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  • La Bacchetta Magica child care centre in Malta

    La Bacchetta Magica child care centre in Malta

    La Bacchetta Magica is opening a child care centre in Malta on September 25 and will form part of the free government child care scheme. Rather than focus on rote learning the centre’s policy is to listen and understand each child’s needs and work...

  • Mcast to provide training services abroad

    The Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology has been ap­poin­t-ed by Core Malta Education Solutions Ltd as its provider of vocational education and training programmes in various countries . Mcast will provide course content, certification...

  • Malta to host international conference of Classics educators

    The Euroclassica International Conference will be held at the Osborne Hotel, Valletta, from Friday to next Sunday. It is organised by the Malta Classics Association. About 50 Classics professors from Austria, Belgium, Chile, Cro­atia, Denmark, UK,...

  • Threads call

    A call for papers for publication in the Students’ Philosophy Society journal Threads has been issued. Undergraduate or postgraduate students may present contributions on any philosophy-related topic. Those submitting longer research papers will...

  • Tackling the Maltese language crisis

    Tackling the Maltese language crisis

    The setting up of an academically authoritative (not authoritarian) body such as the National Council for the Maltese Language to watch over our language is partly the result of the destructive tensions that used to prevail in the Akkademja...

  • Teaching Latin in the 21st century

    Teaching Latin in the 21st century

    We are in the age of the science, technology, engineering and maths. But is liberal arts education an ex­pensive luxury in the 21st century? Many professionals believe liberal education prepares people for the world of work by providing them with...

  • Playing video games teaches skills that are relevant to the workplace

    Playing video games teaches skills that are relevant to the workplace

    In today’s society we have to think of the notion of employability within the paradigm of preparing students for the future. It is not an abstract notion but a reality students are facing; they need jobs in the future and we have to find more ways...

  • Looking at what being a teacher means

    Looking at what being a teacher means

    Forty-five primary school teachers from St Margaret College took part in a Pestalozzi programme summer school at Żabbar Primary B. The three-day training event, themed ‘Pedagogy makes the difference’, looked at the core of what being a teacher...

  • Supporting children with autism

    Supporting children with autism

    There is no evidence that there is only one type of intervention that works with all children with autism. There is also no evidence that there is a ‘cure’ for autism. There is, however, strong evidence that the number of children identified with...

  • University research magazine issued

    University research magazine issued

    The latest edition of the University magazine Think has been issued. Among its highlights is a provocative interview with Charles Xuereb on another side to the story of French rule in Malta; a story on how University researchers are using magnetic...

  • Applications for Junior College

    Applications for Junior College

    Students who wish to study subjects at advanced and intermediate levels under the Matriculation examination regulations at the Junior College, Msida, as from October are to apply online at www.jc.um.edu.mt/apply between tomorrow and August...

  • Diploma in child care

    Diploma in child care

    A one-year Diploma in Child Care (The Early Years) is being offered as from October by Minds Malta, a licensed training institution. Students have the option of following either morning sessions twice a week in Birkirkara from 9am to noon or...

  • Registration for ITS courses

    Registration of students at the Institute of Tourism Studies, St Julian’s, for the forthcoming scholastic year closes on Friday. The institute offers a range of courses for students to obtain the knowledge and skills to embark on a career in the...

  • Comenius project on fables ends

    A two-year Comenius project entitled ‘Fables’, involving St Cecilia’s Kindergarten in Attard and Tarxien, and three schools in Antwerp, London and Dublin, was concluded with a meeting in Malta. The project involved the respective schools’ teachers...

  • Traditional Chinese medicine Master’s

    A new one-year Master’s degree course in Traditional Chinese Me­di­cine and Culture will be of­fered by the University of Malta in collaboration with the Shang­hai University of Tradi­tional Chi­nese Medicine, as from October. The course will...

  • Bursary awarded to top Spanish studies student

    Bursary awarded to top Spanish studies student

    Gabriella Farrugia, 20, from Rabat was awarded this year’s Alistair David Robert Chalmers (ADRC) bursary, which will sponsor her stay this summer at the University of Salamanca and Barcelona, to further her knowledge of the Spainish language and...

  • Creativity and digital media

    Creativity and digital media

    Velislava Hillman looks into how technology can act as a bridge between school and real life, where what is learned can immediately be applied Creativity is essential for human advancement. As the starting point of every discovery and invention,...

  • Training course on care of the elderly

    Training course on care of the elderly

    The University of Malta and St Vincent de Paul Residence have signed an agreement for a short course of studies for prospective care assistants. The training course ‘Care of the Elderly: Theory and Practice’ will be accredited as a unit within the...

  • Relations of power in a Maltese school network

    Relations of power in a Maltese school network

    Denise Mifsud was awarded her Doctor of Philosophy degree during a graduation ceremony at the University of Stirling last month. Her study, entitled ‘Raising the curtain on relations of power in a Maltese school network’, was supervised by...

  • Online textbook shopping for third year in a row

    Agenda Bookshop is for the third consecutive summer facilitating the tedious process of textbook shopping through its online service ahead of the upcoming scholastic year. The online shop www.agendatextbooks.com was first launched for primary and...

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