Eötvös Loránd University

Partner 18 [ELTE]

Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest, founded in 1640 Hungary is the oldest and, with more than 16,000 full-time students in 8 faculties, the largest university of arts and sciences in Hungary. The Faculty of Science covers disciplines in biology, chemistry, earth sciences, informatics, mathematics and physics. With 500 Ph.D. students and over 600 academic staff, a Centre for Science Education and a lab school network, it provides a major national scientific resource that can optimally promote a project on science communication.

The Centre for Science Communication (ELTE) conducts an MSc course and in-service training programs in Science Media and Museum Learning. Bachelor and Master level courses for teacher education are continuously offered. Its recent EU funded project, SciComPed yielded printed and digital learning materials in 3 languages on these topics. The Centre has an interdisciplinary staff of media, museum and visualisation experts, a semi-professional TV studio, PC and Mac multimedia development labs and training facilities. The centre has extensive experience in informal learning in science centres and museums, creating online learning material(s) for the Moodle Virtual Learning Environment, which incorporated interactive learning methods.

The Physics Education Program of the Graduate School of Physics was launched 10 years ago. Currently it has about 40 Ph.D. students, active teachers at secondary schools. The aim of the PhD projects is to make basic concepts of some of the contemporary problems of physics understandable for school students. The teachers regularly prepare short e-learning materials of their subjects as parts of their thesis

WP Involvement

Informal Learning in Science: Collection of good practices in secondary school science education

Development of science related projects in museums (WP4)

ELTE local webpage [hu]

ELTE PARRISE brochure [hu]

Team Profile

László Egyed, M.Sc., physicist, science journalist, former senior editor at the Science Department of the Hungarian Radio, deputy editor in chief of Tudomány, the Hungarian edition of the Scientific American, senior consultant at Computerworld Informatika, founding director of the first Hungarian Science Centre, the Palace of Miracles. At present senior consultant at the Palace of Miracles.

András Juhász, associate Professor of Physics Teaching, founder and key person of the Physics Education PhD Program, author of several books on different aspects of physics teaching. His research interest includes the Methodology of Physics Teaching and has lectured extensively on this topic.

Andrea Király, physicist, Ph.D. in statistical physics (2006), assistant professor in the Centre for Science Communication since 2011, coordinator of the Hungarian PARRISE project team since 2014, head of the Science Centres and Informal Learning Working Group of the MTA-ELTE Physics Education Research Group established by the Eötvös Loránd University and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 2016.

Andrea Kárpáti, Ph.D. in educational science (1987), DSc in visual communication (2003), Professor and Head, Centre for Science Communication and UNESCO Chairholder for Multimedia in Education. Senior Investigator of seven completed EU projects. Her research foci: utilisation of digital media in informal learning environments, scientific visualisation, development of visuospatial skills and abilities. Head of the MTA-ELTE Visual Culture Research Group.

Péter Tasnádi, meteorologist and mathematics and physics teacher, Professor of Meteorology, and President of the Centre of Methodology of Science Education (2007-2012) and Vice Dean for General and Education Affairs of the Faculty of Science (1997-2007). His research interest includes the Methodology of Physics Teaching and has lectured extensively on this topic. His numerous manuals on Physics Education are widely used all over Hungary. Professor Tasnádi is one of the founding members of the Physics Education PhD Program.

Tamás Tél, physicist, Ph.D. in statistical mechanics (1977), Professor of Theoretical Physics, Head of the Graduate School of Physics at Eötvös Loránd University and of the Physics Education Program of the Graduate School. Head of the MTA-ELTE Theoretical Physics Research Group and of the MTA-ELTE Physics Education Research Group.

European Commission

PARRISE (grant agreement 612438) is a four year programme (2014-2017) funded by the European Commission.

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