Maria Brown holds a Ph.D. in the Sociology of Adult and Non-Formal Education and Community Development, a Master of Arts in Sociology and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Italian.
She lectures adult education and community-based education within the Department of Arts,Open Communities & Adult Education. Her research interests are in adult education, education, community action and community development, social equality, sociology, social policy, Europeanisation, sustainable development, methodology and research methods - with special interest in computer-assisted quantitative and qualitative data analysis (use of SPSS and NVivo).
Her experience also includes work for the European Commission, Eurydice, the Council of Europe, the European Co-operation in Science & Technology (COST) and the Ministry for Education and Employment (Malta).
She has carried out voluminous research that includes EU-funded projects and published in academic peer-reviewed publications.
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=xI8ZlAcAAAAJ&hl=en Academic profile: https://www.um.edu.mt/profile/mariabrown
Times of Malta Online Blog: https://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/author/58 Twitter: @MariaBrown1919 Facebook Profile: https://www.facebook.com/mariabrown.sociology
EU environmental policy
Regional policy maker
ACA1001 - Adult Education, Training and Development: Principles, Cultural, Social and Learning Differences and Issues
ACA1002 - Curriculum Design, Development, Evaluation and Quality Assurance
ACA1003 - Preparing for Adult Pedagogy and Assessment
ACA1004 - Research Basics and Writing Academic Research Papers
ACA1005 - Encounters with Practitioners in the Field of Adult Education, Teaching and Development
ACA1006 - Adult Education, Training and Development: Policy Engagement and Policy Analysis
ACA1007 - Adult Education within Vocational Contexts