The basic activity of the Institute is to develop and broaden the humanities education of domestic and international students, to provide them with the basics and the latest research results in the humanities, and to organise domestic and international scientific research projects. A further important activity is the integration of the theoretical and practical disciplines of conductive pedagogy into the humanities in close cooperation with the Institute of Conductive Pedagogy.
One of the basic principles of András Pető’s method is complexity, according to which conductive education should permeate all activities of the day, including children’s education. The conductor must be able to teach disabled pre-school and school-age children, but also to organise leisure activities in a useful way. Our teachers teach the subject areas related to the specialisations of teacher and pre-school teacher (mathematics, science, Hungarian language and literature, speech, physical education, music and singing, visual and technical education, puppetry) and their methodology. The Institute’s main task is to provide methodological and pedagogical leadership for small group training in conductive pedagogy and for integrated teaching in external institutions.
The Institute of Human Sciences is also responsible for the subject areas of pedagogy, psychology and social sciences. These disciplines are integral to the theory and practice of conductive pedagogy, thus providing the basis for conductive education from the humanities perspective. The Institute also provides language training in English, German, French and Russian to enable students to carry out their future work in foreign languages as well. The final dissertation and TDK topics within the scope of the HTI offer a wide range of options. It is also important to improve the mental and physical well-being of students and to raise their general level of education, which is of prime importance for the development of an intellectual attitude.
Another priority is the development of students’ research methodology, which is of prime importance for the maintenance and modernisation of conductive pedagogy as a research science. We are constantly updating our subject areas and electives, incorporating the experience of conductive education and new findings from the disciplines.