Danmarks Matematiklærerforening planlægger i samarbejde med matematiklærerforeningerne i Norden at afholde en nordisk matematikkonference i Roskilde.
Mandag den 4. september – onsdag den 6. september 2006
Temaet for konferencen er:
Undervisning og læring Hvordan underviser vi alle elever i grundskolen, så de ud fra egne forudsætninger lærer optimalt?
Konferencen henvender sig til personer med indblik i og erfaring vedrørende matematik i grundskolen – specielt set i forhold til undervisning og læring.
Formålet er at give undervisere i matematik i Norden mulighed for at udveksle erfaringer og at lære om hinandens praksis inden for matematikundervisning i grundskolen.
Der sigtes mod, at konferencens oplæg og konklusioner efterfølgende bliver offentliggjorte med henblik på videndeling.
Antal deltagere vil blive ca. 80 nogenlunde ligeligt fordelt mellem landene.
Yderligere oplysninger kan ses på Danmarks Matematiklærerforenings hjemmeside: www.matematik.ffw.dk
Perspectives on Identity in Learning and Education Research
PhD course, 14-17 November 2006
Aalborg University, Denmark
The concept of identity has featured strongly in many research fields dealing with learning and education. Mathematics and science education research have not been an exception. Recently, learning has been understood as a process of becoming, in which individuals construct a sense of who they are and what they are demanded to do in a given environment. The way people learn mathematics and science in different educational (formal and informal) environments has been interpreted as a process of becoming a self in which mathematics and science play a central role. Concepts such as school students' mathematical (science) identity or science (mathematics) teachers' identity have provided alternative ways of understanding learning processes in these subject areas.
This PhD course is open to all research students who have an interest in the notion of identity. The course will address questions such as:
Why and how is the concept of identity relevant and interesting in educational research?
What are the various perspectives opened up by different concepts of identity?
What are the methodological challenges in investigating identity?
What are the implications for research in learning and education in the future?
The setting up of the course is interdisciplinary, however the specificity of science and mathematics education will be dealt with by the presence of Anna Sfard (University of Haifa, Israel) and of other researchers and students in the field. The perspective of mathematics and science education into researching learning and identity will be complemented by two other international guests, namely Etienne Wenger, (North San Juan, California, USA) and Carl Rhodes (University of Technology, Sydney, Australia).