The School of Education has a long-running relationship with Malta, and many post graduate students have studied with us over the past twenty years. In 2009 we established our Malta based programme, which gives postgraduate students the opportunity to study in their own local context. The School of Education has a strong track record in teaching Masters students and the supervision of research degrees. In the recent national Research Excellence Framework exercise the School was ranked top for research impact. We hold the highest possible ranking for teaching quality from the UK national body the QAA.
Our MA in Early Childhood Education includes weekend study schools where students work with the academic team from Sheffield on a mixed-mode programme of lectures, seminars and workshops. Specialised library services exist for distance learning students including a wide range of electronic journals, books and databases.
Publications featuring a collection of research essays focusing on various aspects of early childhood education in Malta produced by students of the School of Education and published by the University of Sheffield are available for you to download:
Researching Early Childhood Education: Voices from Malta, (ed. Peter Clough, Cathy Nutbrown and Jools Page) is a useful resource to gain an understanding of the cultural, social and educational underpinnings that contribute to early childhood education and care in Malta.
Two subsequent publications written by our MA and PhD graduates. Studies in Education: Perspectives from Malta (ed Sabine Little with Peter Clough and Cathy Nutbrown) feature the work of MA graduates who have focused on a range of educational topics with a particular interest in policy and practice in Malta and Informing Educational Change: Research Voices from Malta (ed David Hyatt with Peter Clough and Cathy Nutbrown).