||Tuesday 6 December 2022
Dr Emanuel Mizzi is the co-ordinator of the Masters in Teaching and Learning course in Business Education at the Faculty of Education. This course prepares student teachers in the pedagogy of accounting, business studies and economics.
One of the theoretical lenses employed by Dr Mizzi during his doctoral studies in Business and Economics Education (Institute of Education, University of London) was that of threshold concepts.
The notion of threshold concepts, once grasped, refers to any discipline that has a transformative effect on student learning. These concepts act like conceptual gateways or portals, opening up a new and previously inaccessible way of thinking. Academics in a number of disciplines are using the idea of threshold concepts to inform their pedagogy in ways that make sense within their own communities of practice and with their own students; threshold concepts have found an immediate appeal and are a pedagogically fertile topic that one should consider. This session will provide the opportunity to reflect upon this energising idea.
This event is being coordinated by the Professional Development Committee.