About us

The Department of Technology & Entrepreneurship Education (TEE) is committed to excellence in the formation of educators in the areas of Computing, Technical Design & Technology, Business and Entrepreneurship Education and to the research of these areas within the educational sphere.

TEE includes:

  • Computing Education (including ICT and Digital Literacy)
  • Technical Design & Technology Education (including Engineering Technology, Graphical Communication, Engineering Drawing), and
  • Entrepreneurship Education and Business Education (including Accounting, Economics and Business Studies).

TEE plans to continue building on existing initiatives in collaboration with the Directorates of Education and other entities such as MITA, MCA, MCAST, MCST, MIA, Commerce Division, Malta Enterprise, MIM and private industry to promote our teaching and research interests.

What is unique to the Department of Technology & Entrepreneurship Education?

The Department of Technology & Entrepreneurship Education (TEE) is the result of a faculty refactoring process that has been going on for a number of years and that came into fruition this academic year. This department is an off shoot of the Department of Mathematics, Science & Technical Education (DMSTE) which was set up in 1991. This department focused on initial teacher training and research in pedagogy and areas closely linked to it and had 23 full time members of staff. This new department will include the subject areas of Computing Education (including ICT and Digital Literacy), Technical Design & Technology Education (including Engineering Technology, Graphical Communication, and Engineering Drawing) and Entrepreneurial Education (including Accounts and Business Studies) and will initially have five full time members of staff.

Vision

To promote the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to become technologically literate, competent, creative and enterprising 21st century citizens.

Mission

The Department of Technology & Entrepreneurship Education (TEE) within the Faculty of Education is committed to excellence in the formation of educators in the areas of Computing, Technical Design & Technology and Entrepreneurship Education and to the research of these areas within the educational sphere.  

TEE’s mission is:

  • to provide quality initial teacher education for prospective teachers of Computing, Technical Design and Technology, and Entrepreneurship
  • to support practising teachers in these three and other related curricular areas through ongoing continuous professional development initiatives
  • to strengthen the provisions in Computing, Technical Design and Technology, Entrepreneurship education in the Maltese educational system
  • to initiate and/or collaborate in outreach activities about these subjects to the general public.

Link with the Faculty Vision

Areas of knowledge:

  • computing Education (including Digital Literacy and ICT)
  • technical Design and Technology Education (including Engineering Technology, Graphical Communication, Engineering Drawing)
  • entrepreneurship Education (including Accounting and Business Studies).

How does the Department of Technology & Entrepreneurship Education function within the Faculty, University and the community?

Academic staff in this department:

  • collaborate on the development of the MTL core curriculum programme with other departments
  • design, develop and deliver units, within the area of competency of TEE, as part of programmes  run by other departments
  • develop subject-based programmes and initiatives  that can contribute to the continual professional development of in-service teachers teaching Computing, Design and Technology and Entrepreneurship
  • be involved in the development of national curricula and syllabi, their design, implementation and assessment.

https://www.um.edu.mt/educ/dtee/aboutus