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Title: The printing press in Malta 1642-1839
Authors: Borg, Joseph R.
Keywords: Malta -- Press coverage
History -- Study and teaching -- Malta
Education -- Simulation methods
History teachers -- Education (Secondary) -- Malta
Issue Date: 1981
Citation: Borg, J. R. (1981). The printing press in Malta 1642-1839 (P.G.C.E. dissertation).
Abstract: This long-assignment is aimed at acquainting the history teacher with the topic, and so help in tackling it effectively in class. As such it is divided in three sections. The first section contains the text, covering the period 1642 - 1839, from when the press was introduced in Malta until the right of a free press was acquired in 1839. This was a period characterised by the Grand Master's and the Inquisitor's bid to exert authority over censorship, and the ensuing dispute which lasted a century during which nothing was printed. Then came the French who started to set the press on the right lines, but due to circumstances it was not until British rule that freedom of the press was acquired. The other two sections consist of methods of presenting the topic in class, and acquainting the children with the historical method. This is especially the case with section B, Documentation, which contains extracts from documents with graded questions set on them for the pupils to answer. The final section, Simulation, is a relatively novel way of seeing history, which like documentation (Source History) has gained ground rapidly abroad. This section contains samples of simulated documents which can be used in class either as a basis for the lesson, to prove a particular point or simply for motivation purposes. Thus, it is hoped that this work will help the teacher, not only to tackle this topic in class but also to carry out further work.
Description: P.G.C.E.
Appears in Collections:Dissertations - FacEdu - 1953-2007

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