What has mathematics got to do with climate change? How can mathematics
educators engage with climate issues in their teaching? What should
mathematics educators know about climate change? How can research
in mathematics education contribute to the understanding of climate
We invite participants to work on these questions through:
- Engaging with climate scientists and environmental educators.
- Engaging with research in mathematics education on, for example,
modeling, critical mathematics education, mathematical literacy,
mathematics for social justice etc.
Brad de Young, PhD, Memorial University,
oceanographer and expert on climate change
||Mike Pisaric, PhD, Carleton University,
geographer and expert on how climate change affects vegetation
Bob Jickling, PhD, Lakehead University,
environmental educator and co-editor of the Canadian Journal
of Environmental Education.
Registration costs 50$ and includes participation in the
colloquium, coffee breaks, lunch on Saturday and Sunday and dinner
on Saturday night. We are grateful for the generous support of the
Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences, the Mathematics
Education Research Unit (MERU), the Faculty of Education and the
University of Ottawa
Places are limited. To reserve a place, submit
the attached registration form to Osnat Fellus (Osnat.Fellus(at)uottawa.ca)
and mail your registration fee of 50$, payable to University of
Ottawa, to Richard Barwell, Faculty of Education, University of
Ottawa, 145 J-J-Lussier, Ottawa, ON, K1N 6N5.
Ottawa offers a range of accommodation including hotels and bed
Some funding is available to support graduate student participation.
For more information, contact Osnat Fellus (Osnat.Fellus@uottawa.ca).
For any other information, contact Richard Barwell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The colloquium will be hosted by the Mathematics Educational Research
Unit (MERU), of the Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa,
in association with the PI Lab, a CFI funded research facility for
mathematics education. MERU comprises 4 researchers and around a
dozen graduate students with a range of research interests and methodological
perspectives on research in mathematics education. The Faculty of
Education has previously hosted the annual meeting of the Canadian
Mathematics Education Study Group (CMESG, May 2005) and a Fields
Institute sponsored colloquium on methodological issues in mathematics
education research (December 2009).
The colloquium will comprise 11 hours of organized activity spread
over three days, as well as more informal opportunities to continue
discussions. Activities will include:
- 3 invited speakers of international standing in climate science
(e.g. glaciology, Arctic or Antarctic research, oceanography,
climate modeling etc.) (these presentations will be open to the
- Structured small group activities in which participants will
discuss the presentations and consider how they connect with issues
in mathematics education;
- Plenary discussions.
Participants will not be expected to present a paper.
16.00 16.30 Introductions
16.30 17.30 Climate Science Presentation 1
18.00 19.30 Small group discussions; questions to speaker
9.00 10.00 Climate Science Presentation 2
10.30 12.00 Small group discussions; questions to speaker
14.00 15.00 Climate Science Presentation 3
15.30 17.00 Small group discussion; questions to speaker
9.00 10.30 Consolidation work in small groups.
11.00 12.30 Plenary discussion reporting from small