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MirandaNet Fellowship Profiles (MirandaNet Archive - as of March 2015)
*Karen Mugliett (EdD, M.Ed, D.E.A.M., B.Ed [Hons.]) *also lectures within the Nutrition, Family & Consumer Studies B.Ed. (Hons) programme and the Health Issues and Health Education module. For the past few years she has co-ordinated the Teaching Practice module for Home Economics student-teachers, helping to promote the maintenance of high standards in teaching, including in health and nutrition education. She teaches a variety of courses, including courses on Communication Skills for Home Economics teachers and the Use of ICT in Teaching Home Economics. Karen is has obtained a doctorate in education in ICT integration in Home Economics and the potential role of Communities of Practice in order to promote the quality of teaching and as a continuing professional development tool.
Karen’s research interests lie, amongst others, in the use of innovative pedagogies in teaching, nutrition education using different vehicles and targeting different groups, and promotion of the traditional Maltese diet and slow food. Over the years, Karen has conducted and supervised research related to eating patterns of different population groups, as well as development, implementation and evaluation of educational interventions and educational materials.
Karen has also been active in both national and international organisations. She is a member of the European Consumer Citizenship Network where she has contributed to producing guidelines for Sustainable Consumer Citizenship Education in Higher Education and PERL (Partnershhips in Education and Research for Responsible Living). She is also a member of the Board of Governors of a non-state school. Karen is a frequent guest lecturer on nutrition within different schools, community organisations and radio and TV programmes. She has a website called culinaria and wellness which can be seen at http://www.culinariaandwellness.com as is promoting various culinary skills and recipes as well as healthy lifsetyles through this virtual medium.
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