On 19th June 2018 Maltese key stakeholders in education met together at the GENE’s launch seminar in Malta.
In his introductory address the Minister for Education and Employment, Hon. Evarist Bartolo emphasized on the importance of solidarity and human approach in learning so that global citizens will be able to live together in an ever-changing society and be able to face challenges, fears and anxieties that this implies.
This seminar was moderated by Mr Liam Wegimont – Chairperson GENE. The audience was also addressed by Ms Ditta Trindade Dolejsiova – Global Education Specialist – Increase and Innovation Programme and Ms Luísa Teotónio Pereira Director GENE
You can’t have the global without the local and vice versa.
Global education and Local education complement each other. Global Education revolves exclusively around children who from the very start must be exposed to the values of understanding and tolerance in order to have future citizens critically engaged with the world.
For Global Education to succeed every single contribution counts. Initiatives taken on a local basis from every country around the world are fundamental for the best outcome from Global Education. On the other hand, the global environment around us influences all that goes about on a smaller scale. Thus hope and optimism have to be embraced in order to learn to live together harmoniously.
In his concluding message Mr Gaetano Bugeja – Director for Learning and Assessment Programmes – Department for Curriculum, Lifelong Learning and Employability at the Ministry for Education and Employment encouraged the educators present to support sustainable development through teaching and to keep promoting and instilling global education values to our future generation.