Manuals and materials for all school staff will be developed with the focus on social and emotional learning and diversity awareness, including relational competence and mindfulness.
Hand in Hand: Empowering Teachers - A training programme to develop social and emotional competencies and diversity awareness in teachers and other school staff, the main outcome of the HAND:ET project is available!
This programme is developed for the trainers committed to the continuous professional development of teachers and educators and it is tailored to foster the development of social and emotional competencies and diversity awareness (SEDA competencies). It targets teachers and focus is on teacher professional development, without expectation that teachers transfer the exercises directly into the classroom.
The programme features the theory sections, providing context and connecting theoretical concepts to practical exercises but it also recognizes the diverse contexts of training and empowers trainers to modify explanations based on their country's contexts. It relies on mindfulness practices, dialogue exercises, active listening exercises, exercises developing personal language, diversity-targeted exercises, group and pair work as well as individual exercises.
English version of the program is available here.
The Programme will also be available in Croatian, German, Portuguese, Slovenian and Swedish soon!
Empowering teachers’ socio-emotional competencies for diverse classroom
Teachers are working in increasingly diverse classrooms which makes their profession complex, diverse, and dynamic. This video elaborates why supporting teachers’ development of social and emotional competencies as well as their diversity awareness (SEDA) in the initial and in-service teacher education is important in order to address this challenge.
The RSA video was developed within the “HAND in HAND: Empowering teachers across Europe to deal with social, emotional and diversity related career challenges”, project funded under the Erasmus + program that brings together 11 partners from seven countries.
The project is focused on teachers and supporting development of their social and emotional competencies as well as their diversity awareness, to empower them for the complexity of everyday working life with increasingly diverse classrooms and enable them to deal flexibly with new challenges.
Empowering Teachers to Deal with Social, Emotional and Diversity Related Career Challenges
Hand in Hand: Empowering teachers (HAND:ET) project focuses on teachers by supporting their development of social and emotional competencies as well as their diversity awareness (SEDA) to empower them for the complexity of everyday working life and enable them to deal flexibly with new challenges. It puts the teachers' well-being at the centre by highlighting how developing SEDA competencies simultaneously fosters self-care for teachers, giving a central role to the voices of teachers.
Hand in Hand: Empowering Teachers Training program to develop teachers and other school staff SEDA competences was implemented in schools across five countries (Slovenia, Croatia, Sweden, Austria and Portugal).
In this video, Hand in Hand Program co-author, educator and participant in the program explain, form their perspective, what is the focus of the program.