Researcher-analyst Dóra SCHNELLBACH-SIKÓ of the Hungarian Institute for Educational Research and Development participated at the bi-annual meeting of the European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education in Oslo, between the 20th and 22nd May 2014.

The program involved planning the work of the Agency for the next year, initiating projects and reporting on ongoing projects. This was completed with the presentation of the Norwegian professional advisory system, with a focus on inclusive education of disabled children. The plan for the year 2014 is for each member state to present posters on their systems, so that a draft of common special needs terminology can be put together by the end of the year. During the meeting, Ms. Sikó-Schnellbach presented the concept of extended schools in the Hungarian education system, as a tool of inclusion, and learned about a Swiss innovatory diagnostic tool and related pedagogical system which has been introduced (it is currently in the pilot phase) and does not assess the child’s condition in order to draft an individual development plan for them, but rather the child’s situation.


Student Voice - Workshop for Partner Schools

The first workshop organized for the partner schools was held on 7th March 2017 at EKU- HIERD (Eszterházy Károly University Hungarian Institute for Educational Research and Development) covered the following topic: Student voice and the student-focused learning.
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Student Voice project meeting - Dublin

The second Student Voice project meeting was held in Dublin, Ireland on 18-19th January with the participation of the five partner institutions from Ireland, Scotland, Hungary, Slovenia, and The Netherlands. The purpose of the meeting was to prepare evaluation tools at national and transnational level and plan further steps of the project.
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ERASMUS+ Student Voice – The Bridge to Learning has launched

Representatives of the Hungarian Institute for Educational Research and Development (HIERD) Lucia Kákonyi, manager of the Student Voice – The Bridge to Learning project in Hungary, and Gábor Rózsa, IT expert, took part in the first project partnership meeting of the ERASMUS+ Student Voice project which took place in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
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Study visit to the USC Shoah Foundation

On the last week of November two representatives of the Hungarian Institute for Educational Research and Development (HIERD), József Kaposi (director general) and Zoltán Pompor (deputy director general) will visit the USC Shoah Foundation in Los Angeles.
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Visit of Norwegian delegation at the HIERD

The Hungarian Institute for Educational Research and Development (HIERD) had the pleasure to host seven members of the staff of the Malakoff School in Moss, Norway on the 26th of October 2016 who came to learn more about the Hungarian educational system and the local Eco-School Network.
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