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.
The aim of the new project is to empower students to participate meaningfully and collaboratively in improving their experience of school, encouraging their engagement in learning and improving teacher-student relationships. Student voice - the Bridge to Learning will provide different models of working in partnership with students by giving them voice and develop their skills and attitudes to become responsible and democratic citizens. Through CPDs, and other initiatives teachers will be supported to build partnership with students so that they can reach their full potential as learners and democratic citizens.
15 schools in 5 EU countries – Ireland, The Netherlands, Scotland, Slovenia and Hungary – will be involved in the international project. As one of the partner organisations, HIERD will contribute to the project with creating an international web page for the dissemination of the project result, and HIERD will also host project meetings in 2017 and 2018. Researchers of HIERD will take part in the development of tools for individual paths of learning.