Merħba

Merħba

 Merħba għal dan is-sit elettroniku. L-iskop ta’ dan is-sit m’huwiex li jiġu mtella’ ħafna riżorsi ta’ tagħrif mill-Istorja li l-għalliema jistgħu jużaw fil-klassi. Materjal bħal dan diġa jinsab imtella’ fuq http://schoolnet.gov.mt/history/. Dan is-sit ser ikun fih biss links għal materjal ta’ dan it-tip. Huwa l-ħsieb ta’ dan is-sit li jservi bħala mezz interattiv fejn l-għalliema u kull min hu interressat jistgħu jkunu aġġornati dwar it-tagħlim tas-suġġett, iżommu ruħhom informati b’dak li jkun qiegħed jiġri u jagħtu l-kummenti u suġġerimenti tagħhom. Fuq dan is-sit wieħed jista’ jikteb kemm bil-Malti kif ukoll bl-Ingliż. Min ikollu xi suġġeriment li jaħseb li jista’ ikun utli jista’ ukoll jikkuntattjani b’email fuq george.calleja@gov.mt.

Tislijiet.

George Calleja

Uffiċċjal Edukattiv Prinċipali

New History Teachers’ Association Publication

Teaching Change and Continuity in History; Religion in Medieval Malta is a new History Teachers’ Association publication.  This is a teaching pack for history teachers who teach secondary school students.  ‘Change and Continuity’ can be particularly difficult history concepts to teach secondary school students and this pack offers a number of teaching resources which help support students’ understanding.  The pack includes a lesson plan, whiteboard displays including a large Maltese Medieval timeline, posters, handouts with primary and secondary sources, student handouts and worksheets.  The history topic of  ‘Religion in Medieval Malta’ is an ideal vehicle to teach ‘Change and Continuity’ for it is a contested historic theme which can provoke much debate amongst academics.  The teaching approach in this pack invites students to draw their own interpretation based on the evidence.

This Teachers’ Resource Pack was created by Dr. Yosanne Vella, who is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Education, University of Malta.  She teaches History Pedagogy to B.Ed and P.G.C.E. students.

Packs cost 10 euros each and may be bought from the History Teachers’ Association website.

SEC Environmental Studies for 2011

Teachers preparing students for the SEC Environmental Studies in 2011 should note that the topics for the projects to be submitted for this session have been changed from those of last year. The history topics for the Environmental Studies projects are the main characteristics of the Maltese village core (Topic 3) and an example of civil architecture of the British period (Topic 4).

Michael A. Sant Memorial Lecture

The ninth Michael A. Sant Memorial Lecture which will be held on the 6th October 2010 at the National Curriculum Centre in Hamrun at 5.45p.m.

Dr Robert Stradling, Senior Research Fellow in the Institute for Education, University of Edinburgh will be giving a paper entitled Developing Historical Understanding: interpretation and multiperspectivity revisited.

Light refreshments will be served at the end of the evening.

Teachers are invited to attend.

Worksheets Booklet

During the workshops of the July In-Service Course, participants prepared resources covering various topics of the History (Option) syllabus. These worksheets have now been pooled, edited and developed into a sixty-four page booklet which should be an asset to those teaching History as Option. All participants will receive a hard copy of this booklet in colour in due course. This worksheets booklet can be downloaded from  http://schoolnet.gov.mt/history/options/Wsheets-Eur-Hist-Option.pdf 

In case of any difficulties you can contact Mr George Calleja P.E.O. on Tel. No. 21561315 or email him on george.calleja@gov.mt.

Inset Course September 2010

Inset Course          September 2010

An Inset Course (C 61/10) entitled ‘Teaching History through Sources’ will be held for teachers of Forms 1 and 2 on the 17th, 20th and 22nd September at St. Ignatius College, tal-Ħandaq, Qormi. During this course the participants will review and reflect on current practices  and explore ways how the teaching of history through sources can be reinforced. Through practical workshop sessions source material dealing with the History (General) syllabus would be developed. Participants will be made more aware of the importance of teaching  history through sources thus developing key competences and multifunctional skills in the students. A workbook dealing with the History syllabus for Forms 1 and 2 would be prepared.

George Calleja

       P.E.O.

Inset Course July 2010

Inset Course          July 2010

An Inset Course (C 05/10) entitled ‘Teaching History through Sources’ will be held for teachers of History (Option) in Forms 3 to 5 on the 7th, 8th and 9th July at St. Ignatius College, tal-Ħandaq, Qormi. During this course the participants will review and reflect on current practices  and explore ways how the teaching of history through sources can be reinforced. Through practical workshop sessions, source material dealing with European history based on the History (Option) syllabus would be developed. Participants will be made more aware of the importance of teaching  history through sources thus developing key competences and multifunctional skills in the students. A workbook dealing with European history which can be used in History (Option) lessons would also be prepared.

George Calleja

       P.E.O.