Prof. Duncan Paul Mercieca

Prof. Duncan Paul Mercieca

Prof. Duncan Paul Mercieca

 M.Ed.(Inclusive Education),M.Ed.(Philosophy of Education),Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Room 230
Humanities B (FEMA)
University of Malta
  +356 2340 3699
Duncan Mercieca is an Associate Professor at the University of Malta. He lectures Philosophy of Education in the Department of Education Studies, Faculty of Education. He studied at the University of Malta, the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom and Stirling University in Scotland.

His current interests are:
the concepts of becoming in educational contexts;
Ethical and philosophical issues in education;
issues of diversity and otherness;
issues of inclusion and disability;
critique of educational research and its 'methods';
initial teacher education.

Before joining the Faculty of Education, he had experiences teaching in Primary, Secondary, Post-Secondary and Special Education settings. He was Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Education and Head of Department of Education Studies.

Daniela, Mercieca and Duncan, P. Mercieca 2018, "Judgements on young children by early years practitioners: working with phronêsis", International Journal of Inclusive Education, .

Duncan P. Mercieca, Daniela Mercieca, Stephanie Bugeja 2018, "In Hermes’ shoes: Labelling and diagnosing children as acts of translation", Theory and Psychology, vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 542.

Attard, S., Mercieca, D. & Mercieca, D.P. 2016, "Educational psychologists’ report writing: acts of justice?", International Journal of Inclusive Education, .

Mercieca, D. & Mercieca, D.P. 2016, "‘How early is early?’ or ‘how late is late?’: Thinking through some issues in early intervention." in Philosophy and Pedagogy of Early Childhood, eds. Sandy Farquhar & E. Jayne White, pp. 25.

Mercieca, D. & Mercieca, D.P. 2016, "Working with children? Transforming tiredness into Deleuzian exhaustion", Malta Review of Educational Research, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 88.

Sunaina Attarda, Daniela Mercieca & Duncan P. Mercieca, 2016, "Ethics in school psychologists report writing: acknowledging aporia", Ethics and Education, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 55-66.

Daniela, Mercieca and Duncan, P. mercieca 2014, "Initiating a different kind of conversation between philosophy of education and educators" in Kenneth Wain: My Teaching My Philosophy. A Lifelong Engagement with Education., ed. John Baldacchino, Simone Galea, and Duncan P. Mercieca, Peter Lang, .

Mercieca, D.P. 2014, "Peace as project of dissensus. " in Lorenzo Milani's Culture of Peace. Essays on Religion, Education and Democratic Life, ed. Carmel Borg and Michael Grech, Palgrave Macmillan, UK.

Mercieca, D. & Mercieca, D.P. 2014, "Reading with love: reading of life narrative of a mother of a child with cerebral palsy.", Ethics and Education, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 264.

Mercieca, D. & Mercieca, D.P. 2014, "EPs becoming ignorant: Questioning the assumption of listening and empowerment in young children", Education and Child Psychology, vol. 31, no. 1.

Mercieca, D.P. 2013, "Engaging with student-teachers on reflective writing: reclaiming writing " in Social theory and educational research: understanding Foucault, Habermas, Derrida and Bourdieu., ed. M. Murphy, Routledge, London, pp. 200-211.

Mercieca, D. & Mercieca, D.P. 2013, "Engagement with research: Acknowledging Uncertainty in Methodology. ", International Journal of Research & Method in Education, vol. 36, no. 3, pp. 228-240.

Mercieca, D. & Mercieca, D.P. 2013, "‘How early is early?’ or ‘how late is late?’: Thinking through some issues in early intervention", Educational Philosophy and Theory, .

Mercieca, D.P. 2012, "Becoming-Teachers: Desiring students", Educational Philosophy and Theory, vol. 44, no. S 1, pp. 43-56.

Mercieca, D.P. 2012, "Initiating ‘The Methodology of Jacques Rancière’: How Does it All Start?", Studies in Philosophy and Education, vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 407.

Mercieca, D. & Mercieca, D.P. 2012, "How can the use of petit narratives create space and possibility when shorthand is used in educational psychology practice?", Educational & Child Psychology, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 67.

Mercieca, D.P. 2012, Living Otherwise: Students with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities as Agents in Educational Contexts , Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

Mercieca, D. 2011, "Making sense of intensities of disability through writing and reading - contributing to more inclusive communities", International Journal of Inclusive Education, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 5-14.

Mercieca, D.P. 2010, "'To Give' and the Social Model: to think the Impossible!" in Making sense of inclusive education: Where everyone belongs, ed. A. Azzopardi, VDM Verlag, .

Mercieca, D. & Mercieca, D.P. 2010, "Literacy with parents for children with profound and multiple disabilities.", Education and Child Psychology, vol. 26, pp. 79.

Mercieca, D. & Mercieca, D.P. 2010, "Opening Research to Intensities: Rethinking Disability Research with Deleuze and Guattari", Journal of Philosophy of Education, vol. 44, no. 1, pp. 79-92.

Mercieca, D. 2008, "Book Review: Theory of Mind and the Triad of Perspectives on Autism and Asperger Syndrome – By Olga Bogdashina", British Journal of Special Education, vol. 35, no. 1, pp. 63-64.

Mercieca, D.P. 2007, "On the borders: the arrival of irregular immigrants in Malta - some implications for education.", Ethics and Education, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 145.

  • ACA5036 - Introduction to Educational Thought
  • EDS1325 - History and Philosophy of Early Childhood Education and Care
  • EDS3214 - Philosophical Conversations on Education
  • EDS5001 - Themes in Education 1
  • EDS5004 - Research Component A: Preparing for the Dissertation
  • EDS5012 - Becoming a Responsible Citizen
  • EDS5013 - Understanding the Self and Others
  • EDS5019 - Teaching Controversial Issues in the Ethics Classroom
  • EDS5022 - Exploring Curriculum Issues in the Teaching of Ethics
  • EDU5970 - Fundamentals of Educational Research
  • EDU5971 - Applied Educational Research Methods
  • LLI5001 - Field Placement 1