Welcome to The Edward de Bono Institute Website
The website is meant to offer information on the activities of The Edward de Bono Institute for the Design and Development of Thinking at the University of Malta which was set up in collaboration with Professor Edward de Bono in 1992. The Institute offers a range of programs and events to University students and to the general public in an attempt to emphasize the transfer of skills and knowledge, the ability to adapt to new contexts and the importance of creativity, innovation management, foresight and entrepreneurship to increase competitive advantage at an organizational level.
The development of skills related to creativity, innovation, foresight and entrepreneurship in education and training facilitates the strengthening of human resources and adds value to both individuals and the organizations within which they operate. A successful organizational strategy that incorporates creativity, innovation, foresight and entrepreneurship implies increased efficiency and cheaper products, processes and services which are more cost-effective than those offered by competitors.
The Institute’s staff are engaged in research and projects at a national and international level. This enables the Faculty to develop strong networks both locally and internationally. The delivery of Master courses, the co-ordination of projects funded by the EU, the organization of international conferences and seminars, the application of e-learning methodologies and the publication of research are some of the activities in which members of staff participate.
There is no learning without reflection. Educating and training people at all levels in the skills of creativity, innovation, foresight and entrepreneurship allows for increased reflection, improved decision making, autonomy, flexibility, responsibility and the ability to deal with change. This implies a move against out-dated pedagogies towards education and training that incorporates practical issues which include autonomous self-development and maturity to foster the appropriate skills, attitudes and dispositions.
On behalf of my colleagues I invite you to explore this website and to seek further information by contacting any member of staff in case of difficulties. Comments and suggestions are welcome.
Professor Sandra Dingli
25 May 2013