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Education

  • Training teachers to stem early school leaving

    A project has been launched to train teachers how to create classroom environments that foster equity and inclusion, particularly for children at risk of leaving school early. The University of Malta’s Centre for Resilience and Socio-Emotional...

  • Teacher uses apples to demonstrate effects of bullying

    Teacher uses apples to demonstrate effects of bullying

    A British teacher taught children about the effects of bullying by using apples. Rosie Dutton from Birmingham, UK, tours schools, teaching children about relaxation and mindfulness. In one class she decided to demonstrate how bullying affects...

  • MCAST Expo to showcase college opportunities

    MCAST Expo to showcase college opportunities

    Tertiary education institute MCAST is hoping a three-day expo kicking off this Thursday will encourage visitors to discover the college's educational opportunities.  The fifth edtion of the MCAST Expo will start this Thursday at the college's main...

  • Eating responsibly project briefing

    Eating responsibly project briefing

    Fifty educators from 35 schools attended the information meeting at St Theresa College Middle School, Ta’ Paris, Birkirkara, on the We Eat Responsibly project, organised by Ekoskola programme of Nature Trust Malta. During the event, participants...

  • A record Skolasport year

    A record Skolasport year

    Skolasport concluded its 2015-2016 programme with a show of various sports disciplines at the Marsa sports complex. This year there was a record number of 6,000 participants in Skolasport and the large space at the Marsa sport grounds made it...

  • Minister sings his praises for Higher Secondary

    At the recent graduation day ceremony at Giovanni Curmi Higher Secondary, Naxxar, Education Minister Evarist Bartolo endorsed the initiatives taken by the school administration to further develop it as a post-secondary institution. While saying...

  • New Master of Surgery

    The University of Malta’s Faculty of Medicine and Surgery is offering a new part-time evening Master of Science programme in Surgery, spread over six semesters. The programme would help prepare medical trainees doing their basic surgical or...

  • Postcolonial Directions in Education

    The latest issue of the academic journal Postcolonial Directions in Education has been published by the University of Malta. It is a special issue entitled Doing Southern Theory, guest edited by Keita Taka­yama, Stephen Heimans, Rose Ama­­zan and...

  • Retired educators’ outing

    Retired educators’ outing

    A group of retired teachers recently took part in an outing to Fort St Angelo organised by the Malta Union of Teachers’ retired educators’ section. They were given an hour-long tour of the fort, starting from feudal times through the Knights’...

  • Earth Day at St Joseph School, Paola

    Earth Day at St Joseph School, Paola

    Water conservation and poverty were the special focus of an activity held at Mater Boni Consilii St Joseph School, Paola, to mark Earth Day. The activities were also linked to the Year of Mercy and to the papal encyclical Laudato Si’. They...

  • Seminar on nature-based solutions for sustainable development

    The use of nature-based solutions to address environmental challenges and create positive effects such as improved air and water quality, cooler air temperatures, flood protection, ecotourism and recreation and agricultural production will be...

  • St Edward’s Green Flag award renewed

    St Edward’s Green Flag award renewed

    St Edward’s College has been awarded the Ekoskola Green Flag by the programme’s national jury for the third consecutive year. The jury pointed out the students’ diligence, their passion for Ekoskola and their ability to work together despite being...

  • How Vassalli and Dimech became national heros

    Mikiel Anton Vassalli and Manwel Dimech are today considered national heros in Malta’s collective imagination, yet they both died lonely deaths and were forgotten for a long time. At a seminar on Thursday at 6.30pm, Henry Franz Gauci will speak...

  • Dental assistants course

    Besides B.Sc (Hons) courses in dental hygiene and dental technology, the University of Malta’s Faculty of Dental Surgery also offers a diploma in dental surgery assistance. Dental assistants work closely with dentists and dental hygienists in...

  • LSAs graduate in inclusive education

    LSAs graduate in inclusive education

    A graduation ceremony was held last Thursday for 132 students who successfully obtain­ed the Malta College of Arts Science and Technology’s High­er Certificate in Inclusive Education. The course furthers the professional preparation of Learning...

  • Dentists’ CPD in Rome

    Dentists’ CPD in Rome

    Eight members of the Dental Association of Malta attended a nine-day continuous professional development programme on occlusion and temporo-mandibular disorders run by academics from the La Sapienza University’ dental department in Rome. They also...

  • €9,500 for MA on ocean governance

    The International Ocean Institute (IOI) is offering a €9,500 scholarship to cover the tuition cost for a student enrolling on the MA in Ocean Governance in October. The degree is jointly offered by the University of Malta’s Faculty of Laws and the...

  • Tectonics in the central Med

    A seminar on the mechanisms through which the African and European tectonic plates interact not far from the Maltese islands, and the implications for potential large earthquakes in the region, is the subject of a seminar to be held on Wednesday...

  • Kreattiv project at St Monica

    Kreattiv project at St Monica

    Thirteen Form 3 media studies students at St Moni­ca School, Birkirkara, took part in a project that entailed setting up a fashion event, designing three outfits, taking a photoshoot of them and producing a promotional video. The project, entitled...

  • Bursary for MA in Med Studies

    The Alfred Mizzi Foundation is offering a bursary of €1,000 for a student enrolling on the taught Master of Arts in Mediterranean Studies of the University’s Faculty of Arts which will be opening in October. This innovative and interdisciplinary...

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