Previously Head of Faculty: Humanities at St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School, QLD, Sue has been a regular presenter of workshops at both State, National and International Teachers’ Conferences and widely published on a range of issues, including Literacy across the Curriculum, Extending Gifted Learners and Effective History Teaching.

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20/09/2013

Very comprehensive and clearly delivered. I liked example standards in student’s works.

20/09/2013

An excellent presenter who was engaging and informative. I gained further knowledge and insight I can apply to apply my practices. Thank you!

20/09/2013

Fantastic and engaging, very useful.

20/09/2013

Very informative. Terrific examples of student work.

20/09/2013

Really helpful.

20/09/2013

Very Helpful

23/06/2010

Some excellent ideas/strategies that I am excited to implement. I would have found it more engaging if the booklet matched up with the Powerpoint. Perhaps reformat the booklet in order of topics addressed.

by Sue Oldmeadow on 23/06/2010

Very practical, appreciative of the resources and hand outs.

23/06/2010

Breaking the study of history down into a series of sequential steps has made an inquiry model much easier to comprehend.

by Sian Burke on 23/06/2010

Can I save Sue to a USB?!

by Brian Townsend on 23/06/2010

The scaffolding for the inquiries is very interesting and the approach will be useful. The ‘garbage exercise’ is a great introductory excuse.

by Royleen Willis on 23/06/2010

Great, practical issues/advice/templates to use with juniors. A whole different approach to teach juniors to enquire. Wonderful!

23/06/2010

This is the most useful and practical professional development I have attended in years. Thank you.

by Katie Lipka on 23/06/2010

Outstanding resources and ideas which can be used in several subjects. Great to have a teacher and student focussed workshop. A very valuable experience.

23/06/2010

Good strategies to incorporate within my classes next lesson. Great tips and hints to also guide my own reflections.

23/06/2010

I loved the practical (in class applications). tips/hints/activities Sue shared with us! It made my mind tick over the millions of ideas that I can use in my classroom! Thank you!

23/06/2010
23/06/2010

It was practical and based on good classroom practice. I can take things back to my classes. This is what everyone wants from PD.

23/06/2010

Interesting, entertaining and gave me a new source of ideas to use in the classroom. Well done Sue!

23/06/2010

I enjoyed learning about some tools to facilitate the retention of knowledge and the development of critical reasoning skills in students.