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Education

  • Teachers learning together

    Teacher-driven continuing professional development (CPD) designs empower teachers because they are centered not only on what they know, but also on what they want to share and learn with colleagues. Such designs challenge our traditional culture...

  • Bank officials train Home Economics teachers

    Home Economics teachers recently attended a training seminar entitled ‘Innovations in Financial Literacy Education’ organised by the Malta Bankers’ Association in collaboration with the Department of Curriculum Management’s Home Economics Seminar...

  • College sixth form expands

    College sixth form expands

    St Martin’s College Sixth Form recently inaugurated a new extension. The new building comprises nine classrooms and a 300-square-metre common room for students that includes a lounge area, a working space, a kitchenette, a games room and gymnasium.

  • University showcases advanced electronic development at Malta Robotics Olympiad

    University showcases advanced electronic development at Malta Robotics Olympiad

    Two teams of University of Malta graduates and students showcased their latest advanced electronic technolo­gical developments at the Malta Robotics Olympiad last weekend. One team, made up of five engineering graduates and students – Andre...

  • A taste of Vodafone marketing

    A taste of Vodafone marketing

    Vodafone Malta recently invited marketing students from St Aloysius College, Junior College and the University of Malta to their premises at Skyparks to give them a taster of what it means to work at a corporate company, sit around a table and...

  • Students go for another set of Mcast Skills Kits

    Two groups of fifth form students from St Theresa College, who successfully completed two Mcast Skills Kits programmes earlier this year, are this month starting another two Skills Kits before they finish their secondary education. Skills Kits is...

  • School violence and bullying: protecting vulnerable children

    School violence and bullying: protecting vulnerable children

    Violence and bullying in schools are not recent phenomena. More than 150 years ago, Tom Brown’s schooldays took a turn for the worse when he was assaulted by a group of school peers and threatened to be ‘roasted’ alive. Dan Olweus, the ‘father of...

  • Trial run of basic first aid teaching in schools

    Trial run of basic first aid teaching in schools

    The teaching of basic first aid may be introduced in the curriculum of secondary schools if a trial run, which will take place in a college in the near future, is a success. This was announced following a meeting between Education Minister Evarist...

  • First Mcast Skills Challenge

    The first Mcast Skills Challenge will be held from April 10 to 12. Over 850 students will compete in 65 different challenges in their respective fields of study. The challenges will be given to participants on the day and will take place in...

  • iGaming course launched

    This month the first pilot iGaming course will be offered to over 1,000 ICT students at the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (Mcast). The college teamed up with the iGaming Academy to launch the programme, which will raise awareness...

  • Summer internships for science secondary students at University

    Summer internships for science secondary students at University

    A group of 21 students who recently participated in the Malta Junior Science Olympiad have been given the opportunity of working during the summer with researchers at the University of Malta’s Faculty of Science conducting studies in areas such as...

  • Teachers supporting teachers

    In our previous article, we argued for a much-needed shift in the way educators engage with learning about their profession. A key concern we put forward addressed not only why educators need to collaborate but also why it is important for them to...

  • Medac honours Prof. David Attard

    Medac honours Prof. David Attard

    The Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies (Medac) recently unveiled a plaque in honour of University of Malta chancellor Prof. David Attard to commemorate the initiative he led which resulted in the governments of Malta and Switzerland...

  • Leading ICT academy marks five years of education

    Leading ICT academy marks five years of education

    ICE Malta recently celebrated its fifth year anniversary and announced more plans for its next chapter. Malta's leading ICT academy, the brainchild of Matthew Sammut, James Abela and Nikolai Sammut is the island's only ISO 9001:2008 certified...

  • International symposium by university's Department of English

    International symposium by university's Department of English

    Each spring, the Department of English at the University of Malta holds an international postgraduate symposium. This year's edition is themed ‘Placing, Spacing, Displacing’ and will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel on the 7 and 8 April. It...

  • Malta to host EU Digital Assembly 2017 in June

    There are many events, meetings and workshops being organised on a wide spectrum of topics during the Maltese presidency of the Council of the European Union. One of the most important events is the Digital Assembly, which is held every year in...

  • University commercialising research projects

    University commercialising research projects

    Parliamentary Secretary for Research and Innovation Chris Agius recently visited the University of Malta to be briefed on some of the projects that its Knowledge Transfer Office is seeking to commercialise, and to meet the researchers involved.

  • Making time for collaboration

    Teachers in countries that are doing well in international tests such as PISA also dedicate a lot of time collaborating with each other. Teaching is still to a large extent a lonely profession. Teachers, particularly those teaching in primary...

  • Mcast student wins prestigious Queen’s Young Leaders Award

    Mcast student wins prestigious Queen’s Young Leaders Award

    Eman Borg, a student at the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (Mcast) following an advanced diploma in marketing, has won a Queen’s Young Leaders Award for a project he proposed to set up an LGBTI ‘safe house’ in Gozo. He had been...

  • Leading change amid unrest

    Leading change amid unrest

    In a context of having to face ongoing changes to address the failures of Malta’s educational system, those in the teaching profession feel disillusioned, are less motivated and more and more sceptical about the real intents behind changes and...

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