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MRER Summer School 2018
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The Malta Review of Educational Research (MRER) within the Faculty of Education, University of Malta is organising its 2018 Summer School: 

'Collaborative Writing for 21st Century Skills' 


21st Century skills are typically described as the skills, knowledge and expertise students should master to succeed in work and life in the 21st century. In the Maltese education policy context, they can be used as tools to promote equity and social justice in an increasingly complex and asymmetrical world. When writing is combined with learning innovation, technology and thinking skills, it can become a powerful tool to transform the teaching/learning environment and effectively
address 21st century cross curricular themes.

The MRER 2018 Summer School is inviting participants to learn how to use specific strategies in a learning environment that mirrors the ethos of the strategies themselves. The School will be composed of a mix of practical workshops and reflective discussion sessions. 

School Convenors

The School Convenors are Prof Carmel Borg, Dr Sandro Spiteri and Ms Jane Farrugia Buhagiar.

Targeted participants

This School is not open only for educators who teach languages, but is for ALL educators who teach through languages, including through writing. The minimum requirements for applicants are: 
  • A permanent teaching warrant
  • A first degree or equivalent in teaching
  • At least three years of teaching experience

A maximum of 30 eligible participants will be accepted, on a first come first served basis.

School format

The course is five days long, from Monday 3rd to Friday 7th September from 8.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.

A preliminary planning meeting will be held in agreement with the selected participants.


There are two options available:

Standard Programme
The participation fee of € 70 per person is being fully co-sponsored by MRER and by the Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes within the Department for curriculum, Lifelong Learning and Employability. Participants will receive a Certificate of Participation.

Accredited Programme 5 ECTS (25 contact hrs)
Participants can choose to have the programme fully accredited by the University of Malta, for an additional € 115. Assessment will be through a portfolio and a reflective assignment. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion that is valid for the purposes of their CPD.


The Summer School will take place at the University of Malta, Tal-Qroqq. 

Further Information and Application 

Last Updated: 30 May 2018

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