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Professor Dienes's Games - Let's Play Math!

Professor Dienes's Games - Let's Play Math!
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Hungarian
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Length of the training: 
1 day

Zoltán Dienes is one of the best-known and most influential figures in the mathematical teaching reforms of the twentieth century. The essence of his amazing ability was that he was able to translate a significant portion of mathematics into the language of games. By playing Dienes games, children and adults came almost unnoticed closer to mathematical thinking. Clear articulation of the purpose of the game, creativity, applicability, and compliance with the purpose, demandingness.

Zoltán Dienes is considered one of, if not the greatest reformers of Hungarian mathematics teaching. As part of our training, you can also learn this unique way of thinking. The training covers the following topics:

  • The present and significance of logical thinking - principles and stages of mathematical learning according to Dienes
  • The relationship between game and logic
  • Getting to know Dienes games, applying them in practice

If you are interested in the training, please contact our consultant. Place and date by agreement.

 

Lecturers

Julianna Kiss

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Julianna Kiss
Managing director, consultant, psychologist

She graduated first as a mathematics-geography teacher in Szeged. Then, she obtained a degree in psychology from Eötvös Loránd Science University. Her professional attitude can be characterised by strong practice-orientation. She is a keen lecturer and supervisor of the training courses.

She is one of SHL Hungary’s founders. She has rich experience in designing and delivering Hungarian and international selection projects. She took part in assembling the professional materials for the Hungarian SHL training courses.  

She has been SHL Hungary's director since 1997. She plays a critical role in spreading SHL methodology in Eastern Europe. 

She is an SHL UK accredited trainer. 

Sandor Klein

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Sandor Klein
Senior consultant

He obtained his psychology-mathematics teacher degree from ELTE in 1966.

Between 1966 and 1982 he was teaching work psychology and educational psychology in Budapest University of Technology. (At this period he also worked for 2 years in Zoltán Dienes's Psychomathematics Research Centre in Canada.)

Between 1982 and 1988 he headed the Department of Psychology in Juhász Gyula College of Education. (During this, he has completed a 3-year person-centred psychology course in France. He has invited Carl Rogers - the most significant humanistic psychologist - and his colleagues to facilitate groups in Hungary.) 

Since 1988, he has been teaching leadership- and organisational psychology in Pécs Science University for HR students, right now as professor emeritus. During this, he has been a lecturer in Debrecen and Cluj universities, in the Department of Psychology. In 1992, he has obtained the title Doctor of Psychology. He has written 12 books and approx. 200 articles. Together with Dávid Klein, he is the editor of SHL books series.  

He has founded SHL Hungary in 1992 with Julianna Kiss to promote modern selection tools. He is currently one of the owners and a senior consultant.

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