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Education

  • Mcast conference for partners

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said the country needed to be bold and to renew its thinking to search for new sectors that create wealth. He was speaking at the first partners’ conference organised recently by the Malta College of Arts Science and...

  • On The Zone this week

    Video interviews of youths talking about their careers, talents, social life and fashion are being featured on The Zone at www.timesofmalta.com/thezone. Tomorrow, a new interview with biologist Leanne Bonnici will be uploaded. Bonnici is a...

  • Environmental reporters in Sweden for training

    Eight students from Malta recently attended a training activity on sustainable development in Stockholm, Sweden, as part of the Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) programme. The activity included informative sessions on writing articles,...

  • YRE joins Wrigley Litter Less Campaign

    YRE Malta is participating in the Wrigley Litter Less Campaign, which aims to promote behavioural change among young people with regard to the environment. YRE is an international programme run by Foundation for Environment Education (FEE) and...

  • Prize for young Maltese readers

    Primary schools in Malta are being offered the opportunity to award a prize to a Year 3 pupil who is outstanding at reading in Maltese. The prize, entitled Premju Sagħtar għall-qari bil-Malti, sponsored by the Malta Union of Teachers, includes...

  • Maltese MSc student first at UK university

    Ella Camilleri recently graduated from the University of Bath, UK, with a Master of Science in Fi­nance, where she was awar­ded a first class and ranked first among her 120 fellow students. Ms Camilleri’s average mark throughout the course was the...

  • Creativity at Girls’ Secondary

    Form 2 students at the Girls’ Secondary School, Tal-Ħandaq, Qormi, each week participate in a range of creative activities aimed to enable them to practise exploring, observing, and using their imagination and creativity. The activities the...

  • Updating the Education Act

    Education Minister Evarist Bartolo recently announced a two-month-long consultation period in preparation for an update of the Education Act. What changes would you like to see included in the new Act? The bureaucracy in the current system should...

  • Information – the force that binds the universe

    Celebrated scientist Vlatko Vedral will shortly be in Malta to give a talk entitled ‘Decoding Reality’, on how information binds everything in the universe. The talk, organised by the University and Malta Cafe Scientifique in association with Go,...

  • How to enter (or stay out of) EU agendas

    The Jean Monnet teaching module on ‘Agenda-setting in the EU’ is due to begin on February 11 at the University. Co-ordinated by Dr Marcello Carammia of the University’s Institute for European Studies, the module will address key theoretical and...

  • Mock expedition for Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

    Students and staff from St Patrick’s Salesian School, Sliema, recently spent a weekend venturing from Mosta to Għadira Bay as a trial expedition for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Award. The experience involved first aid training, back-packing,...

  • Maltese-Dutch science exchange

    Students from with Maasland College, Oss, The Netherlands, recently visited Malta at the start of a student exchange project with St Thomas More College’s Girls’ Secondary, Santa Lucia, and St Ignatius College’s Boys’ Secondary,...

  • Green Comenius project meeting

    Teachers and students from Malta participating in the Comenius project It’s Fun to be in and Green recently attended a meeting in Presov, Slovakia. Teachers Maria Bonanno and Jolene Calleja from St Theresa College’s Birkirkara Primary were among...

  • Public lecture on development of Maltese baroque domes

    Kenneth Cauchi will give a public lecture entitled Architectural Development of Maltese Domes in the Baroque Age on February 18 at 6pm at the St Helen’s parish centre hall, Birkirkara (entrance through Sanctuary Street). It is organised by the...

  • Dorotheans combine hospitality with charity

    St Dorothy’s Senior School, Żebbuġ, is currently running a hospitality programme, piloted as an option subject, where students are eligible to certification equivalent to a SEC examination. As the final unit of the programme, students have to...

  • Course on ‘another way’ for teachers

    A six-session course led by Joyce Callus for teachers, entitled There must be Another Way, is again being organised by the Malta Union of Teachers. The course sessions deal with teacher-student influence and self-esteem, understanding behaviour,...

  • YWCA courses

    YWCA (Malta), in collaboration with Msida local council, is offering courses in beauty care and customer care. The beauty care course starts on February 4 and will be held every Tuesday from 9am to 12 noon for 14 weeks. The tutor is qualified...

  • The EP vote and Malta’s IIP

    The recent European Parliament vote on the Individual Investor Programme was a non-binding resolution. Do you think citizenship is of EU or national concern? Citizenship is something that should primarily be dealt with by each country individually.

  • Real education is based on research, not exams

    It is exam season once again at University and stress levels are as high as ever. While some students are aiming as high as possible, many others are happy to do the minimum amount of work to just scrape through. Studying can be an arduous,...

  • Wanted: youths good at presenting science

    For the second time, Malta is taking part in Fame Lab, the biggest annual international competition for science and engineering students and young scientists and researchers with a flair for communicating with public audiences. Contestants have...

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