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Education

  • International Journal of Emotional Education

    The latest edition of the International Journal of Emotional Education (IJEE volume 8, issue 2) has been issued by the University of Malta’s Centre for Resilience and Socio-Emotional Health. It is a special edition on social and emotional learning...

  • Reforming education

    What changes to the education system would you suggest to promote creativity and employability in students? While the University offers sound grounding in theory it should strive to give students more practice on how it is applied. Josef Cutajar,...

  • A rethink of gender, work and society

    A rethink of gender, work and society

    Sometimes the cosmos seems to align and point to a course of action in a way that is rather difficult to ignore, and I suppose it is due to one such alignment that I ended up reading for the Diploma in Social Studies (Gender and Development) at...

  • Students gain skills kits

    Students gain skills kits

    Two groups of nine female and nine male students at St Theresa College recently completed skills kits offered by the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (Mcast) in hairdressing and beauty, and sport respectively. Launched last October,...

  • Plas applications open

    The University of Malta’s Programme in the Liberal Arts and Sciences (Plas) offers the opportunity for people to enrich their personal and professional develop­ment by studying at their own pace. One may apply for any and as many Plas units as one...

  • Learning Maltese through English

    Learning Maltese through English

    A fifth edition of Maltese through English by Lorna Vassallo has been issued. It introduces chapters explaining verbs with special peculiarities and lays out fully-conjugated examples of verbs having ‘għ’ as their first, second and third root...

  • Studying at University

    Studying at University

    On a scale of 1 to 10 how satisfied are you with the quality of your lectures? What aspect are you most pleased about? My rating would be 9. I like how friendly in approach lecturers tend to be when explaining. Leon Xuereb, BA English and Theatre...

  • Legal challenges to cloud computing to be explored

    A seminar exploring the various legal challenges and questions raised by cloud computing will be held by the Malta Information Technology Law Association (MITLA) at Smart City on December 12 at 13.15pm. The event is of interest to students...

  • Mcast offers free online courses

    Mcast offers free online courses

    The Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (Mcast) has launched an online learning management system including over 200 modules in a broad range of subjects, including ICT, creative arts, mechanical, electrical and electronics engineering...

  • Adult learning awards

    Adult learning awards

    Adult learning in Malta was recently celebrated with the Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe (Epale) Awards 2016. The bi-annual cere­mony, organised by the Education Ministry’s  Directorate for Lifelong Learning, gives recognition to...

  • Laparoscopic surgery master programme

    The University’s Faculty of Medicine and Surgery in collaboration with the Associazione Chirurghi Ospedalieri Italiani (ACOI) is offering a new Master Programme in Laparoscopic Surgery. The programme is offered in English and provides...

  • Paceville master plan

    What do you think of the controversy over the draft Paceville master plan? Although it has elements that can help to rejuvenate and change perceptions of Paceville to a more culturally pleasing one, it threatens local residents and their homes in...

  • Panto at St Benedict College

    Panto at St Benedict College

    Il-Gżira tat-Teżor (Treasure Island) is the title of this year’s Christmas pantomime in Maltese being organised by Benedittu Productions at St Benedict’s College Senior School, Kirkop. The performances will be spread over 10 days, with five...

  • Students visit EU institutions

    Students visit EU institutions

    Two students, Aimee Mallia and Anthea Ellul, accompanied by two teachers from St Ignatius College Middle School, Tal-Ħandaq, Qormi, visited the European Parliament and European Council in Brussels as part of the Young Reporters for the Environment...

  • Biology symposium

    Biology symposium

    Research projects undertaken by undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University’s Biology Department will be presented at the 2016 Biology Symposium on Saturday at 8.30am in the Gateway Hall of University’s Msida campus. The symposium is...

  • Strategies to promote professional learning

    This second article presents a number of strategies that can be used to promote professional learning (PL) in our schools. Various strategies can be used to promote PL, such as team teaching and observing colleagues teaching through collegial...

  • The US elections

    The US elections

    Will Donald Trump’s presidency impact your life? If so, how? It’s too early to say what the Trump presidency will bring about. He is already changing his election-winning, aggressive tone to a more moderate, president-for-all one and this will...

  • New geographical map of the Maltese islands

    A new attractive geographical wall chart of the Maltese islands was inaugurated last week at the National Book Fair. The map serves as a useful tool to create awareness among students to understand the surface features of the islands. It has been...

  • GO support for literacy

    GO support for literacy

    GO announced that it will provide at least €11,000 during the current scholastic year to support Aqra Kemm Tiflaħ, a project to enhance classroom libraries and encourage children to read more. The project, which is run by the Education Ministry’s...

  • Pupils go back to nature

    Pupils go back to nature

    For the past few weeks, Year One Junior School pupils at St Edward’s College, Cottonera, have been planting and looking after turnips with the help the school gardener. The initiative, which forms part of the school’s hands-on policy, especially...

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