Individual & Social Responsibility

Academic Year 2018 - 2019

Agenda and Remarks

Meeting 01 - 10th October 2018
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ISR Front Sheet 2018 - 2019

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ISR Broadsheet

Assessment Criteria, Modes, Marking Scheme, Results Sheet
Robert Buttigieg - ISR Coordinator

Academic Year 2017 - 2018

ISR Meeting

Wednesday 14th March 2018 

between 13:30 and 14:30hrs

Dear colleagues,

Attached to this email you will find the minutes for our earlier ISR meeting (7.2.18). As usual, it is highly suggested to go through this document in order to keep yourself updated.Our next meeting will be taking place on the 14th March 2018 @ 13:30 - 14:30, rm5.

Thanks & regards,


Robert Buttigieg

Lecturer & Coordinator | Individual & Social Responsibility 


Learning Support Unit | Library | Main Campus

Corradino Hill | Paola PLA9032 | Malta 

t. +356 23987518

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Support Services Contact Details
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Institute Student Support Services Coordinators (ISSSCs) are the first people to be approached whenever there is some form of issue occurring within an institute (eg. bullying, truancy, any other minor difficulties).  Upon the students' own will and depending on the issue (risk of harm to self or others), lecturers are to refer students to Counsellors through the proper referral form (accessible through e-portal & the MCAST website) directed to Counsellors may always be reached via phone/email for any serious matters.

ISR Front Sheet (2017-2018)

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ISR Meetings - MINUTES

05. Meeting 14th March 2018
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04. Meeting 7th February 2018
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03. Meeting 17th January 2018
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02. Meeting 1st November 2017
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01. Meeting 29th September 2017
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Academic Year 2016 - 2017

ISR Meetings

To ALL ISR Lecturers we will be having an ISR  meeting on the first and third Wednesday of each consecutive month. These meetings will be held at the Library, 1st floor, Room 3 as follows:

Wednesday 8th February 2017
between 12:30 and 13:30hrs

We will be discussing:.

  • Way forward with the ISR Level 3 seminars which will be taking place at the end of the month. More details dispatched during the meeting.
  • Dissemination of titles for the final ISR presentations.
  • Synoptics

Do not hesitate to contact me if any need arises.

Thanks & regards,

Robert Buttigieg

ERASMUS+ Professional Training for ISR Lecturers

Dear colleagues,

I wish to remind you that the deadline to hand in the application for the professional training (sponsored via Erasmus+), which was mentioned during our last ISR meeting is on the 23rd December 2016.

Feel free to contact me if you have any queries about this training.

Thanks & regards,


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ISR Seminar

Dear Colleagues,


As part of the new Individual & Social Responsibility (ISR) key skill, L1 & L2 students are to attend a number of seminars. We are preparing the first one which is planned to take place in January, from the 16th to the 20th, with the exception of Gozo which will take place a week before (already set.  


Speakers have been invited to deliver short speeches and workshops revolving around the themes of self-worth and cultural diversity. The students will also take part in workshops which target the familiarisation of basic entrepreneurial skills. 


The seminars will be taking place as indicated below:

Gozo campus

Tuesday 10th January


ICS L1 & L2 hair & care

Monday 16.1.17

Students' House main hall


Tuesday 17.1.17

Students' House main hall


Wednesday 18.1.17

Students' House main hall


Thursday 19.1.17

Students' House main hall


Friday 20.1.17

Mosta - History lecture room

The seminars will be taking place between 9:00 - 14:30. We would appreciate it if lecturers (of any subject) who have a lesson with a group attending the seminar accompany their respective groups to help out with the manning of students. Hence, please ensure that the students & lecturers of each respective institute are informed about this event accordingly.  If there are any issues from your end please let us know so we try to make the necessary arrangements (keep Co-ordinator - Robert Buttigieg in copy please).


The themes tackled in this first seminar will be the following:




Self Worth

Isabel Jacobson (Sedqa)

9:00 - 10:00

Cultural Differences

Marcel Bugre 
(Foundation for Shelter and Support to Migrants Malta)

10:00 - 12:00

Basic Entrepreneurial  Skills

Eric Flask

12:30 - 14:30


Many thanks & regards,




Dr. Nadia Maria Vassallo

B.Ed. (Hons.), M.A., P.G.Dip., Ed.D., AMBDA


Director Curriculum

Administration Block

Level 2

Main Campus


tel: 2398 7517/8

MCAST Counselling Unit Referral Form

ISR Assessment Rubrics

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ISR Schemes Of Work

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PD Synoptic Assessment

Wednesday 22nd June 2016 from 08:45am onwards 

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PD Meeting - PD Synoptic Assessment

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SEDQA Sessions 2016 - Schedule of Sessions

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Important note re Attendance - note to staff

From:      Joseph Farrugia

Sent:       Wed 1/6/2016 8:39 AM

Cc:            Stephen Cachia

Important note re attendance


Dear colleagues,

Please note the procedure which is being followed as from this academic year with regards to absenteeism.


Procedure related to the implementation of the 80% attendance system for students


1.      Institutes are to retain the present system related to recording of attendance for students.

2.      Students will continue to have their stipend deducted according to their attendance record as per the present system.

