Our colleague László HARTAI represented the HIERD at the final conference of the European Media Literacy Study (EMEDUS) on the 27th and 28th May in Paris, held at the UNESCO headquarters.

Discussions centred on some general topics related to EMEDUS, and a highlighted point was re-considering the use of terminology (media and information literacy instead of media literacy). Mr. Hartai assessed the role of media literacy in formal education: since 2002, the quality and the position of formal media education had somewhat dropped, although if looking at the quantitative indicators (for example the number of conferences organised about this topic), it can be argued that it had strengthened. To prevent the marginalisation of media education within schools, it is necessary to give more focus to media literacy in teacher training, to elaborate a conceptual framework and to guarantee the amount of time necessary for effective development. A good stimulus for member states to take media literacy more seriously would be to include it in the PISA tests – Mr. Hartai concluded.


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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The KiVa program has launched!

This September, the research-based KiVa antibullying program, developed at the University of Turku, Finland, has launched in three Hungarian schools. As licence partners of KiVa, the Hungarian Institute for Educational Research and Development is the head of the pilot program and the leader of the adaptation of the antibullying program.
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