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European Innovative Teaching Award

Evolving Patterns of Diversity

School/Coordinator: St Theresa College Secondary School

Evolving Patterns of Diversity - Malta

Topic(s) addressed

  • Creativity: artistic, digital and communication skills. 

  • Learning together: teamwork and inclusion 

  • Green sustainability: promoting digital interactive learning and less paper; 

  • Life sustainability: a lifetime experience for all.

Target groups

  • Students of all mental and physical abilities, including disadvantaged and at-risk learners.


  • Prioritising project-based learning. 

  • Enriching the 5Cs of education, mainly creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, communication and cooperation

  • The project adopted a holistic approach to the learning process. 

  • Boosting artistic skills by making posters, presentations and various publications. 

  • Improving scientific skills through workshops, research and fieldwork. 

  • Increasing the students’ digital competencies through the usage of innovative tools. 

  • The eTwinning platform was used to showcase all the results in local councils and libraries.

  • All activities were modified to include the less able and disadvantaged students.


  • The ongoing support of the senior management team 

  • throughout the project duration.

  • Building an atmosphere of trust and self-learned discipline following examples of partner countries

  • Teachers of different curricular subjects worked closely together to plan hands-on workshops building stronger relationships. 

  • The project proved that a cross-curricular approach is possible, making learning interactive and fun. 

  • In the school development plan, it was encouraged that other teachers adopt the project-based learning approach.


  • Avoiding the ``one-size-fits-all” philosophy

  • Teachers promoted proactive involvement of the students. 

  • They strived to improve academic outcomes, address individual personal issues and ensure equal learning chances.

  • Promoted collaboration, problem-solving

  • Inspired the student by demonstrating a culture of innovation and creativity 


  • Building the project on experimenting- to give the opportunity to safely make mistakes

  • Students found their voice through working in teams, boosting communication skills, self-confidence and self-esteem. 

  • They developed critical thinking and the ability to find possible solutions. 

  • This project fostered tolerance for differences such as students with special needs and difficult backgrounds. 

  • It proved that project-based learning helps fight absenteeism, improves cooperative learning, and boosts student achievement. 

  • A meaningful change was observed in all participants.

Project category
  • Secondary education
Project year
  • 2022



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