Hungarian Research Teachers' Association (HRTA) is an independent civil organisation. Our members are aspiring teachers who live their profession as a mission and are willing to improve the educational environment they are working in.
There are many other creative teachers or various teacher associations—but we are networking (let us teach humanities, arts or science) to support each other in our innovative ambitions. Being part of a civil organisation provides us good opportunities to realize and to implement our initiatives so that they get taken further from the level of ideas at last; thus making school life more inspiring and more useful.
Our target is that the work of our Association, which has high standards and effectiveness, would become a main factor to educational policy especially in the fields of talent development and creating educational methods and materials.
With our experience and ideas we intend on our students staying open and curious in the World. We want them to become open-minded multi-lingual citizens in a way that they could find their place in different groups as well. They should have the claim to search for the cause-causal connections, but remain stable, harmonic people who beyond their probable successes, keep the importance of giving help in their surroundings.
Our members are teachers from all over the country who are proactive, open-minded and professional. Some of them are doing academic research in various fields while the others work for development of talented students through the Research Students organization. A third group is searching for new methods and creating teaching materials to support the process of teaching thereby enabling learning to be more enjoyable and efficient. The Association is unique in many senses: it allies teachers from kindergarten to higher education levels regardless subjects taught by them.
One-third of our members come from small towns or villages, thus by our work we can make a contribution to developing equal chances in education. Some 50 members come from neighbouring contries (Slovakia, Serbia and Romania).
We are convinced that there are brilliant teachers outside our network as well and are open to get in touch with them.
At the Talented Education conference a new initiative was launched, namely, to establish an association for teachers who support active research students, just like Hungarian Research Student Association. After a year of pre-arrangements, the Hungarian Research Teachers’ Association was founded in December 2005. The movement meant to patronise secondary school students has had contacts for a long time now with teachers who support research students. We keep in touch with over 700 educators 200 of which (who ardently pursuit their profession) have already joined our association (from technical to secondary schools) throughout the country and from abroad as well.
We organise workshops, conferences and trainings for our members and besides we publish research results and maintain a website in order to foster networking. We also motivate our members with grantships and awards.
Our programmes and conferences are free of charge for our members. The services of our civil association are also completely free of charge for members.
We organise National Conferences for Research Teachers twice a year:
Autumn conference - “Learning from each other”: sharing our research results and innovations
Spring conference - “Learning from others”: respected experts are invited to lecture and discuss
We provide opportunities for our members to publish their research results.
In cooperation with our partners we motivate outstanding teachers with awards and prizes.
- Prize of the Memory of Kajtár Márton is awarded to successful teachers working with research students
- Kontra György Innovation Scholarship for teachers is an award for teachers who have remarkable results in mathematics, science and technology
- Kontra Györgyné Innovation Scholarship for teachers is an award for teachers showing successful practice in the fields of humanities and arts.
Honorary president: Erika Fodor
Offical address: 1074 Budapest, Dohány utca 14.
Postal address (P.O.Box): 1363 Budapest, Pf.108.
E-mail: email@example.com (we communicate in Hungarian, English, German and French)