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Adrian Opre, Oana Benga, Ramona Buzgar, Daniela Dumulescu

Universitatea "Babeș-Bolyai", Cluj-Napoca

The workshop we propose is for educational psychologists / school counselors, educators and psycho-pedagogues. In fact, it is addressed to professionals who carry out psychological and/ or psycho-educational and vocational counseling activities for children and adolescents. This practical-formative sequence will be very useful to all persons that are in different stages of their professional development in the field of preventive-curative educational and psychological interventions (students, recent graduates, practising psychologists / pedagogues / psycho-pedagogues concerned with the well-being of children and teenagers).

The training session will be structured as follows:

1. Operationalization of non-cognitive abilities

2. Concrete modalities of differentiation between cognitive and non-cognitive abilities

3. Practical strategies for training and developing non-cognitive skills (SELF KIT programs, DASECA Tool kit)

Marta Kowalczuk-Walędziak

University of Bialystok, Poland

Her main research interests include the policy and practice of teacher education and development, practitioner research and research utilization. She is a member of the Administrative Council of the Association for Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE). She serves on the editorial board of the Eastern European Journal of Transnational Relations, and is an associate editor of the Polish Journal of Educational Studies. In 2016, she was awarded a Scholarship for Outstanding Young Scientists from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education in Poland (2016–2019). In 2019, she was a short-term visiting professor at the Department of Human and Social Sciences at the University of Bergamo, Italy. The results of her recent studies have been published in distinguished journals such as Educational Research and Teaching Education.

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Simona BACIU


Simona Baciu is a trailblazer in education, the founder and president of Transylvania College.

An audacious believer in the role of emotions in education, she developed a framework and co-authored, with Susan Shapiro, "The Teacher Within: A Mindful Journey Toward Well-Being For Teachers In The 21St Century" an instrumental book for teaching with kindness and care.

She has briefed Heads of State, CEOs and international decision makers in education and speaks on the impact of emotional and behavioral health, to cause viral goodness around the world. .


The Teacher Within este o lucrare elaborată în parteneriat cu Susan Shapiro, expert în educație, scriitor și consultant well- being din Statele Unite ale Americii. Prin programele educaționale bazate pe The Teacher Within, autorii își propun să creeze un sistem de încurajare și suport pentru profesorii din toată lumea prin conștientizarea statutului acestora în societate și rolul lor în modelarea de destine.

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