Countries, in which the educational system is supported by research, development and innovation activities operate more efficiently than those where this system is less sophisticated. In the former countries decision making is based on evidence from quality research and development serves the knowledge building, empower local innovations and by miscellaneous means act for scaffolding the development of education towards desirable directions. These countries are considered to have a well-established innovation system in education.

This publication is a result of a project that aimed at preparing policy recommendations for the improvement of innovation in the Hungarian educational system. The work via putting innovation system in the context of education includes the assessment of the state of art in Hungary, suggests for strategic targets and highlights possible fields of action. We recommend it to all that seek the ways for making education more efficient in Hungary – and probably elsewhere too.


The project „Educating Spaces” focused on school buildings and infrastructure of educational facilities. Based on content analysis of related literature, this paper gives a brief outline of the set of quality criteria (and their context) used by the project.


This publication highlights the most relevant features of a self-evaluation tool which was developed with the aim of making ICT use more efficient in schools. The tool has been successfully piloted in several schools . For more information please visit the following site: http://ikt.ofi.hu/english/


Based on qualitative research and a review of literature of quality criteria, this collection of guidelines and leading questions provides 121 recommendations for policy-makers, school designers and users. Authors include various stakeholders and experts: architects, landscape designers, environmental psychologists, pedagogical experts, school principals, teachers and representatives of authorities.

Ajánlások a minőségi iskolai infrastruktúra kialakításához


This handbook intends to inspire inclusive design and sustainable use of educational facilities. The chapters are organised around a set of nine quality criteria and participative planning. Each chapter contains a summary in the light of learning environment model, some theoretical background and exemplar cases as well as ideas or hints from Hungary and elsewhere.

Kívül-belül jó iskola


News

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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