Hope’s train­ing work­shop in Cyprus

The Malta Independent on Sunday - - EDUCATION -

Denise Mizzi, a projects sup­port of­fi­cer at the Univer­sity of Malta’s Cen­tre for Re­silience and So­cio-Emo­tional Health, at­tended a one week Train the Train­ers work­shop on the Hope’s Train­ing Tool at the Ped­a­gog­i­cal In­sti­tute, Ni­cosia, Cyprus re­cently.

Hope’s project is funded by the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion un­der the Eras­mus+ pro­gramme KA2 − Co­op­er­a­tion for In­no­va­tion and the Ex­change of Good Prac­tices (Strate­gic Part­ner­ships for school ed­u­ca­tion). The project was launched in Septem­ber 2016 with 24 months du­ra­tion and is im­ple­mented in five EU coun­tries: Cyprus, Greece, Ire­land, Malta and Por­tu­gal.

The pro­gramme tar­gets pri- mary school teach­ers to em­power them through their abil­ity to in­ter­act and pos­i­tively in­flu­ence stu­dents' be­hav­iour and abil­i­ties. The newly de­vel­oped in­no­va­tive ed­u­ca­tional tool as­sists in guid­ing chil­dren on is­sues re­lated to self-knowl­edge, men­tal re­silience, hap­pi­ness and pos­i­tiv­ity.

This in­no­va­tive train­ing tool for teach­ers is based on the the­o­ret­i­cal frame­work of Pos­i­tive Psy­chol­ogy and Char­ac­ter De­vel­op­ment. On 23 Septem­ber, the third transna­tional meet­ing took place in the same venue, where all part­ners de­cided on the next stages of the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the pro­gramme. The pro­gramme will be im­ple­mented in a num­ber of Mal­tese schools in the com­ing months.

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