Dr Jane Spiteri

Dr Jane Spiteri

Dr Jane Spiteri

  B.Ed. (Hons)(Melit.),EMI (Ca' Foscari),Pg.D.(Radboud),Ph.D.(Edin.)

Lecturer

Room 204
Binja Cassar Pullicino
University of Malta
Msida
  +356 2340 2090
Dr Jane Spiteri is a lecturer in early childhood and primary education and the school experience coordinator for the BA ECEC at the University of Malta. Spiteri’s academic teaching focuses on early childhood education for sustainability (ECEfS), climate change education, outdoor learning, in addition to gifted and talented education. She is particularly interested in teacher education and the developmental of worldviews around environmental sustainability and climate change in the early years.

Before becoming a lecturer, Spiteri has worked in education for over 20 years. Spiteri read for her BEduc (Hons) at the University of Malta; a Master degree at Ca’ Foscari University, Italy; a PhD in early childhood education for sustainability at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland; and, a postgraduate diploma in gifted and talented education at Radboud University, Netherlands.

Spiteri’s research applies mixed methods, qualitative and quantitative approaches, to the study of ECEfS and teacher practices. In 2020, she has been awarded the OMEP New Scholar Award in 2020 in recognition for her work in ECEfS. Her scholarly outputs include several peer-reviewed articles published in Q1 and Q2 ranked journals, and a monograph. Spiteri has presented her research at several national and international conferences.
  • early childhood education for sustainability
  • environmental education
  • outdoor education
  • education for sustainable development
  • early childhood studies
  • gifted and talented education
  • EDS5024 - Research component: Applying Research Methods in Education
  • EPE1010 - Pedagogies of Early Childhood Education
  • EPE2018 - Tapping on Funds of Knowledge
  • LLI5001 - Field Placement 1
  • LLI5002 - Field Placement 2
  • LLI5010 - Practicum for School-based Mentoring
  • MSE2101 - Children’s Understanding of the World through Environmental Education
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