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  • Embracing changes in reading and writing in the digital age

    Embracing changes in reading and writing in the digital age

    Children are nowadays exposed to a wide range of digital technologies. A quick look around the home or during social events confirms how often children spend time on such devices. A variety of terms such as ‘digital natives’, ‘digikids’ and...

  • Mcast strategic plan consultation

    Mcast strategic plan consultation

    As part of the process of renewing its strategic plan for 2019-2021, the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (Mcast) recently held a consultation meeting with representatives of various entities and other people who work closely with the...

  • Celebrating Commonwealth Day

    Celebrating Commonwealth Day

    Last Monday, Commonwealth Day was commemorated at St Margaret College secondary school, Verdala, at a morning assembly addressed by the Queen’s Young Leaders Group and their founder teacher, Martin Azzopardi. During this year’s commemoration,...

  • Malta to host international conference on bilingualism

    An estimated 200 delegates from 41 countries are expected to attend the second International Conference on Bilingualism being held from March 25 to 27 at the University of Malta’s Valletta campus. Topics to be discussed include bilingual...

  • Cosmology crisis: Scientists to discuss new discoveries

    Cosmology crisis: Scientists to discuss new discoveries

    Humans have been pondering about the inner workings of the Universe for as long as there have been humans. Albeit through different questions, the quest to understand the Universe has been irrevocably entangled with our history and remains an...

  • Half-day event on digital education initiatives

    Digital education in schools is the theme of a half-day event to be held on Friday from 9am to 12.30pm at the MITA Data Centre, Santa Venera, by the eSkills Malta Foundation, in collaboration with the Ministry for Education...

  • Shifting mindsets in architecture, engineering and construction

    Shifting mindsets in architecture, engineering and construction

    The fourth industrial revolution, or Industry 4.0, is rapidly shaping our present and future. While the first, second and third such revolutions brought economic benefits, increased productivity and advanced welfare, it is often argued that wealth...

  • New MSc in High Performance Buildings

    The University College of the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (Mcast) is next month launching a new master’s degree programme in High Performance Buildings. Students on the MSc in High Performance Buildings will learn about optimised...

  • Executive MBA students complete feasibility projects for start-up business concepts

    Executive MBA students complete feasibility projects for start-up business concepts

    Final-year Executive MBA students taking the Entrepreneurship and Innovation elective with Nathaniel Massa at the University of Malta’s Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy recently completed feasibility analysis projects for start-up...

  • Educational initiatives for first-time voters

    A project entitled ‘Step Up For Europe – Make it Count’, aimed at educating first-time voters aged between 16 and 19, as well as foreigners living in Malta and voting for the first time at the forthcoming European elections on May 25, has been...

  • Training and awards for innovative Mathematics

    Training and awards for innovative Mathematics

    The benefits of using diagnostic questions to gauge students’ understanding and learning process was the main theme of a presentation given by Craig Barton to over 150 primary and secondary school educators. Barton was the keynote speaker of the...

  • Finnish ‘Lesson App’ available for free to primary teachers

    Finnish ‘Lesson App’ available for free to primary teachers

    An app designed by Finnish educators and experts that provides access to many resources and lesson plans for teachers, was launched in Malta last week, and the app’s premium version will be available for free for all Maltese primary school...

  • Changing perspectives towards technical, vocational education

    Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) generally has the dubious position of being the poor cousin in relation to higher education. Students and their parents look at TVET options as the last resort if a university place of their...

  • Entrepreneurship student exchange visit to Vienna

    Entrepreneurship student exchange visit to Vienna

    Five students from Giovanni Curmi Higher Secondary School, Naxxar, joined six students from France and 11 students from Austria for an Entrepreneurship Education in Europe (EEE) Week at the Business Academy in Vienna. The main aim of the week was...

  • IB – 50 years of global education, also in Malta

    IB – 50 years of global education, also in Malta

    The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a not-for-profit educational foundation established in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1968. The founders of IB were looking for a programme of studies that, educational excellence apart, promoted peace in what was...

  • Mcast launches public consultation on its 2019-21 strategic plan

    Mcast launches public consultation on its 2019-21 strategic plan

    The Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (Mcast) recently issued for public consultation its strategic plan – an ambitious, seven-pillar policy document intended to guide its investments, academic focus, networking approach and quality...

  • The importance of ethics in the IT profession

    The importance of ethics in the IT profession

    The demand for IT professionals is growing consistently. In 2019, it was estimated that the demand for IT professionals was just under 6.2 million, while there was a supply of just under six million. There has also been a corresponding increase in...

  • Where it’s fun to learn about circuits

    Where it’s fun to learn about circuits

    The theme of the forthcoming session of Kids Dig Science is circuits. Although they are everywhere in phones, washing machines or even in our own bodies, for the lay person they usually remain hidden and unnoticed throughout the day. Kids Dig...

  • Relationships key to successful educational leadership

    Heads of schools recognise that positive relationships between teachers, students and their parents are important for the success of the school, but in the absence of this, the energy of school leaders shifted from teaching and learning – the core...

  • Bishop visits his alma mater

    Bishop visits his alma mater

    Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Galea Curmi recently visited St Paul’s Missionary College, Rabat, the school that he himself used to attend. The visit started with Mass in the Senior School to celebrate the Conversion of St Paul. Concelebrating the Mass...