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


LELLE, but not at Lake Balaton!

The project partners – universities, researchers and developers, teachers of secondary schools – work together by the leadership of the Pannon University. Their aim is to contribute to the development of the secondary school students’ learning skills, necessary to successful work in the 21st century.
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Student activity in the 21st century

The Hungarian Institute for Educational Research and Development organised an Erasmus+ KA2 project workshop conference on the 30th Aug 2018 called ’Student Voice – The bridge to learning’. The conference was held at The Hunfalvy János Bilingual Secondary Vocational School of Economics and Trade of BGSZC.
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Student Voice - Workshop for Hungarian partner schools

The third workshop organized for the Hungarian partner schools of the Erasmus+ Student Voice – Bridge to Learning project came to pass on the 28th of June.artner schools of the Erasmus+ Student Voice – Bridge to Learning project came to pass on the 28th of June.
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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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