Field Trials: Update from Portugal!
news and events

The Aventura Social team at the University of Lisbon is implementing the HAND: ET project in schools across Portugal.

The Portuguese HAND:ET team consists of 7 trainers and the training is implemented in schools across the country, including school groups in Portimão, Cercal do Alentejo, Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, Leiria, Aveiro and on the São Miguel island in the Azores. Overall, 13 school groups are participating, including in a total of 152 teachers, directors and other professionals. Training started in mid-September 2022 and will proceed until the end of the school year, with sessions interspersed between face-to-face and online.

Teachers have shown great interest and involvement throughout the program so far and the team plans to hold an event at the end of the program where some of the work carried out by participating teachers will be presented. The ULisbon HAND:ET team is pleasantly surprised by the involvement and motivation of the teachers who participate in the training, they shared:

I am surprised by the motivation and involvement of my groups, they are implementing activities with their students, with a view to promoting their wellbeing” Gina Tomé

Despite the discouraging professional situation in which Portuguese teachers find themselves, it is incredible how they continue to be willing and motivated to do something that improves the environment and promotes the wellbeing and mental health of teachers and students in schools.” Inês Camacho

news and events
HAND ET at the Annual Regional School Conference
March 16, 2023

Supporting teachers’ well-being and empowering them for the complex and diverse reality and challenges they are facing on the daily basis is getting more spotlight in the educational discussions.

HAND ET presented to principals and teachers from Wales and Northern Ireland
March 16, 2023

While there is a decrease in number of teachers entering the teaching profession and teachers are leaving the profession early, HAND:ET Consortium takes every opportunity to raise the awareness on the importance of supporting teachers well-being and empowering them for the social, emotional and diversity related career challenges.

IDIZ Interview
Feb. 15, 2023

Read the interview with Iris Marušić and Jelena Matić Bojić from Institute for Social Research in Zagreb (ISRZ), HAND:ET partner leading the theoretical overview of the core concepts important for supporting teacher socio-emotional competencies and/or well-being as well as the implementation of the HAND: ET program in Croatia.

Webinar HAND ET Supporting the teacher well-being Key for the prevention of teacher burnout and drop-out from the profession
Feb. 10, 2023

Supporting the teacher well-being: Key for the prevention of teacher burnout and drop-out from the profession

Jan. 30, 2023

In the fourth HAND:ET Newsletter we are sharing with you news and updates on the recent project activities. Find out more in the article!