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    Symbol Literacy Project

    Symbol Literacy Project

     

    This project was developed by Profs. Gellel, who is piloting it in different schools.  The aims of this project are to:

    • Increase children’s cultural capital and to help them develop a richer symbolic repertoire
    • Help children make meaning of traditions, wisdom and heritage
    • Develop children’s higher order thinking skills
    • Enable children to observe, read and construct metaphors
    • Nurture the moral dimension of children.

    Profs. Gellel met the class teacher and explained to her what the project involved.  Ms. Jessica Briffa conducted a number of preparation sessions with her students.  These sessions served to build the students’ curiosity and to prepare them for the main activity, which was a visit to the Mdina Cathedral Museum to find a particular painting and to discuss the themes and symbols that this painting portrays.  Through the activities held in class, the students knew what they needed to find.  In fact the visit at Mdina started with a treasure hunt for the main door of the Cathedral Museum.  Children participated actively in this.  This was followed by a hunt for the painting and an interactive role play to explain the symbolism in the picture.  Finally the students engaged in a drawing activity.  Students thoroughly enjoyed the activities and the outing.

     

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    St Ignatius College, Primary Qormi St Sebastian
    Narbona Square, Qormi, QRM 2403
    Tel: 21442851, 21488296
    Fax: 21492280
    Email: sic.qormiss.pr@gov.mt

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