News and Events
Multiculturalism in Canada 2
The third Canadian Studies Conference entitled Multiculturalism in Canada 2 took place on November 20th, 2015 at the Faculty of Humanities.
Due to the success and the topicality of last year’s theme, multiculturalism, this year’s Canadian Studies Conference was focusing on the same theme again. Counsellor Michael Horler (Embassy of Canada), Canadian playwright and scriptwriter Jason Sherman, and Judit Molnár (University of Debrecen) delivered the keynote lectures, which were followed by Judit Kádár’s introduction of the Hungarian Network for Canadian Studies. The two parallel sessions held in the afternoon also included presentations by students as the Canada Center of the university finds supporting future Canadianists an important mission.
The traditional teacher training event hosted a presentation by our alumna, Viktória Sipos, who is a part-time lecturer at the Department of English Linguistics, and the workshop of the “Canada in the English Classroom” Research Group of Károli University. The conference was concluded with the screening of one of Jason Sherman’s films, We Were Children and this year, the introduction to the film was presented by Mr. Sherman himself.
The detailed program of the event can be found here: http://www.kre.hu/btk/images/doc/Conference_Nov_20_reszletes.pdf
Workshop on Education
in Central Europe
The workshop attended by recognised teacher trainers from Central Europe took place at Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary on October 26-27th 2015. The event was organised on the initiative of Director Dr. Edit Bodonyi and the Teaching and Psychological Development Groups of the Teacher Training Centre of the University.
The main objective of the event was to learn about each other’s pedagogical practices and methods and to discuss the possible ways of future cooperation among the participating universities.
The pedagogical experts gave an account of the latest issues and problems in the field of pedagogy, explored the different educational and teacher training systems in Central Europe and compared the different teacher training methods in use in their home countries.
Conference on Ethical Economic Thinking and Competitiveness
The Ethical Economic Thinking and Competitiveness Conference organised by Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary took place in Budapest on 15 October 2015.
After the opening words of Rector of the University Professor Péter Balla, the plenary session of the conference began with the lectures of Dr. György Matolcsy, President of the Hungarian National Bank and László Domokos, President of the State Audit Office of Hungary. The event continued with the presentations of two international guest lecturers: Professor Jacques Jaussaud from the University of Pau in France and Dr. Johan Graafland, economist and theologian professor of Tilburg University in the Netherlands shared their views on the relationship between economy and law.
The plenary session ended with a roundtable discussion with the participation of Professor Péter Halmai (University of Pannonia), Professor Csaba Lentner (National University of Public Service), Professor Péter Miskolczi Bodnár (Károli University), Professor Zoltán Zéman (Szent István University) and Professor József Zsengellér (Károli University). In the afternoon six sections provided participants the opportunity for professional debate and for the presentation of fresh scientific achievements.
The long-term goal of Károli University with this conference, which attracted significant professional interest, is to launch a series of international conferences that deal with the complex relationship of ethics, economics and law and provide an opportunity to share national and international experiences.
25th Anniversary of the Faculty of Teacher Training in Nagykőrös
The Faculty of Teacher Training of the Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary celebrated the 25th anniversary of its re-establishment with a sequence of ceremonial events. After a 33-year long forced break during the Communist rule in Hungary, the democratic transition enabled the Faculty to restart working in 1990. The institute bravely stood for culture, education and for serving the Church and the Hungarian nation – emphasised one of the speakers during the event.
The whole-day long event was concluded with a scientific conference under the following title: ‘Through the Power of Faith’.
Summary of the Hungarobox Project
The two-year long Hungarobox Learning Partnership project has been successfully concluded. The project brought together five institutions from Finland, Estonia, Germany, Hungary and Italy, each of them dealing with adult education and the teaching of Hungarian as a foreign language. Hungary was represented by Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary in the project.
The main goal of the project was to share and change experience and good practices among the partner organisations, especially in the field of teaching vocabulary, lexicography and terminology and to get acquainted with other educational institutions’ practices.
In the framework of the international cooperation a multilingual online glossary has been prepared as well, containing commonly used vocabulary and expressions of the topic of Information Communication and Technology in the languages of the partners, combined with an exercise package. In addition to partner meetings, workshops and seminars for teachers of Hungarian have been organised as well.
All achievements of the project will be available on the webpage of Hungarobox soon: www.hungarobox.eu