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Inclusive Education

News of the Research Unit

Hand: ET - Empowering Teachers Across Europe to Deal with Social, Emotional and Diversity Related Career Challenges

The fourth international project meeting took place in Sundsvall (SWE) from May 17th-19th, 2022. The main topics were the implementation of the HAND: ET-programme, starting in autumn 2022 in five European countries, and the associated evaluation study. The HAND: ET manual was presented, which forms the basis for six training days in the coming school year that the HAND: ET-trainers will spend together with the teachers of the participating primary schools. The questionnaires that will be used for the evaluation were discussed and adapted and the exact procedure for checking the translations of the questionnaires into the different national languages was determined in order to ensure the greatest possible comparability for the results from the individual participating countries.

School acquisition was also an important topic in the project meeting. In Austria, interested primary schools from Styria, Upper Austria and Carinthia have the possibility to secure one of the last free places in the project by sending an email to valerie.fredericks(at)uni-graz.at until June 12th, 2022. For more information on the project click here.


TEPE Conference 2022 in Graz

The international TEPE conference took place from 11th to 13th of April 2022 at the University of Graz and has dealt with the topic of "Enhancing the value of teacher education research: Implications for policy and practice".

Our unit was represented with a symposium and poster on the project HAND:ET and a presentation on the projects Regio-Diff and RegiNaDiff.


Project Lubo-LRS

We are looking for primary schools that want to support children with dyslexia.
You can find the flyer with registration information here.


How are students doing during the COVID-19 pandemic?

As a member in the international network for research in health and health literacy in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic (covid-hl.eu) a  team of the department started a survey in summer term 2021 in order to find out how students in Austria are coping with the challenges of the pandemic and how they are doing.

An article dealing with this topic can be found on the landing page of the University of Graz: https://news.uni-graz.at/de/detail/article/ausgesperrt/


Podcast fans listen up!

The project "Hand: Empowering Teachers" was presented by Barbara Gasteiger-Klicpera and Lisa Paleczek in the podcast of the University of Graz called "Hör-Saal -15 Minuten Forschung" and is publicly avalaible since Nov. 18th, 2021.

You can find episode #31 called "What training do teachers need?" on the following channels:



Apple Podcasts

Google Podcasts



Hand:ET Newsletter No. 1 is now avalaible!

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

HAND:ET Newsletter No. 1 brings you overview and updates on the project news and activities: our web page and social media (re)launch, learning activities focusing on the social, emotional and intercultural education and norm critical pedagogy as well as raising awareness on the topic through the workshop on the importance of social competencies for emotional well-being. Finally, we want to introduce to you the knowledge base acquired on the topic of SEI competencies in the initial Hand in Hand project and show you how the understanding the need for social and emotional competencies and diversity awareness (SEDA) in schools evolved from the initial project.

To learn more, we kindly invite you to take a look at the newsletter here.


Our Research Unit in the Social Media

From now on you can find news and exciting reports of our research unit also on facebook and Instagram.


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