The project partners cover the skills, expertise and competencies required in order for the project aims to be achieved at the highest possible level. The researcher responsible for the application (RWTH) was co-applicant and external project partner of “Keeping Cool: Embedding Resiliency in the Initial Teacher Education Curriculum” (2009-2012), a project focusing on teacher resilience in Australia. He furthermore has extensive experiences with self-assessment systems. The partners from Malta and Ireland are two of the leading experts in the field of teacher resilience in Europe. The partner from Portugal has conducted studies, in the context of teacher job satisfaction, stress and self-esteem, which are central variables for teacher resilience. Since the project has a strong focus on the dissemination of information and materials via an internet platform, self-directed online learning and webinars, the skills of the Czech Republic partner are vital for the success of the project. The second German project partner is a teacher training institution which complements the project team with its extensive experiences in the development of training materials and the implementation of face-to-face training. The two third country partners will add significant value to the project and bring the expertise of the Australian project with them. They furthermore (together with the group from Ireland) will provide scales for the development of the self-assessment tool. Both Australian partners have begun implementing teacher resilience in the curriculum of the teacher education programmes at their universities.
1. RWTH, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (DE)
RWTH Aachen University, established in 1870, is divided into 9 faculties. Approximately 40,000 students are enrolled in 115 courses of study (more details).
2. St. Patricks College, Dublin City University (IE)
St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra is one of the largest Colleges of Education in Ireland with approximately 2,500 taking courses in Education and Humanities at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Since 1993, the College has been a College of Dublin City University and all courses are accredited by the University. (more details).
3. Euroface Consulting s.r.o. (CZ)
Euroface Consulting is a regional consulting centre fostering links between the education and production sectors, and a training centre for promoting and managing development of information and communication technologies that support equal opportunities (more details).
4. University of Malta (MT)
The Centre for Resilience and Social and Emotional Health at the University of Malta seeks to develop and promote social and emotional health and resilience in children and young people (more details).
5. ZfsL, Zentrum für schulpraktische Lehrerausbildung Jülich (DE)
The Center for Practical Teacher Training (ZfsL) Juelich is a public teacher training institution under the government of the Ministry of School and Education of the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), Germany (more details).
6. ISPA, Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada (PT)
ISPA (Higher Institute of Applied Psychology) established in 1962, is the oldest school of Psychology in Portugal (more details).
7. Curtin University (AU)
Curtin University is the largest and most multi-cultural university in Western Australia. It has a strong commitment to international engagement with Australia’s third largest international student population (more details).
8. Murdoch University (AU)
Murdoch University is recognised as one of Australia’s leading research institutions. It has a strong commitment to its students and has achieved a 5 star rating for graduate satisfaction on 13 occasions (more details).