Field trials: Update from Sweden!
news and events
Field trials - Update from Sweden

HAND:ET project partner leading the implementation of the HAND:ET Program in schools in Sweden is Mid Sweden University (MIUN).

We have already provided you with the insight in the MIUN organization through the interview with the Helene Dahlström, teacher, special needs educator and a HAND:ET program trainer, in the article focused on the diversity awareness as an important component of the HAND:ET project.

HAND:ET MIUN team of trainers implementing the Program in schools consists of six trainers from various backgrounds such as teacher trainers, special needs educators and yoga instructors, working with 115 teachers, eight school leaders and other school staff members from six schools in Sweden.

The training started quickly after the summer break in August 2022 with the three full days of onsite training for teachers and school staff members, focusing more on the introducing the program and getting to know each other better, forming the group cohesion and common understandings.

One of the trainers shared their impression about this initial training:

I was surprised about how well this first two days proceeded and how well participants received the exercices. The teachers expressed how nice they felt getting the opportunity to focus on themselves for two days.

Field trials - Update from Sweden

After the initial onsite training, three digital meetings were held. At first, there was some reluctance but also curiosity how would this type of training work in the online setting.

The training for school leaders has also been implemented, as a one day onsite event at the campus at Mid Sweden university.

The pricipals really appreciate the content of the program, especially, the focus on empowering teachers, as they believe that teachers, in their daily work, find themselves in challenging and sometimes stressful situations.

Field trials - Update from Sweden

HAND:ET MIUN team of trainers is looking forward to continuing the work of implementing the HAND:ET program with teachers, other school staff and school leaders during the next semester as well.

news and events
Webinar HAND ET Empowering Educators for Contemporary Challenges Mastering socio-emotional competencies and diversity awareness (SEDA) (1)
Nov. 16, 2023

HAND:ET partners from DCM, AU and MIUN, authors of the HAND: Empowering Teachers Program elaborated how teachers can be supported in the development of socio-emotional competencies, diversity awareness, and other essential skills and competencies as well as key concepts HAND: Empowering Teachers program is based on.

Hand in Hand_Program_EN-1
Nov. 15, 2023

Hand in Hand Empowering Teachers Programme, the main outcome of the HAND:ET project is now available. Learn more!

Diversity awareness
Nov. 10, 2023

Learn more about how can diversity awareness help educators to be better prepared to face the challenges of the modern classroom and contribute to a more inclusive and harmonious society.

Empathic Listening (1)
Nov. 9, 2023

Learn more about the value of empathic listening for empowering teachers to transform their classrooms into spaces of understanding, growth, and support.

Mindfulness for better teaching
Nov. 8, 2023

Learn more about why prioritizing mindfulness is essential for teachers' well-being and effectiveness in the classroom.