SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

September  2, 2014
THE FIELDS INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES
20th ANNIVERSARY YEAR

Friday May 24 2013
Mathematics Education Research and Mathematics Teaching:
Illusions, Reality, and Opportunities

CMESG 2013 Pre-Conference

Brock University, St. Catharines

Organizers:
Joyce Mgombelo, Chantal Buteau, Jeff Irvine
Brock University
Canadian mathematics education study group (CMESG)
Groupe Canadien d'étude en didactique des mathém
atiques (GCEDM)

Overview

There is agreement among mathematics education community on the importance of integrating mathematics education research and mathematics teaching. However, there is similarly a widespread debate and discussion within the community about whether or not mathematics education research should or does inform mathematics teaching practice. It is in this context that the theme of the preconference is based on. The pre-conference will feature a keynote, panel and small group discussions.

Schedule
Friday 24 May 2013

9:00 - 9:30 Registration and refreshments
9:30 - 10:30 Keynote - John Mason, Open University (bio)
Teaching responsively and Responsibly: so, what is your theory?
10:30 - 11:15 Panelists responses and elaboration
o Kathy Kubota-Zarivnij, Toronto Catholic District School Board (elementary
mathematics education)
o Jerôme Proulx, Université du Québec à Montréal (secondary mathematics
education)
o Laurel Schollen, Seneca College (college mathematics education)
o Nadia Hardy, Concordia University (university mathematics education)
11:15 - 12:15 Small group discussions (led by the panelists) around the questions:
o What research informs mathematics teaching?
o How does this research come to be put into practice?
o Issues and gaps
12:15 - 1:15 Lunch
1:15 - 1:45 Small group consolidation
1:45 - 2:45 Share small group work with the entire group
2:45 - 3:00 Coffee break
3:00 - 3:30 Dragana Martinovic, University of Windsor (mathematics teacher education):
How do we prepare mathematics teachers to integrate mathematics education research in their classroom?
3:30 - 4:30 Keynote speaker final comments, panellists' final comments, and whole group discussion
  End of Pre-Conference
  Opening of CMESG Conference
5:00 - 6:45 BBQ joint with CMESG conference (additional $20 for those not attending the full CMESG Conference)
7:00-- 8:30 Opening Plenary: Rosa Leikin, University of Heifa, Israel.
On the relationship between mathematical knowledge, creativity, and talent.
8:45-11:00 Wine and cheese reception


For any question, please contact Joyce Mgombelo at Joyce.Mgombelo<at>brocku.ca

 

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