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Prof. Carmel Borg
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Prof. Carmel Borg

Prof. Carmel Borg


Associate Professor
Arts, Open Communities, and Adult Education
Faculty of Education
Room 232
Old Humanities Building (OH)
University of Malta
contact+356 2340 2935

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Carmel Borg is Associate Professor in the Department of Education Studies, at the Faculty of Education, University of Malta. He is a former Head of Department and ex-Dean of the Faculty of Education. He lectures in: sociology of education, curriculum theory, development and design; critical pedagogy; adult education for community development; and parental involvement in education. He is the author, co-author and editor of a number of books, papers in academic journals and chapters in books that foreground the relationship between education, democracy and social justice. For the past two decades he has interpreted key critical pedagogy issues for the Maltese public, using both the traditional as well as the new media. For six years, Prof. Borg acted as external expert for the European Commission’s education agency, advising on matters that range from compulsory education to adult, continuing and higher education. He is currently partner and coordinator of a number of European projects and research consortia, in areas that range from intercultural dialogue within bureaucratic contexts to lifelong learning universities. Prof Borg is also involved in a number of community-based projects focusing on critical literacy and active citizenship. He sits on a number of editorial boards and is founding editor of the Journal of Maltese Education Research (JMER), now the Malta Review of Education Research (MRER).

Research Interests & Publications

Research Interests

  • Critical Pedagogy
  • Adult Education
  • Sociology of Education
  • Higher Education
  • Inclusion and Diversity
  • Critical Citizenship
  • Popular and Community Education


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