Last Meeting

Conference website (Turin, 22-26 july 2013)

Mario Barra's hommage to Emma Castelnuovo: presentation / text


  1. Knowledge and competencies.
    • How does one resolve this tension between a global approach, and between mathematical knowledge and a competence-based approach in various countries?
    • What insights to these questions can experiments and research in mathematics education provide?
    • In a mathematics class, do we evaluate knowledge or competences? And how do we evaluate them?
  2. Teacher training: What are the challenges in the face of globalization?
    • What knowing and competences should be taken into account in the training of mathematics teachers in the context of globalization to better understand their students’ knowing in order to develop them in competences?
    • In relation to globalization, does it require the development of new methods of teaching mathematics and/or adaptation of existing methods in the mathematics classroom?
    • What technologies should teacher training take into account in the context of globalization?
  3. Reports of mathematics classroom practice.
    • The ways in which mathematics is used to explore environmental issues,
    • Students’ explorations (resources, processes, products, …) of environmental issues in the mathematics class,
    • The limitations and emerging tensions of such an approach to mathematics education
    • Teachers’ and students’ reflections on their activities (their local contexts)
  4. ICT, globalization and mathematics education.
    • Is it possible to understand a globalized world without a minimum of ICT culture?
    • What may be this minimum?
    • How can school take into account the skills and competencies developed by young people in their everyday life?
  5. Multiculturalism and  teaching/learning mathematics
    • What is the impact of multiculturalism on the culture of the mathematics classroom?
    • How does the influence of multiculturalism manifest itself in students' mathematical learning and mathematical skills?
    • How to take advantage of a multicultural environment to enrich the teaching and learning of mathematics?
    • How does the teaching and learning of mathematics develop in multilingual environments?

We hope that all participants will contribute “actively” to the conference by sharing with others their experiences and views in the various sessions, particularly in the working groups. Moreover, you are encouraged to send a proposal for an oral presentation or a workshop, or to bring a contribution to the Forum of Ideas.

Proposals for ORAL PRESENTATIONS and WORKSHOPS can be made by sending a FOUR PAGE text (about 1800 words or 12000 characters with spaces), BEFORE MARCH, 10, 2013, including:

  • Title, authors’ names and affiliations,
  • Aim and main idea of the reported study, methodology and the expected conclusions,
  • Related essential references.
2nd Ann ENG febr 10.pdf1.45 MB