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 - NEW
Sixth ERME Topic Conference on University Mathematics Education in Kristiansand (Norway), April 5 – 7, 2018.
The sixth ERME Topic Conference will be INDRUM 2018, second conference of the International Network for Didactic Research in University Mathematics. It will be held April 5 – 7, 2018 in Kristiansand at the MatRIC Centre (University of Agder, Norway). Viviane Durand-Guerrier (France) and Reinhard Hochmuth (Germany) chair and co-chair of the IPC; Simon Goodchild (Norway) Chair of the LOC.
The themes to be addressed at INDRUM 2018 will cover 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 will comprise:
  • a plenary talk by Duncan Lawson (Newman University, United Kingdom);
  • an expert panel discussion; 4 to 6 thematic working groups (6 hours each);
  • short communications in parallel (two sessions of 1h 30min) and a standing poster exhibition.
    The Second Announcement and Call for Papers can be found here. The deadline for submission of paper and of poster proposals is October 15, 2017: For up to date information on how to contribute and attend the conference, we invite you to consult the conference website that will be regularly updated here.
  • ETC 5 in 2018 - NEW
    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:
  • Mathematics teacher education and professional development in the digital age: the specific knowledge, skills and attributes required for efficient/effective mathematics teaching with digital resources; the design and evaluation of mathematics teacher education and professional development programmes that embed the knowledge, skills and attributes to teach mathematics with digital resources.
  • Mathematics curriculum development and task design in the digital age: the design, evaluation and analysis of resources and tasks; the interactions of teachers and students with digital curriculum materials.
  • Theoretical perspectives and methodologies/approaches for researching mathematics education in the digital age: theories for research on technology use in mathematics education; the linking of theoretical and methodological approaches and the identification of conditions for productive dialogue between theorists, within mathematics education and beyond.
  • The conference particularly welcomes contributions linking some of these three themes at any level of mathematics education: pre-school, primary, lower- and upper-secondary or tertiary. The webpage will be online at the end of July. The first announcement is scheduled for 1 December 2017.
    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 - NEW
    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’ will take place in Dresden (Germany), March 22-24, 2018. The local committee is led by Marcus Schütte (Dresden, Germany) and the scientific committee by Núria Planas (Barcelona, Spain).
    The First Announcement and Call for Papers can be found here.
    The deadline for submission of papers (10 pages) is October, 15, 2017
    ETC 3 in 2016
    Third ERME Topic Conference on Mathematics Teacher Education in Berlin, October 5-7, 2016
    The third ERME Topic Conference will deal with "Researching mathematics teaching and mathematics teacher professional development". It will take place in Berlin in October, 5-7., 2016 and will be led by Stefan Zehetmeier (Austria), Miguel Ribeiro (Norway / Portugal), Despina Potari (Greece), and Bettina Rösken-Winter (Germany).
    Download the First announcement / call for papers, 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 will be ETC2: The second ERME Topic Conference on University Mathematics Education will be organized by the International Network for Didactic Research in University Mathematics (INDRUM) on March 31– April 2, 2016, in Montpellier (France).
    The local committee is 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 will be ETC1: The first ERME Topic Conference on the Anthropological Theory of the Didactic will be held in Castro‐Urdiales (Spain) from 26 to 30 January 2016. The program committee involves Marianna Bosch, F. Javier García, John Monaghan, and Carl Winsløw.
    The conference website can be found here.