A Social View of Learning

Where the learning is taking place is important; in a class, at home, online, formal setting, informally etc. Recently many have been quoting findings showing that around 70% of an individual’s education occurs out of formal education. Brown mentions that learning occurs as an apprentice from activity and social interaction i.e. learning from the situation […]

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Buffet Learning

A term which I recently came across when having the usual informal discussion with some colleagues is Buffet Learning. Learning may be metaphorically be compared to a restaurant. Till this day and age, as students we have been experiencing an educational system which is a la carte, i.e. a choice is made by the chef […]

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OER

The Open Education is a very important movement, one which should be on every policy maker’s agenda but as yet sidelined due to its open nature which many times are incompatible with today’s structures and educators. This movement includes Open Educational Resources (OER) which may be simply defined as freely available and modifiable educational resources. […]

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Collaboration: Are We Sure?

Collaboration as a much needed 21st competence Collaboration is one of competences which 21st century skills advocates put forward. This may be considered by policy makers, theorists and others as an obvious competence which learners should possess. It can be argued that to thrive in today’s society, citizens need to collaborate with other citizens, with […]

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Digital Competence for Adults

At a European level, digital literacy is nowadays considered as one of the essential skills to allow citizens to effectively exercise full citizenship. Still, a wide percentage of adults still lack the skills, knowledge and attitudes to use digital technology and therefore to exploit the opportunities that these provide. The use of ICT is regarded […]

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Funding for disabled students

Does funding for disabled students exist in Malta? What level of assistance is available? I am not aware about any vehicle allocating funding for disabled students who would like to further their study once they finish their obligatory schooling. Assistance in the purchase of tech may be pursued mainly through KNPD and FITA, but the […]

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Digital Literacy across the Curriculum

These days, everyone agrees that to be an active participating citizen one needs to be digitally competent. Thus Digital Literacy is a requirement which educational stakeholders cannot continue turning a blind eye upon. We as educators must foster and encourage Digital Literacy in our classrooms (and management must support in the broader curriculum). 21st century […]

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