The International Adult and Continuing Education (IACE) Hall of Fame was founded in 1996 by the University of Oklahoma.
The IACE Hall of Fame honors educators in continuing and adult education whose work can serve as an inspiration to a new generation of higher education teachers. Each year, a few educators from adult and continuing education institutions around the world are selected for induction into the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame.
Inclusion in the Hall of Fame recognises that the inductees have made an outstanding contribution to the field of adult and continuing education, providing a key link between resources and learners. They are themselves exemplary in the lifelong learning process and have made a lasting impression on the students, institutions and organisations they have come into contact with.
We are delighted to report that among the 26th Hall of Fame honorees was Dr. András Benedek, Professor Emeritus of the Department of Technical Education, BME GTK, Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
Dr. András Benedek is an internationally recognised figure in the field of vocational education and training and adult education research and development in Hungary. Over the past 40 years he has played a major role in the professional development of adult education and in raising awareness of its importance. His main research fields are: the structure of vocational education and training, the pedagogy of vocational education and training and adult education, formal and informal learning, mobile and visual learning, in which he has published hundreds of scientific publications, including those in the Hungarian Archives of Scientific Works. As an educator, his essential mission is to stimulate and sustain students’ desire to learn throughout their lives and to effectively transfer successful learning methods.