3.      Institutes are to continue informing students as they reach benchmarks of absentee rates including a warning that high absentee rates increase students’ chances of not being successful in their course.

4.      Colleges and Institutes are to continue to strengthen their systems to monitor and follow up students who have high absentee rates in order to increase retention rates throughout MCAST.

5.      On passing the 20% overall absentee rate for a particular academic year, a meeting is to be set up with the student concerned and a signed learning agreement drawn up in which the following targets are agreed upon:

·         Attendance targets

·         Attempts of all assignments

·         Any necessary improvements in behaviour (if relevant)


The relevant Deputy Director (Programme Management)  will be driving the learning agreement process in liaison with the relevant Institute Director and the aim of the learning agreement is to serve as a pro-active positive tool to set the student on the right track with regards to attendance. At all times, all students are expected to pass all units in order to be certified. In cases where the learning agreement is not adhered to by the student, following a recommendation by the respective College and Institute, MCAST Principal and MCAST Registrar may decide not to certify the student concerned even if all units are achieved. In such cases, the student’s learning agreement may be extended in order to identify the clear targets which the student needs to achieve in order to be certified.


Stephen Cachia
Principal and CEO 

The Counselling Team at MCAST

The Counselling Team is saddened by the tragic accident which occurred at Hal Farrug during the activity of ‘Paqpaqli ghall-Istrina’.  Our thoughts are with those who were injured, their families and friends, as well as with those who were present and witnessed or assisted this unfortunate incident.


Such an experience can be a traumatic one, leaving you troubled with flashbacks, fear and anxiety, and can be manifested in different ways.  Talking about it helps. 


Crisis counselling is available for both students and staff.  Given this special circumstance, during this week the intake procedure will not apply and a drop-in system is available.  You may also contact us via email on


We appreciate if you could kindly pass on the word with all students since at such an early time in the academic year, we do not have emails of the new ones.


We thank you.


Best regards,

The Counselling Team


Schemes of Work 

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PD Attendance Record and Assessment template 

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PD Meetings: Minutes

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PD Meetings: Agendas

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Agenda 07.10.15.pdf Agenda 07.10.15.pdf
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Resources for sharing

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PD Lecturers' Feedback is VALUABLE !!!! 

ISR Lecturers' feedback.

International and World Days


27 January

International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust (A/RES/60/7)


4 February

World Cancer Day

6 February

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation  (A/RES/67/146)

13 February

World Radio Day [UNESCO]

20 February

World Day of Social Justice   (A/RES/62/10)

21 February

International Mother Language Day  [UNESCO]  (A/RES/56/262)  (30C/62)


1 March

Zero Discrimination Day  [UNAIDS]

3 March

World Wildlife Day  (A/RES/68/205)

8 March

International Women's Day

20 March

International Day of Happiness  (A/RES/66/281)

21 March

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination  (A/RES/2142 (XXI))

21 March

World Poetry Day [UNESCO]

21 March

International Day of Nowruz  (A/RES/64/253)

21 March

World Down Syndrome Day  A/RES/66/149  (draft A/C.3/66/L.27)

21 March

International Day of Forests  (A/RES/67/200)

22 March

World Water Day  (A/RES/47/193)

23 March

World Meteorological Day  [WMO] WMO/EC-XII/Res.6

24 March

World Tuberculosis Day  [WHO]  (WMO/EC-XII/Res.)6

24 March

International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims  (A/RES/65/196)

25 March

International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade  (A/RES/62/122)

25 March

International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members


2 April

World Autism Awareness Day  (A/RES/62/139)

4 April

International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action  (A/RES/60/97)

6 April

International Day of Sport for Development and Peace  (A/RES/67/296)

7 April

International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda

7 April

World Health Day  [WHO]  (WHA/A.2/Res.35)

12 April

International Day of Human Space Flight  (A/RES/65/271)

22 April

International Mother Earth Day  (A/RES/63/278)

23 April

World Book and Copyright Day  (Resolution 3.18 of the 28th session of the UNESCO General Conference)

23 April

English Language Day 

24 - 30 April

World Immunization Week [WHO]

25 April

World Malaria Day [WHO]

26 April

World Intellectual Property Day [WIPO]

28 April

World Day for Safety and Health at Work

29 April

Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare

30 April

International Jazz Day


3 May

World Press Freedom Day

8-9 May

Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World War  (A/RES/59/26)

9-10 May

World Migratory Bird Day  [UNEP]

15 May

International Day of Families  (A/RES/47/237)

17 May

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day  [ITU] (A/RES/60/252)

21 May

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development  (A/RES/57/249)

22 May

International Day for Biological Diversity  (A/RES/55/201)

23 May

International Day to End Obstetric Fistula  (A/RES/67/147)

29 May

International Day of UN Peacekeepers  (A/RES/57/129)

31 May

World No-Tobacco Day [WHO]  (Resolution 42.19 of the 42nd session of WHO)


1 June

Global Day of Parents  (A/RES/66/292)

1 June

"Vesak", the Day of the Full Moon

4 June

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression  (A/RES/ES-7/8)

