The University of Sheffield.
On the 23rd October 2009 St. Catherine’s High School inaugurated the Malta-based post-graduate programme offered by the University of Sheffield. Indeed, after incessant co-ordination work and collaboration based on trust and confidence between the two entities, October 2009 saw this dream come true. Such affiliation to the University of Sheffield does great honour to the School.
Given the successful history of Maltese students receiving their post-graduate education at The University of Sheffield, it was a delightful prospect for this institution to initiate a programme which would involve teaching students from Malta in the comfort of their homeland. The very fact that it is based in Malta does not only allow for close-at-home accessibility so that students can dedicate time to furthering their studies after work and during weekends, without creating unnecessary burdens of having to travel abroad for study purposes, but would also enrich the educational programme through the fusion of the Sheffield and Maltese cultures and the direct experience of education in Malta. As Prof. Marsh said in her inaugural speech “this will offer an opportunity for students to become familiar with the latest research and scholarship and reflect on its significance in the light of the educational context in Malta.” The teaching programmes and the research are therefore “rooted in the local, regional, national and international context.” As a result, the programmes offered are locally relevant and engaging with educational issues and challenges pertinent to the Maltese context.
The teaching programmes offered by The University of Sheffield have consistently met the highest grades in the QAA Subject Review. The University has a long history of engagement in high quality research and values research that has an impact. It works towards influencing changes in people’s lives and work, theory and society. Prof. Marsh explained how The University of Sheffield excels in Early Childhood Education, Literacy, Higher Education and Lifelong Learning, and Educational Psychology, and has research strengths in curriculum, pedagogy, and qualitative methodologies. Prof. Marsh assured that the students embarking in these Malta-based programmes will enjoy the “same high quality learning, informed by top-quality research, that our students elsewhere receive.”
The following MA course is on offer: MA in Early Childhood Education
For further information about the course on offer, kindly contact Ms Sue Midolo from the contact form provided.
Diploma in Childcare (The Early Years).
SCHS Higher Education Tuition Centre is pleased to inform the public that as from January 2017, it will beoffering a Diploma in Childcare (Home-Grown) which is locally accredited at MQF Level 4. This course will run in the evenings/weekends and is aimed at those persons who wish to work within Child Care facilities with children aged 0-5.
The course will be spread over a 1 year timeline and will be taught by local/foreign experts in the field and will make use of a student centred approach. At the end of the course, students should have obtained:
- a clear understanding of child development;
- a clear understanding of the Maltese legal framework governing child services;
- an increased awareness of how their own upbringing, beliefs and value systems will influence the type of carer they become;
- an understanding of health and safety requirements;
- the role of play in a child’s development and how to plan and implement learning activities based on play; and,
- an understanding of how to provide support to children with special education needs, and how to create and nurture a multicultural learning space for children.
Applications for the Programmes.
For more information on the programmes and to enquire about fees and the application process. Kindly fill out the form provided.