Theoretical background

The innovation of the HAND: Empowering Teachers project lies in:

(1) the content, by bringing together and interconnecting a range of highly-relevant topics:

- social and emotional competencies including mindfulness;

- diversity awareness;

- career development;

- considering and being attentive to students´ voices.

(2) The process: ongoing support in a form of supervision and monitoring.

(3) The form: The process spanning throughout the entire school year.

(4) Participatory development: the participants are actively involved in the development of the programme and system as well as in the formation of the guidelines for policy and practice.

(5) Whole-team approach: besides teachers of the same school, principals and school counsellors are also involved.