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BeSmartOnline Seminar for Teachers of PSCD

DLAP 141 – BeSmartOnline Seminar for Teachers of PSCD

Arani, Ismagħni, Ifhimni – Għinni

Skills for Students’ Well-Being

IfE 14 2017 Application Form – Skills for Students’ Well-Being

IfE 14 2017 Skills for Students’ Well-Being

Professional Development for Primary PSCD Teachers

DCM 175 – Professional Development Sessions for PSCD Primary Teachers

Training Event for PSCD Teachers

DCM 056 – Training event for PSCD Teachers and_or Career Advisors

MSEAM CPD sessions 2015-2016

Flyer for MSEAM CPD sessions 2015-2016

MRER Lecture Series

Date: Thursday, 25th February 2016

Venue: Open Access Area, Rm.224, Faculty of Education, Old Humanities Building

Time: 5.00pm

Chairperson:  Prof. Carmel Borg, Editor, Malta Review of Educational Research (MRER)

Title of Lecture: Of MOOCs, ARGs, and other acronyms….how can we engage citizens effectively?

Lecturer: Vanessa Camilleri


Engaging citizens in activities that improve their quality of life and that of others in the community is one of the key strategies driving lifelong learning policies in a number of countries. A UNESCO report (2014) proposes a view of lifelong learning as “a paradigm for continuous, seamless, multifaceted learning opportunities and participation that deliver recognised outcomes for personal and professional development in all aspects of peoples’ lives (pg.5).” The Connectivist approach is considered as a self-directed process driven by online and offline connections, and residing in communities, networks, as well as various databases. Initiatives involving online and virtual communities have been emerging in the forms of massive open online courses (MOOCs) or social alternate reality games (ARGs). MOOCs arise from a need for education that is open, accessible, flexible, just-in-time and modelled around the learners’ needs. In parallel, social ARGs are the response to social problems by using games that use crowd intelligence to create a positive and tangible impact on people about some of the current global issues. The questions we ask and attempt to discuss in more depth during this lecture are:

– What are MOOCs and what is their importance in lifelong learning?

– How can ARGs involve citizens actively?

– In what ways can online networks be designed to support a more active citizen engagement?

The Learning Teacher Newsletter

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Invitation to attend eTwinning Seminar on Active Citizenship in Latvia

DeL 3-2016 – Invitation to attend eTwinning Seminar on Active Citizenship in Latvia

MPSDA Pornography training seminar

Dear PSCD Teachers,

In the past short training seminars MPSDA has always asked its attendees to recommend topics for future talks. Pornography was always one of the highly recommended topics. Hence MPSDA has invited Dr Nicholas Briffa to hold an informative talk about pornography and the daily challenges PSD teachers are encountering with regard to this subject. This seminar will also include space for any attendees to voice their concerns and queries about pornography.

Subject: Pornography

Date: Wednesday 17th February 2016

Time: 5.30 till 7pm

Venue: National Curriculum Centre, Hamrun

Speaker: Dr Nicholas Briffa

Price: 5 euro for members of MPSDA, 8 euro for non-members

Those interested should sign up for this seminar by contacting MPSDA’s President, Ms Amanda Bezzina on 79255070 by not later than Friday 12th February 2016. One should then send their payment to PO BOX 10, Malta PSD Association, RABAT. Otherwise, payment on the day is also accepted (but still notify us that you are coming).


MS Tiziana Axiaq

(MPSDA Assistant Secretary)