5 June

World Environment Day  [UNEP]  (A/RES/2994 (XXVII))

6 June

Russian Language Day at the UN  (in Russian)

8 June

World Oceans Day  (A/RES/63/111)

12 June

World Day Against Child Labour

13 June

International Albinism Awareness Day (A/RES/69/170)

14 June

World Blood Donor Day  [WHO]  (WHA58.13)

15 June

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day  (A/RES/66/127)

17 June

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought   (A/RES/49/115)

20 June

World Refugee Day  (A/RES/55/76)

21 June

International Day of Yoga  (A/RES/69/131

23 June

United Nations Public Service Day  (A/RES/57/277)

23 June

International Widows' Day  (A/RES/65/189)

25 June

Day of the Seafarer  [IMO]  (STCW/CONF.2/DC.4)

26 June

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking  (A/RES/42/112)

26 June

United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture  (A/RES/52/149)


4 July (first Saturday in July)

International Day of Cooperatives  (A/RES/47/90)

11 July

World Population Day  (UNDP decision 89/46 15)

15 July

World Youth Skills Day (A/RES/69/145)

18 July

Nelson Mandela International Day  (A/RES/64/13)

28 July

World Hepatitis Day  [WHO]

30 July

International Day of Friendship  (A/RES/65/275)

30 July

World Day against Trafficking in Persons  (A/RES/68/192)


9 August

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples  (A/RES/49/214)

12 August

International Youth Day  (A/RES/54/120)

19 August

World Humanitarian Day  (A/RES/63/139)

23 August

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition  [UNESCO]  (Decision 8.2 of the 150th session of the UNESCO Executive Board)

29 August

International Day against Nuclear Tests   (A/RES/64/35)

30 August

International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances  (A/RES/65/209)


5 September

International Day of Charity  (A/RES/67/105) draft  (9A/67/L.45)

8 September

International Literacy Day [UNESCO]  (Resolution 1.141 of the 14th session of the UNESCO General Conference)

12 September

United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation  (A/RES/58/220)

15 September

International Day of Democracy  (A/RES/62/7)

16 September

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer  (A/RES/49/114)

21 September

International Day of Peace  (A/RES/36/67)  (A/RES/55/282)
World Alzheimer's Day

22 September

World Rhino Day

25 September (last week of September)

World Maritime Day [IMO] (IMCO/C XXXVIII/21)

26 September

International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons  (A/RES/68/32)

27 September

World Tourism Day


1 October

International Day of Older Persons  (A/RES/45/106)

2 October

International Day of Non-Violence  (A/RES/61/271)

4 October

World Animals’ Day

5 October

World Teachers’ Day  [UNESCO]  (UNESCOPRESSE, vol.4, no.17, p.9)

5 October (first Monday in October)

World Habitat Day  (A/RES/40/202 A)

9 October

World Post Day  (UPU/Tokyo Congress 1969/Res.C.11)

10 October

World Mental Health Day [WHO]

11 October

International Day of the Girl Child  (A/RES/66/170)

13 October

International Day for Disaster Reduction  (A/RES/44/236)  (A/RES/64/200)

15 October

International Day of Rural Women  (A/RES/62/136)

16 October

World Food Day  [FAO]  (A/RES/35/70)

17 October

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty  (A/RES/47/196)

20 October

World Statistics Day (A/RES/69/282, draft A/69/L.72)

24 October

United Nations Day  (A/RES/168 (II)  (A/RES/2782 (XXVI))

24 October

World Development Information Day  (A/RES/3038 (XXVII))

27 October

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage  [UNESCO]

31 October

World Cities Day  (A/RES/68/238)


2 November

International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists  (A/RES/68/163)

6 November

International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict  (A/RES/56/4)

10 November

World Science Day for Peace and Development

14 November

World Diabetes Day  (A/RES/61/225)

15 November (third Sunday in November)

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims  (A/RES/60/5)

16 November

International Day for Tolerance  (Resolution 5.61 of the 28th session of the UNESCO General Conference)  (A/RES/51/95)

19 November

World Toilet Day  (A/67/L.75)  (draft)

19 November (third Thursday in November)

World Philosophy Day

20 November

Africa Industrialization Day  (A/RES/44/237)

20 November

Universal Children’s Day

21 November

World Television Day  (A/RES/51/205)

25 November

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women  (A/RES/54/134)

29 November

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People  (A/RES/32/40B)


1 December

World AIDS Day

2 December

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

3 December

International Day of Persons with Disabilities  (A/RES/47/3)

5 December

International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development  (A/RES/40/212)

5 December

World Soil Day  [FAO]  (A/RES/68/232)

7 December

International Civil Aviation Day  [ICAO]  (A/RES/51/33)

9 December

International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime (A/RES/69/323

9 December

International Anti-Corruption Day  (A/RES/58/4)

10 December

Human Rights Day  (A/RES/423 (V))

11 December

International Mountain Day  (A/RES/57/245)

18 December

International Migrants Day  (A/RES/55/93)

20 December

International Human Solidarity Day  (A/RES/60/209)


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