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Education

  • School makes students and their families feel at home

    School makes students and their families feel at home

    An open day for past and present students, their families and friends was recently held at St Paul’s Missionary College, Rabat, better known as Sant’Agata, to discover more about the school, its grounds, and the motherhouse of the Missionary...

  • Compilation of the first thematic thesaurus in Maltese

    Last month Dwayne Ellul graduated from the University of Malta with a distinction in Master of Arts in Maltese. His research was funded by the Malta Government Scholarship Scheme. The main aim of his work – Il-Kompilazzjoni ta’ teżawru tematiku...

  • Foundation’s ESD initiatives, programmes showcased

    Foundation’s ESD initiatives, programmes showcased

    The various projects and initiatives held in Malta under Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) programmes run by the international Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) were showcased last week at the three-day FEE Fest at San Ġorġ...

  • Applied science students research about dark chocolate health benefits

    Applied science students research about dark chocolate health benefits

    Applied Science students were delighted to learn about the many health benefits of dark chocolate while conducting research on the topic as part of a mixtures and solutions project conducted by the Applied Science Unit at St Margaret College...

  • Using storytelling to improve pupils’ literacy

    Using storytelling to improve pupils’ literacy

    Nine schools are taking part in a pilot project on the teaching of storytelling skills to pupils to help them gain confidence and fluency in spoken language, and as a way of raising the standards of teaching and learning of reading and writing...

  • Educational animation for students

    Educational animation for students

    Toyota Malta and the Education Ministry joined forces to create the fun and educational animation A Hybrid Adventure to help engage and educate students about the benefits of hybrid technology and their importance to the environment. The event...

  • How we benefit from things learnt in space

    A group of 230 secondary school students recently learnt about the many everyday benefits resulting from things learnt in space and brought about by satellites orbiting the earth during an event entitled ‘Space for All: Observing Earth from Space’...

  • Exploring legal insanity

    Tamara Proschek recently obtained an MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Portsmouth’s Institute of Criminal Justice Studies. Her dissertation, entitled ‘The Moral and Legal Responsibility of Mentally Ill Offenders’,...

  • ‘Gamified learning’ activities at San Anton Gardens and Valletta

    Pupils and students from St Joseph’s Mater Boni Consilii school, Paola, recently marked Children’s Day in Valletta and San Anton Gardens, Attard, by taking part in gamified education activities using the Finnish online platform ‘Seppo – Spark for...

  • Engaging students with science at University

    Engaging students with science at University

    Seventy-five secondary school students from St Augustine School, Pietà, recently visited the University of Malta and took part is various engaging hands-on activities and held informal discussions with lecturers and students at the Science and...

  • Pastoral Formation Institute graduation

    Pastoral Formation Institute graduation

    A total of 123 people successfully completed one of 14 courses offered during the last academic year by the Pastoral Formation Institute together with other Church entities. Photo shows some of the participants with Auxiliary Bishop Joseph...

  • 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,...