Conference Programme

Conference Programme

The Annual International Multi-Disciplinary Conference
 
On campus & Online
 
Programme
 
 14-15 September 2021

N.B. The Conference Executive Committee reserves the right to change the programme 


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Date

Tuesday 14 September 2021

Venue

University of Malta Junior College

08:10 - 08:45


Registration

Plenary Session 1

Venue Hall A

08:45-09:00

 

 

 

09:00-09:45 

 

 

Welcome speech by Paul Xuereb, Junior College Principal

Official Opening of Conference by Hon. Dr Justyne Caruana, Minister for Education

 

Keynote speaker 1:  Chief Justice Emeritus Dr Vincent De Gaetano

Title:  The Right to Good Administration and the Rule of Law

Chair: David Aloisio

 09:45-10:00

 Question Time

 

10:00-10:20

Coffee break

Cafeteria & Dining Area

Plenary Session 2

Venue Hall A

 

10:30-11:15

 

Keynote speaker 2: Professor Tiziana Andina - online

Title: Why Transgenerationality Matters

Chair: Niki Young

 

11:15-11:30

 Question Time

 

  Parallel Session 1 Parallel Session 2
Venue Hall A Hall B

Chairperson

Josephine Mallia

 Christine Borg Farrugia

11:35 – 12:05

Paul Xuereb

An exploration of decision making during time of crisis – a case study approach from a further education institution

Phyllisienne Gauci, Bradley Vella

Migrants learning Maltese: A study with adult learners following the 'I Belong' programme

12:05 – 12:35

Bernadine Satariano, Therese Bajada

The emergent inequities and inequalities resulting from the lockdown and social distancing measures taken to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic within a Maltese scenario. Who, Where and Why?

Mario Pace, Nicole Borg

Needs and Motivations of Adults Learning Foreign Languages. The Maltese Perspective.

12:35 – 13:05

Suzanne Gatt, Sharon Rolè

Students’ voice as a source of reflection and growth in the teaching and learning setting at the College – lessons learnt after several months in pandemic circumstances

Rose Marie Callus

Relativisation strategies of Maltese Advanced learners of Italian

 

13:10 – 13:50

 

Refreshments

 

Cafeteria & Dining Area

  Parallel Session 3 Parallel Session 4

 Venue

 Hall A

 Hall B

 Chairperson

 Christina Zarb

Patricia Vella Briffa

14:00-14:30

Michael Buhagiar - online

Doing insider research: Warts and all

 

Leanne Ellul - online

Abjad poeżija: xi sfumaturi bojod fil-poeżija Maltija

 

14:30-15:00

Alexander Farrugia - online

Why do we study polynomials? A surprising application of polynomial factorization

Clare Udras Ellis - online

'Bright Vanishings': Lived Time in the Poetry of Robert Hass

 

15:00-15:30

Nadia Portelli

An understanding of pain tolerance in ultra trail running 


Prachi Priyanka - online

Locating Western Influences on the Art of Colonial India

 

15:30-16:00

Liliana Maric

Lecturers’ perspective of inclusive education at further and higher education

Mary Grace Vella - online

The human body in sculpture: from glorified idealism, stark realism to pathological nihilism

16:00-16:30

 

Elmnaz Shabali - online

Cinematic spaces in lesbian cinema: Carol and Portrait of the Lady on Fire

Date

 Wednesday 15 September 2021

Plenary Session 3

Venue

 Hall A

08:45-09:00

 

09:00-09:45

Registration

 

Keynote speaker 3:  Professor Carmen Sammut

Title:  The ‘Gender Balance Reform’ for the Maltese Parliament: A historical sociological justification from a feminist perspective.

Chair: Angele Deguara

 09:45-10:00

 Question Time

 

 10:00 – 10:20

 Coffee break

 Cafeteria & Dining Area

Plenary Session 4

Venue

 Hall A

10:30-11:15

 

Keynote speaker 4: Professor Patrick J. Schembri

Title:  Alien and other marine newcomers – the ongoing invasion and more to come!

Chair: Godwin Degabriele

11:15-11:30

 Question Time

 

  Parallel Session 5 Parallel Session 6

 Venue

 Hall A

  Hall B

 

Chairperson

 

Svetlana Schembri Wismayer 

 

Olivia Galea Seychell

11:35 – 12:05

Joseph Spiteri, Glorianne Borg Axisa - online

Factors influencing the students' subject choice in Year 8 within the Maltese education system

Angele Deguara

Secret no more: The ‘coming out’ experiences of LGBT Catholics

12:05 – 12:35

George Cremona - online

Traditional textbooks and their multimodal nature. From misconceptions to pedagogical suggestions

Mireille Vila

The role of gender differences in the psychological intervention with heterosexual couples

12:35 – 13:05

Randolph Peresso

Defining pedagogy

 

Sylvana Brannon

Parental alienation as a breach of human rights

 

 

13:10 – 13:50

 

Refreshments 

Cafeteria & Dining Area

Plenary Session 5

Venue

 Hall A

14:00-14:45 


Keynote speaker 5:  Rev Dr Joseph Borg

Title:  Malta’s mediascape: an analysis and a proposed blueprint

Chair: Michael Grech

14:45-15:00

 Question Time

 

Parallel Session 7 Parallel Session 8

 Venue

 Hall A

Hall B

 

Chairperson

 

 Jurgen Gatt

 Karen Buttigieg 

15:05-15:35

Matthew Caruana

Malta's cultural diplomacy

Mario Fenech Caruana

Exploring, Exploiting and Nurturing the Strong Link between Green Chemistry Education (GCE) and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

15:35-16:05

Kurstin Gatt - online

Waging war with words: how Jihadists harness the political power of words in psychological warfare 

Dorita Galea

The Genomics Revolution

 

16:05-16:35

Katja Zahra Camilleri

Celebrating the local historian: Kollezzjoni Programmi tal-Festa at the Junior College Library

Lakshmi Surya Kumari Meesaraganda

Systematic analysis of vulnerable zones under extreme climatic Induced Hazards for natural resource conservation using GIS and Remote Sensing

16:35-17:05

Cinderella Sequiera - online

A study of the fundamental concepts and ideas in Friedrich Nietzsche's philosophy

Karen Mamo

"Young, wild and free": adolescent and emerging adult's transitional journey through self, society, and substance use 

 N.B. The Conference Executive Committee reserves the right to change the programme


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