Postgraduate Research Seminar

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Activity Description

The Edward de Bono Institute hosted its sixth Postgraduate Research Seminar on the 23rd November 2020 as part of GEW 2020. The aim of this half-day seminar was to inform students about research opportunities and to provide a space for scholarly debate with peers and academic staff. 

The first part of the seminar, from 09.30 to 11.00, included an overview of the Master in Creativity and Innovation dissertation requirements, presentations by the Institute's academic staff on their research interests, and a presentation on the funded mobility opportunities available to students through the Erasmus+ programme.

The rest of the seminar, from 11.00 to 13.30, featured presentations by the following postgraduate students on their recently completed dissertations or ongoing research:

  • Christabel Catania, Fostering Creativity as a 21st Century Skill through STEM: A Policy Perspective
  • Rita Falzon, Tourist Guides’ Use of Creativity: Adapting to Emerging Trends
  • Jasmin Riebel, Mindfulness, Flow and Creativity: An Exploratory Study on how Mindfulness Training can Affect Creativity through the Experience of Flow
  • Desiree Marie Cassar, Exploring Creativity in Coworking Spaces
  • Samantha Pace Gasan, Social Innovation in Maltese SMEs
  • Kristina Buhagiar, A Capabilities Approach towards Innovation in Boutique Hotels in Malta 
  • Izumi Nonaka, Small Business on Small Islands: Exploring Entrepreneurial Orientation in SMEs in Malta

This seminar was held on Zoom (online) on Monday 23rd November 2020 between 09:30 and 13:30 (GMT+1), and was reserved for students and staff at the University of Malta