The first INDRUM Conference will be held March 31 – April 2, 2016 in Montpellier, France. INDRUM 2016 is the first in a series of biennial and bilingual1conferences that will address all aspects of research in didactics of mathematics at tertiary level, including students' and teachers' practices and the teaching and learning of specific mathematical topics. The conference aims to attract researchers in didactics of mathematics at university level, mathematicians and any teacher or researcher with interest in university mathematics education (UME). The conference programme will consist of a plenary lecture, a panel discussion, thematic working groups (6 hours each); short communications in parallel (two sessions of 1h30m each) and a permanent poster exhibition. We are delighted to announce that Michèle Artigue (University Paris Diderot, France) has accepted the invitation to be our plenary speaker. The conference proceedings will be available before the conference and we aim to publish a post-conference book. The selection of papers and posters to be presented will be done through peer review.
This Conference is part of the work of INDRUM (International Network for Didactic Research in University Mathematics), a newly constituted international network initiated by an international team of researchers in university-level didactics of mathematics. INDRUM aims to contribute to the development of research in didactics of mathematics at all levels of tertiary education, with a particular focus on building research capacity in the field and on strengthening the dialogue with the mathematics community.
The objectives of INDRUM include:
to federate existing UME research in Europe as wella s the rest of the world
to develop collaborative grant applications to national, EU (e.g. Horizon 2020) and international funding schemes
to reinforce the visibility of UME research within the mathematics education and the mathematics communities
to contribute to the development of UME doctoral programmes.
TWG1 Teachers and students’ practices at university level, including: transition to university mathematics, or beyond; challenges for, and novel approaches to, teaching mathematics at university level; the role of ICT and other resources in the teaching and learning of university mathematics; assessing the learning and teaching of mathematics at university level; the preparation and training of university mathematics teachers; and, collaborative research between university mathematics teachers and researchers in mathematics education
TWG2 Teaching and learning of topics in university mathematics, mainly: analysis and calculus – linear and abstract algebra – logic, reasoning and proof – number yheory and discrete mathematics – mathematics and other fields. This includes research on innovative course or task design; theoretical studies of mathematical themes in view of their teaching and learning; and, research on the teaching and learning of specific contents in different contexts, such as study programmes or institutions.
March 7, 2015: First announcement May 15, 2015: Second announcement, call for papers October 1, 2015: Registration open November 20, 2015October 31, 2015: Deadline for submission of papers or of poster proposals January 15, 2016December 15, 2015: Deadline for reviewers to submit their reviews February 5, 2016December 31, 2015: Decisions about paper or poster acceptance February 29, 2016January 31, 2016: Deadline for revisions of papers March 1, 2016: Third announcement with conference program and pre-acts available on the conference website March 31– April 2, 2016: Conference
1. Given that most scholars are at least to some extent able to understand English, plenary activities will be in English, and we encourage those who can, to write and present their papers and posters in English. At the same time, we recognize the importance of other major languages of research, and so the conference will also be open to communications and papers in French (the main language of the host country, and a language used by researchers in several countries). We aim that at most 30% of the contributions in each TWG will be in French. The organisers will make every effort to ensure that this international, bilingual set-up becomes an enriching and worthwhile experience for all participants.
2. Depending on the content of submissions, these two TWG may split further into thematic working sub-groups.
The proceedings are now available on the website (see left banner after logging in)