Three colleagues of the Hungarian Institute for Educational Research and Development – Ambrus DOBSZAY, director of the Centre for Curriculum Development and Methodology, György JAKAB, academic associate and Andrea ALEXANDROV, pedagogical development associate – have held a professional program between the 8th and 11th of May 2014 in Cluj-Napoca, Szamosújvár and Válaszút (Romania).

During the program, they have visited the dormitory in Válaszút (Răscruci), created of for students living in Romanian areas with a scarce Hungarian minority population, which is maintained by the Kallós Zoltán Foundation, as well as the dormitory of the TÉKA Cultural Centre in Szamosújvár (Gherla). They gave information about the professional work of our Institute, and gave a collection of some of the Institutes’ publications to fellow Transylvanian colleagues. They have conducted a workshop talk with teachers from the Hungarian schools of the Mezőség area, about the local situation of education and possibilities for cooperation. They have participated at the meeting of the „civil workshop” of Mezőség, where they offered some professional advice on the planned developments of local Hungarian vocational education. They visited the Talentum Reformed School of Cluj-Napoca, where they have conducted a similar consultation. They have participated at the final of the history competition organised for Hungarian secondary school students living in Romania, which was held in Cluj-Napoca, at the Babeş-Bolyai University. Once again, they donated publications of the Institute and Hungarian textbooks. Similarly, they have consulted with representatives of the university about possibilities for professional cooperation. As a result of this professional visit, very important actors of Hungarian education beyond our borders received professional support for their work, and on the other hand, they articulated further needs, which our Institute aims to address as fully as its resources make it possible. As an expert on media education, Mr. Jakab also discussed possibilities for cooperation in this area.


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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