Ceremony of the Certificate Presentation of the LetMeLearn Process On the 24th February, the University of Malta hosted the Ceremony of the Certificate Presentation of the LetMeLearn process. The certificates were presented to the first group of teachers who have undergone a whole scholastic year of in-service training, meeting fortnightly to train in the LetMeLearn process. The LetMeLearn process is an opportunity for teachers and students to work together to allow each student to gain the most from his or her learning experiences. The process recognises that individuals possess unique combinations of learning patterns. The LetMeLearn Centre (Malta) was set up as a joint project between the University of Malta, Ministry of Education and Rowan University (United States) to address issues of diversity in our schools. It provides awareness building and training programmes in this area of educational research and pedagogy.
The ceremony opened with an address by Dr. Carmel Borg who introduced
the evening. Dr. Borg described the LetMeLearn Process as a project
of hope and possibility. His address was followed by speeches by
Mr. Colin Calleja, Research and Training Consultant for the LetMeLearn
Process and Dr. Joseph Mifsud, Head of the Department of Primary Education,
Faculty of Education. They both dwelled on the prospects of Let Me Learn
in the areas of research, teacher training and parental awareness. The
Pro-rector Professor Charles Farrugia and the Dean of the Faculty of Education
Dr. Mark Borg focused their speeches on the importance of collaboration
between the Faculty of Education and the Education Division.
Ms. Mary Vella, Director of Curriculum Education Division, Hon. Dr. Louis Galea and H.E. Ms. Kathryn Profitt, United States Ambassador also addressed the audience. They outlined the important place of the LetMeLearn process in the Maltese schools and education in general. This was also attested by the three short speeches given by participating teachers who talked about their own personal experience of the LetMeLearn process in their classes and with their students. Three Pilot schools have participated in the LetMeLearn Process namely Valletta Primary, Marsa Girls School and Mosta Primary A.
The ceremony was also attended by Mr. Paul Attard, Permanent Secretary within the Ministry of Education and the Hon. Mr. Evarist Bartolo, Shadow Minister for Education.
The certificates were presented by the Hon. Dr. Louis Galea.
The ceremony came to a close with a short address by Dr. Christine Johnston, lead researcher in the Let Me Learn process via a Teleconferencing facility.
7 June 2000