Public Lecture | Law in Schools – Challenges in Teacher Training | Dr Zoltán Rónay

9th February 2022, 18:00-19:30
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Date: Wednesday 9th February 2022
Time: 18:00 – 19:30
Location: Conference Hall, Europa Point Campus

Join us on campus for a public lecture delivered by Dr Zoltán Rónay, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education and Psychology at Eötvös Loránd University (Hungary).

What are the challenges affected by the law, which currently influence teachers’ activity? Do teachers know and understand that their pedagogical activities also have legal aspects? How can they educate their students to think critically and in parallel, know and follow the legal regulations? How can teacher training prepare future teachers when facing such challenges?

Zoltan Ronay’s presentation will discuss examples of legal violations that can appear in a school’s daily life such as black pedagogy or bullying. He will also discuss possible sources of these violations, such as digitalization, migration, sexual orientation etc.

The presentation will discuss the above-mentioned phenomena, their legal relevancies and why it is difficult to teach their legal aspects to future teachers. It will also offer a methodology of teaching law effectively in teacher training.

About the speaker

Zoltán Rónay was born in 1976 in Budapest, Hungary. He graduated in 1999 as a lawyer at Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Law. He received his PhD in law and political sciences from the Doctoral School of Law and Political Sciences of the University of Szeged in 2017. Previously he practiced as a solicitor. Between 2006 and 2015, he served as secretary-general of Eötvös Loránd University. Today he is an associate professor at the same university’s Faculty of Education and Psychology in the Institution of Education. As a university lecturer, he regularly teaches general and education law thematic courses in Pedagogy, Educational Science, Management, and Human Resources programmes. He is a supervisor in the Education Doctoral Programme. Apart from these regular courses, he has founded several elective courses. His research interests cover the entire field of education law, especially higher education and public education. He is the founder leader of the Research Group for Education-Law-Pedagogy. He has more than a hundred published publications in Hungarian, English and German, including book chapters and two own monographs.

Important COVID-19 information 

The health and wellbeing of all those attending is our foremost priority. In order to minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmission, the University of Gibraltar follows the guidance of Public Health Gibraltar for all events. As a result, ticket holders for this event need to be either fully vaccinated with two doses or have had a negative COVID test within the previous 24 hours in order to attend the event. Read full advice here. Please do not attend if you have any COVID symptoms, however mild. In order to enhance ventilation, doors/windows will remain open if conditions allow, so please bear this in mind for your clothing choices. Please also be mindful of the need to try to maintain social distance as far as reasonably possible. We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Gibraltar.

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