Conference of kindergarten teachers held at the Rákóczi College

A conference for Transcarpathian Hungarian kindergarten teachers was organized by the Transcarpathian Hungarian Pedagogical Association. The series of lectures entitled Strategies for finding a way out of the current crisis took place on 28 April at the Ferenc Rákóczi II Transcarpathian Hungarian College.

The guests and speakers were welcomed by Éva Gabóda, head of the KMPSZ’s section for pre-school education. She emphasized that in the past 3 years the conference could only be held online or in hybrid form, and this year it was possible to meet in person again.

“It is our job as kindergarten teachers to ensure that children do not experience the difficulties that we face as adults,”

she added.

Afterwards, Béla Gabóda, head of the Transcarpathian Teacher Training Institute’s Beregszász Branch, gave an opening lecture on the problems and perspectives of ethnic education in Transcarpathia. Then István Gogola, a teacher at the Rákóczi College’s Vocational High School, presented the theory of stress and stress management.

In the second half of the day, Ilona Gavriljuk, a lecturer at the Department of Pedagogy, Psychology, Teacher, Kindergarten Pedagogy, Educational and Institutional Managements of the College, gave a presentation on Defence mechanisms in stress management. She was followed by Andrea Jakab, Principal of the P. Frangepán Katalin Grammar School, who presented kindergarten life in crisis situations. Gabriella Szilágyiné Tóth, a folk games instructor at the Tulipán Tanoda Hungarian School of Folk Music and Folk Art, gave a presentation on how to relieve stress through games.

At the end of the event, the participants summed up the day’s experiences.

K. A.