26 Nov 2012
EU Robotics Week 2012
The Computing Group within the Department of Mathematics, Science & Technical Education is this year taking part in EU Robotics week 2012.
EU Robotics week is an EU-wide event which aims to "educate the public about how robots impact society and to
inspire students of all ages to study technology, science and
engineering." Groups of school children and their teachers will be visiting the Faculty on the 27th and 28th November to attend robotics workshops in the Faculty's Computer Lab 2. The Faculty's participation is being co-ordinated by Mario Camilleri, and Leonard Busuttil will be conducting the workshops with the assistance of B.Ed. Computing students and staff from the e-Learning Center of the Directorate of Education.
22 May 2012
Preface: Edukarti 2012
For this year's edition of the Edukarti Final Exhibition, seven B.Ed Art students have worked on large-scale sculptures and installations to be presented on Campus from 23rd May until 11th June. The exhibition is called 'Preface'. As everyone knows, the year 2012 has become associated with Mayan apocalyptic revelations about the end of the world, so the students decided to research and reflect about beginnings and endings, focusing particularly on the Genesis creation story.Each student picked one of the seven days of the creation narrative and tried to look at the idyllic image of a newly created world through a 21st century lens. For instance, the creation of nature and animals in the Biblical narrative led them to reflect about contemporary, global environmental problems. Each students worked on his/her piece through several stages: first doing conceptual research, then drawings, photographs, small maquettes and even short videos, and finally the actual installation. The installations were actually built in the basement of the Auberge d'Italie, which will soon become the new Museum of Fine Arts. These multi-media installations are made of materials as diverse as plaster, metal, polyester resin and natural materials like grass and wood.
31 Mar 2012
ScratchIT at EMBED 2012
In collaboration with MITA, the eSkills Alliance and the Education Directorates' e-Learning Centre, the Computing Education team from the DMSTE is organising a programming competition for secondary schools. Participating teams have 3 weeks to design and implement a game or similar animated and interactive production with the theme 'Maltese History' using the Scratch development environment from MIT's Media Lab. The competition has the primary objective of promoting a computational culture which emphasises creativity and production over consumption. It is hoped that in future similar competitions will become an annual event in our schools' calendar. For more information please refer to the announcement carried on the MITA site.
26 Mar 2012
Creation Myths - Moon, Suns, Elephant Trunks and Zebra Stripes - a shadow show
Sunday 1st April 2012 at the MITP, St Christopher Street Valletta, from 18.30-19:30
Anansi the African spider and her cousins overseas are storytellers! They have tales and adventures they have collected from different countries which they want to share with you. You'll find out how the moon and the sun came to be so high up in the sky, and why there is only one sun that shies away during the night, and then you'll discover some surprising facts about the zebra and the elephant. A gentle and fascinating shadow show with music, dance, song and audience participation.
Moon, Suns, Elephant Trunks and Zebra Stripes is a performance based on creation stories narrated with the use of shadow puppetry. Some stories are narrated in Maltese and others in English. The performance is targeted at a young audience of 4 to 8 years of age. Directed by Isabelle Gatt and Marcelle Teuma.
Booking can be made by calling the box office on 21 223200 or contacting email@example.com or booking directly through https://ticketengine.sjcav.org/?eventname=A+Creation+Stories+Shadow+Show
Teatru Qroqq, established in 2002, is an initiative by the Primary Department within the Faculty of Education, University of Malta. All the cast and crew is made up of B.Ed. 3rd year students. Teatru Qroqq is committed to developing forms of theatre to engage young audiences.
26 Mar 2012
Looks: an exhibition by Edukarti, Art Programme, Faculty of Education
16-20 May, 2011, Parliamentary Secretariat for Youth and Sport, Casa Leone,
St Joseph High Road, St Venera
The Art programme within the Department of Arts and Languages in Education (Faculty of Education, University of Malta) brings together credits in art practice, methodology and theory.
One of the yearly events that forms part of this programme is the Final Exhibition, in which Art students present ideas and images they have researched and worked on during their final year of studies.
This year's final project focuses on the human face or head in photographic images. Faces, self-consciousness, but also creative ideas and a desire to be acknowledged: these are some of the features of young people's lives. These images therefore align themselves well with the mission of Aġenzija Żgħażagħ and the European Youth Week in 2011.
Aġenzija Żgħażagħ develops and enhances youth initiatives and services and mainstreams youth related issues so as to maximize the benefits for young people. It enables further investment in resources and services for young people to support and encourage them to achieve their full potential both as individuals and citizens and contributes to the development and well being of their communities and society in general.