The Symbol Literacy Project

The Mdina Cathedral and Mdina Cathedral Museum have been collaborating, since 2014, with Prof Adrian-Mario Gellel, an Associate Professor within the Faculty of Education at the University of Malta, in offering an educational experience to primary school children.

The Symbol Literacy Project aims to:

  • increase children’s cultural capital and to help them develop a richer symbolic repertoire;
  • help children make meaning of the traditions, wisdom and heritage passed on to us by previous generations;
  • develop children’s higher order thinking skills;
  • enable children to observe, read and construct metaphors.
  • nurture the moral dimension of children;
  • enable children to understand reality through an interdisciplinary mode rather than in a fragmented way.
  • equip children with the tools and skills to be creative and innovative.

For more information visit the project Facebook page:

Links to articles about the project: grips-with- heritage-in-a- fun-way.643029 istorja-ta- malta-barra- mill-klassi/

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