Mathematics Education Nordic Summer Course 2012
Mathematics education is an important field of research that aims to inquire into and develop teaching and learning mathematics in kindergartens, schools and higher education. The importance of research in the field is evident both through the widespread need of mathematical competencies in modern, technological social democracies, and the disappointing performance of many students in the subject, especially evident in international comparison studies.
In the Nordic countries mathematics education doctoral programmes are often included in broader doctoral education such as pedagogy or mathematics. Often institutions have rather few doctoral students in the field of mathematics education.
This summer course provides an important complementary opportunity for students to meet with others researching in the field and experience support from leading international scholars. The purpose of the Mathematics Education Nordic Summer Course 2012 is to bring together mathematics education PhD students and leading international scholars and researchers in the field to:
- provide students with the opportunity to share and develop their research plans in a supportive, critical and well-informed community
- provide opportunities for participants networking within the Nordic community and with leading international scholars
- provide participants with opportunities for individual and group supervision led by leading scholars
- develop participants’ competencies in publishing research in international journals
- develop participants’ competencies in reviewing papers for conferences and journals
The course includes lectures presented by international scholars, working group sessions led by international scholars, workshops focusing on writing and reviewing for journals and conferences.
The summer course will be held at the University of Agder, Kristiansand Norway, from 11 June to 16 June, 2012.