Abstract: The present publication intends to discuss the economic role of tourism in Hungary between 2000–2019 (pre COVID-19 period), revealing the most important social-economic phenomena until the end of May, 2020 (finishing of the manuscript) and attempts to determine the complex impacts of the crisis and the possible changes in the future of global and domestic tourism as well.
Keywords: tourism, Hungary, economic role, pandemic, projections
Abstract: Textbooks are the most widely used and most well-known teaching aids, even today. They fulfil several educational functions throughout students’ schooling, however, they textbooks are used less and less. The aim of this study is to detect what is the role of geography textbooks during the learning process of 9th and 10th graders
Keywords: textbook usage, geography textbook
Abstract: The geographical education in Hungary has to face a lot of problems: students’ diminishing interest, lack of creative and engaging textbooks as well as educational materials that foster multisensory learning and the everyday applicability of the geographical information, decreasing number of lessons, and old-fashioned teaching practices. The MTA–SZTE Research Group on Geography Teaching and Learning aims at developing a student-centred, activity-based and problem-oriented toolkit to facilitate the methodological renewal of Geography education in Hungary. Our central goal is to develop and prepare worksheets for students which concentrate on the geographical characteristics, processes, and problems of some typical Hungarian regions and settlements. The worksheets were tested in the primary schools that are affiliated with the research group. Preliminary results show that the tasks help to facilitate meaningful learning and knowledge transfer.
Keywords: student-centred methods, activity based teaching, problem-based education
Abstract: This paper deals with possible inclusion of recent human geographical approaches into population and settlement geography chapters of the Hungarian secondary school geography curriculum
Keywords: population geography, settlement geography, textbook, approaches, geography teaching