Back to Basics – Educational Blog by Prof. Charles Farrugia

screen-13.48.02[28.10.2020]The pandemic Covid-19 is playing havoc with our lives, not less so with our children’s schooling. On the positive side, home-learning and tele-schooling have stimulated parents and guardians to participate more closely in their children’s education. During this experience, parents have become more aware of the many issues that influence their children’s –young or teenagers- schooling.

Professor Charles Farrugia recently launched the educational blog Back to Basics. The blogs explore different aspects of teaching and learning. These blogs are directed mainly at parents/guardians but teachers and other educators may find them useful as well.

Learn more about Back to Basics by clicking on the following link:

Education – Back to Basics

New Update on Teleskola: Parents’ & Guardians’ Section

A major update has been effected on Teleskola.mt, which includes the addition of a Parents’ & Guardians’ section on the portal. The new section is aimed to present crucial and students centric information to Parents and Guardians. The new section includes:

COVID-19 Response and Information Release
How to use Teleskola
Syllabi for all years
Past Papers for all years
Application Forms
Parent Courses
Option Subjects Information about all Optional Subjects
School Calendar
Uniforms information
Lifelong Learning Courses
Quick Help links

The new section can be access from the Teleskola.mt Homepage or by visiting https://teleskola.mt/parents

Questionnaire on Tools for Online Learning

Heads of Schools and Educators are encouraged to have their say about online teaching and learning by answering this short questionnaire – https://bit.ly/feedbackmt20 – by next Wednesday 13th May 2020. The aim of this questionnaire is to help the Directorate for Digital Literacy and Transversal Skills (DLTS) understand which digital tools are used for distance learning and what further support is required for improvements.

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STEM UK – Resources for Primary, Secondary and Post-Secondary Educators and Students

Screen Shot 2020-05-07 at 13.26.37STEM UK aims to achieve a world-leading STEM education for all young people. Supported by a unique partnership of Government, charitable trusts and employers, STEM UK are dedicated to raising young people’s engagement and achievement in STEM subjects and careers.  Their website offers a myriad of information as well as downloadable lessons for teachers and students. Visit the STEM UK website to access resources across a wide range of STEM subjects, including Digital Literacy, Science, Mathematics, Computing, and Design & Technology.

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