Gyermekek Háza was founded at the beginning of the nineties. The first school year was 1991/1992 and our school has been providing integrated education for children with special needs and talent development since 1993.
Today Gyermekek Háza is part of the Klebelsberg Kuno Elementary and Secondary Grammar School. It has its own alternative pedagogical programme and local curriculum.
Our person-centered approach is based on providing efficient schooling for every student and creating a supporting school environment with equal learning opportunities.
Our basic principles:
1) OPENNESS, CREATIVITY, ACCEPTANCE
Gyermekek Háza is an open school, we believe and accept that every student is unique and has their own individual needs. We educate our students to be able to decide on their own, to be responsible, to be able to think creatively and critically and to share their opinion. Acceptance, empathy and tolerance are important for us. Integration has a huge effect on personal-development. Our students are together with their disabled peers, they learn how to accept and respect each other and they can experience that everybody is responsible for each other and anybody can help or may need help.
2) INCLUSIVE SCHOOL, INTEGRATION, TALENT DEVELOPMENT
Gyermekek Háza is an inclusive school, where disabled and non-disabled students or students with varied knowledge learn together. Diversity is a value and we believe that the task of the school is to be able to adapt to the students. Our aim is to make learning enjoyable and therefore to build realistic self-confidence in the children. The differentiated learning environment enables us to adapt to our students’ diversity. Gyermekek Háza was among the first schools in Hungary where disabled children were accepted and since 1993 it has been providing integrated education for children with special needs. They learn together with their healthy – sometimes extremely talented – peers with the assistance of special needs teachers.
3) PERSONALISED LEARNING
We believe in equal learning opportunities. In order to achieve this, we use different cooperative work forms, differentiated and multi-level learning. We make students interested and active during the learning process. Here, in Gyermekek Háza, teachers are not the source of all knowledge, but rather cooperative partners.
4) DEVELOPMENT OF SKILLS, COMPETENCE-BASED TEACHING
In addition to subject-based knowledge, we put emphasis on developing those skills which are useful for successful participation in real life. We appreciate creativity, innovation, critical thinking, problem solving, self-regulation, cooperation, communication and usage of information technology. We try to establish a school environment, which is suitable for both developing skills and acquiring subject-based knowledge. In order to achieve this, we use different methods of organising learning such as cooperative techniques, differentiated multi-level work, individualised learning, multi-level organising learning and projects.
5) COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, COOPERATION
Community development is an extremely important educational task. It is important for students to learn how to be responsible for their community and they experience the feeling that they are able to do something for their community. We use different teaching methods, especially cooperative learning (both pairwork and groupwork), where it is necessary for students to cooperate with each other, to be equally responsible and to work together. During the learning process students do not compete with each other. Helping each other instead of winning is more valuable, it is more important to acknowledge each other’s performance. Taking care of the disabled students is also a part of the community development. Students realize that their disabled peers are as valuable as they are. All of our teachers’ attitude is a positive example for our students. In order to develop a good class community, we have many activities such as hiking, class performances, museum or theater visits.
Address: 1028 Budapest
Szabadság utca 23.
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