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  • Secrets of grandmas’ success shared in storytelling project

    Secrets of grandmas’ success shared in storytelling project

    During a series of storytelling workshops held over the past months with groups of youths, five successful grandmothers from various industries involved in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) spoke about their work and...

  • Maltese science lecturer is top public speaker

    Anthony Galea, an academic at the University of Malta’s Faculty of Science, recently won the JCI World Public Speaking Championship. Around 3,000 delegates attended the event held during the JCI World Congress held in Goa, India, which included...

  • ‘Reading champions’ rewarded

    ‘Reading champions’ rewarded

    Ninety-six Year 8/Form 2 students from 32 schools were recognised as Malta’s reading champions for 2018 during the recently held National Book Festival at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta. The students were presented with gold, silver...

  • Educational programme on Radio Malta

    ­Eduka... Link, a weekly 30-minute radio programme that discusses education initiatives, is being transmitted every Thursday at 8.15pm on Radio Malta (93.7 FM) with a repetition on Fridays at 5pm on Radio Malta 2 (105.9 FM). The programme is...

  • Creative project for children in families hit by illness

    Creative project for children in families hit by illness

    A project by the Karl Vella Foundation entitled ‘Bringing Creativity to Life’ was recently concluded with an event at St Aloysius College, Birkirkara, presided by President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, during which the projects’ highlights and end...

  • Programme for training retreat and spiritual directors

    The Centre for Ignatian Spirituality (CIS), in collaboration with the Institute of Pastoral Formation, is organising a four-year programme aimed at training retreat and spiritual directors. The course is divided in two parts. The first two years...

  • Preventing early school leaving

    A teachers’ training programme aimed at preventing early school leaving will be presented at a seminar for school staff and policy makers on Friday. The programme aims to build educators’ competence in supporting the learning and wellbeing of...

  • LGBT-themed anthology published

    Malta’s first ever anthology of LGBTQI+ literature, comprising short poems, prose and a children’s story in Maltese and English, as well as illustrations, was recently published by a youth and student organisation called We Are. Compiled by...

  • University academics at creativity conference in Japan

    University academics at creativity conference in Japan

    Prof. Sandra Dingli and Dr Leonie Baldacchino, resident academics at the Edward de Bono Institute at University of Malta recently presented a paper at the International Conference on Creativity and Innovation (ICCI) in Osaka, Japan. In this paper,...

  • Students learn about the many benefits of drinking Chinese Tea

    Students learn about the many benefits of drinking Chinese Tea

    During a project held at St Margaret College’s Verdala Secondary School’s China Corner students recently learnt about the history and pro­perties of tea, how to brew and drink Chinese Tea and how to meditate to reduce stress. During the event,...

  • Gifted students teaching programme launched

    A programme aimed at training teachers on how to identify, educate and counsel gifted students in primary, secondary and higher education was recently launched on a national level by the Education Ministry’s Directorate for Learning and Assessment...

  • Entrepreneurship education programmes recognised as O-level

    Entrepreneurship education programmes recognised as O-level

    Two of Junior Achievement Young Enterprise Malta Foundation (JAYE Malta)’s non-formal ­entrepreneurship education programmes – the post-secondary Company Programme and the middle school and secondary programmes – have been granted Malta...

  • Keeping the internet safe as computers get increasing powerful

    Keeping the internet safe as computers get increasing powerful

    Maltese computer scientist Dr Christian Colombo from the University of Malta recently started work on a NATO-funded research project entitled Secure Communication in the Quantum Era.  The project aims to develop concrete, efficient security...

  • Queen’s Young Leaders raise breast cancer awareness

    Queen’s Young Leaders raise breast cancer awareness

    St Margaret College Verdala Queen’s Young Leader’s group, together with their founding teacher Martin Azzopardi, gathered together to conduct a study about breast cancer in honour of Pink October. October is breast cancer awareness month, which...

  • Malta hosting phonetics, linguistics conference

    An estimated 275 participants from 27 countries, mostly international scholars from Europe, the US and beyond, will this week be in Malta to attend the prestigious 17th International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Association (ICPLA)...

  • Digital marketing strategy short course

    Malta University Consulting Ltd is next month organising a 14-hour course on digital marketing strategy at the University Residence, Lija. It is aimed at professionals or company staff who would like to adopt a strategic approach to their digital...

  • Assessment for Learning in a Maltese State college

    Assessment for Learning in a Maltese State college

    Assessment is a complex landscape. Debates about whether summative or formative assessment, or a combination of both, offers the best approach to assess students’ learning have been dominating international and local literature for years. In...

  • Applied science lesson enriched hands-on by Chinese masters

    Applied science lesson enriched hands-on by Chinese masters

    A recent applied science lesson for students at St Margaret College Senior Secondary School, Verdala, Cospicua, was  enriched by three Chinese masters who led three hands-on workshops in Chinese porcelain making, tea making and silk embroidery...

  • New CSA executive committee

    New CSA executive committee

    A new executive committee of the Church Schools Association (CSA) was recently elected at the association’s annual general meeting for the next three years. Photo shows the committee at its first meeting, (from left) Mariuccia Fenech (general...

  • Forty more schools awarded Green Flag

    Forty more schools awarded Green Flag

    Forty schools enrolled in the local Ekoskola programme were recently awarded the international Green Flag award, and other schools received silver and bronze awards in recognition of their actions to bring about significant changes to promote...