25/11/2024 – 29/11/2024 Valletta (Malta)

Are you interested in participating in this course this school year 2024-2025? Please make a pre-registration so we can keep you informed about this course.

Final Registration

25/11/2024 – 29/11/2024 Valletta (Malta)

Would you like to confirm your participation for this course in the schoolyear 2024-2025? Secure your place and make a final registration.

Dates can be subject to change and are only final after official confirmation by the course provider.
  • Hosting organisation

The local partner organizes these international courses in cooperation with Eekhout Academy.

The hosting partner organisation is the Mikiel Anton Vassalli College, The National College for Visual and Performing Arts Education.


Triq L-Ewropa

Victoria  VCT2731

Gozo (Malta)

OID: E10055863

  • What

Art as a vehicle for inclusion and learning

This course is organized in cooperation with the Malta School of Arts, situated in Valletta. In the course, we will make a “journey” through the paths of creativity and practical tasks. We also will have some input on artistic and inclusive approaches, and will attend practical work shops. Above all, we’ll explore how we can use the creative process and art as a mean of learning and inclusion, revealing countless situations and evidence.

We dare to say that “all schools should be art schools…”, not in the sense that all schools will prepare artists, but in the sense that the methods used in art schools lead us to a constant search and questioning that enriches and makes us passionate about discovering knowledge. It involves the teacher and the students actively in the learning process.

On the other hand, artistic production also leads us to accept different points of view. Thus, using art and the creative process can be seen, as a strong way of acceptance and affirmation of the individual who often finds his “voice” only in art…! In a situation of exclusion, arts and creative processes have their utmost importance.

The teacher’s role is guided by a proactive approach in each moment of the students’ lives, leading them to become agents of change in a society that is in constant transformation. Arts will help to stimulate the curiosity and sense of cultural belonging. And the creative process will certainly enhance the individual’s discovery, contributing to an emotional balance of the student.

When schools are open to the diversity of the community, its evolutions and allow the sharing of knowledge in a constant learning process, they will encourage true inclusion and citizenship. This can contribute to the acceptance of diversity.

Final registration

Secure your place and make a final registration HERE.


25/11/2024 – 29/11/2024 (Valletta)
If this date doesn’t suit you we can organise an additional session for your school/organisation if there are at least 12 participants.

Target group

Target group for this course are teachers, trainers, educational counsellors, career counsellors, school psychologists, headmasters, school management and administrative staff working in either primary schools, secondary schools, VET schools, training centers, adult education, higher education, kindergarten and NGO’s.
Please be aware that the course may include teachers from different school levels.


The course is organized in English


Monday 25 Nov 

9:00 – 10:30 Introductions, the programme and icebreaking and short introduction to the Maltese Islands

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30 Setting the Scene: keynote speaker (inclusion Policy in Malta and how the arts are used for inclusion)

12:30 – 14.00 Lunch break

14.00 – 16.30 Index for inclusion followed + workshops with break 15.15-15.30

Tuesday 26 Nov 

9.00 – 10.30 Practical examples of the use of arts in an inclusive context: session 1 (Luisa Bexo)

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 – 12:30 Continuation of session 1

12:30 – 14.00 Lunch break

14.00 – 15.15 Practical examples of the use of arts in an inclusive context: session 2A: (Luisa Brexo)

15.15 – 15.30 Break

15.30 – 16.30 Art based Therapeutic Group Session – Umberto Buttigieg

Wednesday 27 Nov 

9.00 – 10.30 Practical examples of the use of arts in an inclusive context: session 2A: (Luisa Brexo)

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 – 12:00 Presentation by Rosetta Debattista on Music and Inclusion

12:00 – 12:30 Preparation for the School visits

12:30 – 14.00 Lunch Break

14.00 – 17.00 Site visits:

(1) Malta Trust Foundation – Villabianca

(2) Malta School of Music (Mikiel Anton Vassalli College)

Thursday 28 Nov 

9.00 – 10.30 Practical examples of the use of arts in an inclusive context: session 3: (Luisa Brexo)

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 – 12:30 Continuation of session 3

12:30 – 14.00 Lunch Break

14.00 – 14.30 Explanation of the ‘Masterpiece’

14.30   Valletta Cultural Visit (Glorian S. Micallef-Grimaud)

Friday 29 Nov

9.00 – 10.30 How drama and dance may be used for Inclusion

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 – 12:30 Working on the ‘Masterpiece’

12:30 – 14.00 Lunch Break

14.00 – 16.00 Presentations of the Masterpieces

16.00 – 16.30 Certificates, evaluation and farewell

  • Understanding the role of art in learning.
  • Exploring diverse artistic approaches.
  • Developing inclusive teaching strategies.
  • Fostering creativity and critical thinking.
  • Promoting cultural understanding and empathy.
  • Enhancing self-expression and communication skills.
  • Cultivating collaborative and cooperative skills.
  • Nurturing emotional well-being and resilience.
  • Reflecting on personal growth and transformation.
  • Applying art for social change.
  • Practicalities


The course is being organized at the MAVC Malta School of Art, Valletta


  • School and study visits are part of the programme, as well as the informal moments, lunches and breaks. During those moments a lot of interaction, exchange and learning happens.
  • We offer a cost structure that includes all formal and informal learning activities and opportunities.
  • For a detailed explanation, have a look at our ‘Cost Structure‘.


  • You can request an Erasmus Plus grant from your national agency which will cover almost all costs of this course.
  • We can guide you through the process of funding and application. To do so, you need the make a pre-registration.
  • After pre-registration, we’ll contact you by mail and provide the application help.



Taking a Malta Airport Taxi from Malta International Airport (MLA) is the quickest and most direct transfer option. There is a set rate fee of 15€ for the journey from Malta Airport to Valletta and, depending on traffic, it shouldn’t take you more than 16 minutes to reach the city centre.


If you’re travelling alone or on a budget, taking the X4 bus from Malta International Airport (MLA) to Valletta could be a great transfer option for you. Tickets cost just 2€ one-way and the journey takes 20 minutes to reach the city centre.

The Malta Airport Bus Terminus can be found directly outside of the arrivals terminal. The X4 bus is always white and lime green or white and sky blue.

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