Prof. Suzanne Gatt

Prof. Suzanne Gatt

Prof. Suzanne Gatt

 B.Ed.(Hons)(Melit.),M.A.(Lond.),Ph.D.(Melit.)

Associate Professor

Room 221
Old Humanities Building (OH)
University of Malta
Msida
  +356 2340 2926
Prof. Suzanne Gatt is a teacher trainer in Primary Science and Primary Environmental Education at the Faculty of Education, University of Malta.

Prof. Gatt is a science educator and has conducted research and published on various aspect of education, including: children’s ideas on plants and animals, constructivism, education reform at European level, career guidance, employment, and gender mainstreaming among other areas. She has also been working closely with the Malta Qualifications Council.

Prof. Gatt has a variety of research interests related to education. One of her research interests these past years have been European integration and reform in education. She has contributed to the Bologna Process as a contributor to the national Report of 2005, developing the Diploma Supplement at the University of Malta, and academic research for the Bologna Experts Groups in Malta and publishing in Journals.

She has also been working closely with the Malta Qualifications Council, drafting policy documents with respect to the Malta Qualifications Framework, VET qualifications, Quality Assurance and the Validation of informal and nonformal learning. She has also reviewed the Referencing document published by the Malta Qualifications Council in Malta. Prof. Gatt recently been engaged in the Leonardo project INLearning with the Malta Qualifications Council which involved the development of a methodology for drawing up occupational standards in sector skills and the development and piloting of the new tool Lifepass for the validation of informal and nonformal learning in ten different countries.

Prof. Gatt was one of the main researchers in the FP6 Integrated Project INCLUD-ED on social inclusion in education and where she was workpackage leader of the research focusing on community involvement in schools.
  • Primary Science Education
  • European Integration in Education - Bologna and Copenhagen Process
  • Community Involvement in education
  • Sciennce Communication
__Publications
  • EDS1328 - Early Years Education Research: Introduction to Analytic Reading and Critical Review of the Literature
  • EDU5903 - Current Trends in Research in Science Education
  • EPE2004 - Young Children inquiring about the World
  • EPE5005 - Children Doing and Learning Science
  • EPE5009 - Supporting Primary Teachers for Inquiry-Based Learning in Science
  • LLI5009 - Subject-based Pedagogy and Methodology
  • LLI5010 - Practicum for School-based Mentoring
  • PSY5632 - Educational Systems Change: School, Classroom and Curricular Organisation
Current EU funded Projects

Step4SEAs - ERASMUS+ KA3 (2016 - 19)
Social Transformation through Educational Policies based on Successful Educational Actions
Project No. 580432-EPP-1-2016-1-ES-EPPKA3-IPI-SOC-IN

STEP4SEAS Project promotes the development of educative policies that foster the inclusion
of disadvantaged learners based on Successful Educational Actions (SEAS) implemented through
collaborative work from schools, universities and governments. STEP4SEAS Project works at
two levels: promoting SEAS implementation in schools and their communities; and with
governments and universities to develop policies. The project aims create a sustainable
network of schools, universities, and governments that committed with the inclusion of the
disadvantage learners, develop policies and implement proven practices.

Partners from Malta: Prof. Gatt and Dr. Tania Muscat from the University of Malta, the
Catholic Diocese with three Church schools.
https://www.step4seas.org/



Project TEST (ERASMUS+ KA2) (2015-18)
Project No.2015-1-IT02-KA201-015237

Teaching Experimentation in Science and Technology (TEST) integrates different knowledge and
skillS achieve innovative teacher training programs which are implemented through
unconventional and creative methods, involving academics, professors from academic
institutions, expert teachers from all types of schools and educational advisors.
The aim is to develop science education research and enhance inquiry methodology
implementation with particular attention to the planning and application of new
technologies.
Activities included: training of teachers to support other teachers in the implementation of
inquiry-based learning in science, training for teachers, and a teachers' manual on inquiry
in science.
https://icfibonacci.gov.it/erasmus/





Coordinator of the FP7 project Pri-Sci-Net (www.prisci.net)
(2011-2014)
PRI-SCI-NET is an EU funded FP7 Supporting and coordinating action on innovative methods in
science education. The project was coordinated by the Malta Council for Science and
Technology (MCST) with 17 partners from 14 countries. The project promoted Inquiry-based
learning among primary teachers teaching science to young children 3-11 years old. Project
outputs include: 45 IBSE in 15 different languages;; International conferences in Cyprus
and Malta; Training on IBSE in 13 partner countries; three international teacher-
training courses; and journal on IBSE;
https://priscinetwork.wordpress.com/

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