Idea of ETCs
General Idea of ERME Topic Conferences
From 2016 on, ERME has installed ERME Topic Conferences on different topics (cf. the call for ERME Topic Conferences.)
ERME Topic Conferences (ETC) are conferences organised on a specific research theme or themes related to the work of ERME as presented in associated working groups at CERME conferences. Their aim is to extend the work of the group or groups in specific directions with clear value to the mathematics education research community.
Rationale: The idea of ERME Topic Conferences takes us right back to the stage at which the founders of ERME conceptualised the association and declared the goals for it, increasing the opportunities for cooperation, collaboration and communication among European and extra-European researchers in mathematics education. They are led by ERME members who have been working group leaders and have research credentials in the thematic areas proposed. They build explicitly on European research in mathematics education and attract participation from researchers from Europe or beyond. ETCs build on European research while valuing wider perspectives. They have an interdisciplinary or multifaceted nature, bringing together participants that usually attend different Thematic Working Groups in CERME.
The preparation of the ETC follows a procedure similar to the preparation of the Working Groups at CERME, using similar guidelines, with possible adaptations. Besides the communication and collaborations that may evolve from this activity, the expected result of the ETC is to produce a set of refereed proceedings, under the name of ERME, that may be available online or in print or both and that contributes, by itself, to the advancement of knowledge in our field. These initiatives take place during the year in which CERME does not take place.
ETC 6 in 2018
Sixth ERME Topic Conference on University Mathematics Education in Kristiansand (Norway), April 5 – 7, 2018.
The sixth ERME Topic Conference was INDRUM 2018, second conference of the International Network for Didactic Research in University Mathematics. It was held April 5 – 7, 2018 in Kristiansand at the MatRIC Centre (University of Agder, Norway). Viviane Durand-Guerrier (France) and Reinhard Hochmuth (Germany) were chair and co-chair of the IPC; Simon Goodchild (Norway) Chair of the LOC.
The themes addressed at INDRUM 2018 covered a range of issues concerning teacher and student practices and the teaching and learning of specific mathematical topics at undergraduate and post-graduate level as well as across disciplines. The organisation of the conference comprised: a plenary talk by Duncan Lawson (Newman University, United Kingdom); an expert panel discussion; 4 to 6 thematic working groups (6 hours each); and short communications in parallel (two sessions of 1h 30min) and a standing poster exhibition.
Further Information can be found on the conference website here.
ETC 5 in 2018
Fifth ERME Topic Conference on Mathematics Education in the Digital Age (MEDA) in Copenhagen (Denmark), September, 5-7, 2018.
The 5th ERME Topic Conference entitled ‘Mathematics Education in the Digital Age (MEDA)’ will take place in Copenhagen (Denmark), September, 5-7, 2018.
Rationale: The ERME Topic Conference ‘Mathematics Education in the Digital Age’ is an interdisciplinary, multifaceted collaboration that will bring together participants who would normally attend a range of CERME Thematic Working Groups. The International Programme Committee particularly welcomes theoretical, methodological, empirical or developmental papers and poster proposals in relation to the following conference themes: (1) Mathematics teacher education and professional development in the digital age, (2) Mathematics curriculum development and task design in the digital age, and (3) Theoretical perspectives and methodologies/approaches for researching mathematics education in the digital age.
The conference website ishere. The organisers were Hans-Georg Weigand (Germany), Chair of the IPC, Jana Trgalova (France), Ana Donevska-Todorova (Germany), Alison Clark-Wilson (UK), Eleonora Faggiano (Italy), co-leaders. Niels Grønbæk (Denmark)– Chair of the LOC.
ETC 4 in 2018
Fourth ERME Topic Conference on Classroom-based research on mathematics and language in Dresden (Germany), March 22-24, 2018.
The 4th ERME Topic Conference entitled ‘Classroom-based research on mathematics and language’ took place in Dresden (Germany), March 22-24, 2018. The local committee was led by Marcus Schütte (Dresden, Germany) and the scientific committee by Núria Planas (Barcelona, Spain).
The Proceedings of the conference can be found here.
ETC 3 in 2016
Third ERME Topic Conference on Mathematics Teacher Education in Berlin, October 5-7, 2016
The third ERME Topic Conference dealt with "Researching mathematics teaching and mathematics teacher professional development". It took place in Berlin in October, 5-7., 2016 and was led by Stefan Zehetmeier (Austria), Miguel Ribeiro (Norway / Portugal), Despina Potari (Greece), and Bettina Rösken-Winter (Germany).
Download the Preconference Proceedings here, or go to the ETC 3 website.
ETC 2 in 2016
INDRUM - Second ERME Topic Conference on University Mathematics Education in Montpellier, March 31 - April 2, 2016
INDRUM 2016 was ETC2: The second ERME Topic Conference on University Mathematics Education was organized by the International Network for Didactic Research in University Mathematics (INDRUM) on March 31– April 2, 2016, in Montpellier (France).
The local committee was led by Viviane Durand-Guerrier (Montpellier, France), the scientific committee by Elena Nardi (UK) and Carl Winslow (Denmark). The conference website contains more detailed information.
ETC 1 in 2016
CITADS - First ERME Topic Conference on Anthropological Theory of the Didactic in Castro‐Urdiales (Spain), January, 26-30, 2016.
The trilingual (Spanish-French-English) conference CITADS 5 was ETC1: The first ERME Topic Conference on the Anthropological Theory of the Didactic was held in Castro‐Urdiales (Spain) from 26 to 30 January 2016. The program committee involved Marianna Bosch, F. Javier García, John Monaghan, and Carl Winsløw.
The conference website can be found here.