Panel Session TRA218
Identifying and Alliviating Stressors to Improve Wellbeing and Learning
Recognising students suffering from stressors inside traditional classrooms may be a challenging task to accomplish. However, identifying and supporting students that are overwhelmed, that deal with mental health issues or are in poverty in an online or home (schooling) environment is often even beyond the scope of the teacher’s attention.
In this session you will hear about innovative pedagogical strategies as well as tools and infrastructures that can help with recognising, assessing and relieving stress levels in both online and traditional learning environments.
Laura Jane Sharpe
See Me Scotland, UK
Laura Sharpe is the Education and Young People Manager for See Me, Scotland’s Programme to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination.
Laura has lead and developing children, young people and families’ programmes across the third sector; helping to tackle a number of equality issues and developing programmes to improve services and individuals lives.
During her time at See Me Laura has led on the strategic development of the Education and Young People Programme bringing together young volunteers and professionals, actively involving and engaging them to lead the change they hope to see in the world.
Laura utilises a comprehensive approach to work alongside citizens, partners and stakeholders and is passionate about striving towards equality, ensuring that individuals can not only access opportunities but also are empowered to create change.
Laura is an Associate Member of the Community Development Standards Council for Scotland; Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
Fundación Paraguaya, Paraguay
Katharina Hammler is the Director of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) of Fundación Paraguaya. She was born in Austria where she studied Economics, Socioeconomics, and Political Sciences before earning a Ph.D. in Global Development from Tulane University in New Orleans, USA. Her Ph.D. research focused on the evaluation of the Colombian school model Escuela Nueva. Katharina has also done independent M&E consultancy for different USAID-funded education interventions in Northeast Nigeria, and taught seminars on poverty measurement at the University of Vienna. She currently lives in Munich, Germany with her husband and her cat.