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Prof. Raphael Vella
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Prof. Raphael Vella


Associate Professor
Arts, Open Communities, and Adult Education
Faculty of Education
Room 321
Old Humanities Building (OH)
University of Malta
contact+356 2340 2954

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Research Interests & Publications

Selected Publications

Vella, R. 2016, "Becoming the Middle Sea: Portraits of the Mediterranean in Art Education", International Journal of Education through Art, vol. Forthcoming.

Vella, R. 2015, "(Re)portraying art and learning in the Mediterranean", Diálogos com a Arte: revista de arte, cultura e educação, vol. 4, pp. 8-16.

Vella, R. 2014, "An apprenticeship in resistance: Art, education and book burning" in My teaching, my philosophy: Kenneth Wain and the lifelong engagement with education, eds. J. Baldacchino, S. Galea & D. Mercieca, Peter Lang, New York, pp. 200-214.

Vella, R. 2014, "Avoiding 'a kind of physics': Arts-based educational research", Malta Review of Educational Research, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 294-311.

Vella, R. 2013, "Errant identities in contemporary art education" in Images & Identity: Educating Citizenship through Visual Arts, eds. C.P. Buschkuhle & R. Mason, Intellect, Bristol, UK and Chicago, US., pp. 63-79.

Vella, R. 2013, "Translating the 'Mediterraneans': Art, education and understanding 'between the lands'" in Mediterranean Art and Education: Navigating local, regional and global imaginaries through the lens of the arts and learning, eds. J. Baldacchino & R. Vella, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, pp. 81-95.

Vella, R. & Mason, R. 2013, "Lessons about identity from contemporary art", International Journal of Education through Art, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 235-252.

Vella, R. & Borg, C. (eds) 2012, Shooting Society: Documenting Contemporary Life in Malta, Midsea Publications, Malta.

Vella, R. 2008, "Farewell to Sacredness: Catholicism in Maltese Contemporary Art" in Cross-Currents: Critical Essays on Art and Culture in Malta, ed. R. Vella, Allied Publications, Malta, pp. 130-177.

Vella, R. 2008, "Transforming the Past in the Present: Cultural Heritage in Art Education", The 32nd InSEA World Congress 2008 in Osaka, Japan: World Congress and Research Conference ProceedingsInSEAJapan, , 7 August, 2008, InSEA World Congress, Osaka, Japan,.


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