​PROGRAMME

16th September 2020

09:45

Registration

10:00-10:45

Migration and Education – Facing new challenges​ 

Prof. Khalid Arar, Texas State University

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10:45-11:00

Break

11:00-12:00

Parallel sessions

Internationalisation and multiculturalism in Maltese society

Internationalisation of Maltese society and education​ - Ms Christine Fenech and Dr Anita Seguna 

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Educators’ constructions of Maltese society​ - Dr Louise Chircop 

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Internationalisation and multiculturalism in schools

How is the Learning Outcomes Framework responding to an internationalised school culture in primary schools in Malta?​ – Mr Heathcliff Schembri 

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The Experience of Multiculturalism in Schools in Malta: a qualitative exploration​ - Ms Mariella Debono 

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Working in international and multicultural schools

How can intercultural diversity be understood? The lecturers' response​ - Dr. Damian Spiteri and Dr. Anita Seguna 

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Tracking Conceptual Development in Multicultural Education: A mixed-methods approach​ - Mr Brian Vassallo 

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Effective international and multicultural practices in schools and society

Addressing Societal Polarisation in Maltese Schools through Experimental Laboratories​ - Dr. Aitana Radu and Ms. Giulia De Vita 

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Expanding Borders - A study on Cultural Intelligence and Leadership Styles in a Maltese Primary School​ - Ms Janice Darmanin 

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17th September 2020

09:45

Registration

10:00-10:45

Migration and international mobility as challenges to school. Is intercultural education the answer?​ 

Prof. Dr. Yasemin Karakaşoğlu, Director of the Unit for Intercultural Education, University of Bremen 

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10:45-11:00

Break

11:00-12:00

Parallel sessions

Internationalisation and multiculturalism in schools

Keeping the student at the focus – character education in a multicultural and internationalised context​ - Fr Mark Ellul 

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The language of the future: The motivation of adults in Malta to study Mandarin Chinese as a foreign language​ - Ms Christiana Gauci Sciberras 

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Working in international and multicultural schools I

Preventing Radicalisation in Maltese schools: Learning from the UK’s Prevent duty experience - Ms Daniela Scerri 

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Migrant Learners' Unit: Scaffolding a learning culture without silos –

Ms Jane Farrugia Buhagiar and Ms Lara Sammut

Working in international and multicultural schools II

Social and Academic Preferences of Migrant Students in a Secondary School: The View from Within​ - Ms Antoinette Schembri 

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Effective international and multicultural practices in schools and society

Facing the Challenge of Preparing Maltese Schools and Students for a Multicultural Society: An Opportunity to Redefine Identity in the Light of “Otherness”​ - Mr Edward Wright 

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