Thomas works as the international project manager for the Anatta Foundation in the Netherlands where he is the coordinator of this EU funded project on the promotion of Pride of Place in secondary education. He is passionate about environmental and positive psychology and seeks to combine both research fields in his work and studies. For the Anatta Foundation he delivers trainings for young people to increase people-nature connections. Thomas is also a PhD candidate at the Sapienza University of Rome in social and environmental psychology. He studies the emotion of Pride of Place and its consequences on an individual and societal level.
SAPIENZA UNIVERSITÀ DI ROMA
Full Professor Social Psychology (Faculty Medicine and Psychology). CIRPA (Centre Interuniversity Research in Environmental Psychology) director (2011-). President master degree Psychology of communication and marketing (2011-).
Coordination scientific research units in public national (Ministry of Research) or international (EC 6th and 7th FP, H2020) grants, and research projects funded by private companies. About 200 publications (in international or national journals, book’s chapters, edited or authored volumes) and over 150 contributions in congresses.
Consultant work and organizational psychology (selection, assessment, development, organizational behaviours, communication, etc.); environmental and architectural psychology (residences, healthcare, offices, nature, etc.).
Co-organizer 20th international conference of IAPS (Roma, 2008) and STEP3 summer school (Sardinia, 2015).
Experience of over 20 years in the management of a public school with about 2500 students, 350 of which are students of professional courses. It also has a serious commitment to adult education and training, ensuring conditions for the school to be a driving force for training and lifelong learning in the Porto metropolitan area. In order to improve the academic and professional performance of the students, the Agrupamento de Escolas n.º 1 de Gondomar has been internationalizing its action, namely through participation in several projects under the Erasmus+ framework. PhD since 2015, has special interest in the area of supervision and regulation of learning.
Teresa Cameira has been a teacher of English in AEG1 for about 25 years. She has a deep knowledge of the school cluster and of the community it serves as she has been engaged in different intermediate leadership structures throughout these years, namely member of the school’s executive board, head of department, project coordinator, etc. She takes great interest in the topic as she believes young generations should be guided into establishing emotional bonds with their local culture, artefacts and values instead of underrating their cultural legacy, which is the common trend. PoP provides the opportunity to do so and to implement new and innovative methodologies that place the learner at the centre of his learning process, creating long lasting learning processes.
Sebastian is a school educator. He works at several schools in the Netherlands where he teaches discussion skill and personal leadership. His personal interest is in fostering personal growth through understanding the relationship between nature, culture and identity. For the United World College he teaches at international secondary schools about the relations people maintain with their places.
Teaching Institute of Cortemilia – Saliceto
Italian Literature, History and Geography Teacher at IC Cortemilia-Saliceto’s Scuola Secondaria di I grado, often involved, in the last years, in several technology and innovation projects. Interested in Piedmont’s local history and traditions, she has developed with students cultural inheritance projects about the Valle Bormida area.
She is involved in PoP project in order to coordinate, for the organization, the staff participation to the activities and to experiment efficient teaching practices in order to improve the sense of belonging to a place to be proud of.
Máire Ní Scannláin
Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne
Máire Ní Scannláin is a native Irish speaker. She has worked with Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne, first as an Irish language tutor to adults and more recently as director. She works closely with our schools through our various schemes – Language Assistants, and various residencies – artists, dancers, singers, writers. She cooperates with our Museum Curator in the promotion of our rich local archaeological heritage. All projects Máire works on involve the promotion of pride of place – of who we are as minority language speakers and how best we can maintain our linguistic heritage.
Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne
Orlaith Ruiséal has been working with Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne for over a decade. She is the director of a family support scheme called Tús Maith. This is a scheme that supports families in their endeavour to raise their children with the Irish language and for those who are making an effort with the language. Tús Maith focuses on various initiatives –from home visits for those who need more support in the use of Irish in the home to organising playgroups for the very young – cooking classes, drama, music, art, storytelling, singing etc. Much of Tús Maith activities are intrinsically connected with the local cultural e.g. a trip to the Blasket Island where we learn about our ancestors and the wonderful poets and writers from the island to a trip to Com a’Lochaigh – a sacred and special place where children learn of the old traditions, cut their first turf and discuss place names and their meaning and the history and lore associated with those place names. A lot of what we do links into the philosophy of Pride of Place.
Lone Beiter O’Reilly
Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne
As a professional artist and art teacher, Lone is involved in the planning of art programmes and delivers art workshops in schools and to other community groups for Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne. Having settled on the Dingle Peninsula from her native Denmark, Lone has a strong interest in how people connect with their area and community. A lot of her work, both as an artist and as a teacher, is based on inspiring awareness of local features of interest.
Mr. Eren is an academic staff at Akdeniz University. His PhD and studying topic is tourism education. He has been working in different universities for thirteen years. Ramazan EREN is an experienced researcher and experienced person in EU, other international and national funded projects. He has been take part in curriculum development phases in universities and other projects. Pride of Place project is a good opportunity to promote use tourism in rural areas in a sustainable way, this is the main idea of his partnership in this project.