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Jerry P. Becker

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WG 14 Announcement: CERME 8 [Turkey]
Posted: Jul 24, 2012 8:02 PM
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Sent at the request of Elena Nardi.
CERME8: Working Group 14

University Mathematics Education


Elena Nardi (UK) <>


Alejandro González-Martin (Canada/Spain)
Ghislaine Gueudet (France)
Carl Winsløw (Denmark), also PC Liaison

Scope and Focus of WG14

Research on university level mathematics
education is a relatively young field, which
embraces an increasingly wider range of
theoretical approaches (e.g. didactical,
cognitive/developmental, socio-cultural,
anthropological and discursive) and
methods/methodologies (e.g. quantitative,
qualitative and narrative). Variation also
characterises research in this area with regard
to at least two further issues: the role of the
participants, students and university teachers,
in the research - from 'just' subjects of the
research to fully-fledged co-researchers - and
the degree of intervention involved in the
research - from external, non-interventionist
research, to developmental/action research in
which researchers identify problems and devise,
implement and evaluate reforms of practice. We
welcome contributions from across the above
spectrum of, as well as other, developments that
aim for deeper understanding of issues regarding
the teaching and learning of mathematics at
university and post-secondary level.

Call for papers and poster proposals

In Working Group 14 we welcome research-based
papers (10 pages maximum) and poster proposals (2
pages) in the following areas, though any
paper/poster of relevance to the overall focus of
the group will also be considered. We
particularly welcome papers that report studies

· Mathematical reasoning and proof in university mathematics
· Challenges for teaching mathematics at
university level (including the perspectives of
university teachers)
· The role of ICT tools (e.g. CAS) in the
teaching and learning of university mathematics
· Transition issues "at the entrance" to
university studies of mathematics, or beyond
· Novel approaches to teaching Calculus and Linear Algebra
· The teaching and learning of advanced
university mathematics topics (beyond Calculus
and Linear Algebra)
· Challenges of teaching mathematics to students in non-mathematics degrees
· Assessing the learning and teaching of mathematics at university level
· Theoretical approaches to the study of
teaching and learning mathematics at university

Particularly with regard to the last of the above
these could include a focus on specific
approaches and on contrasting or combining
approaches. For example, alongside 'classical'
cognitive approaches to studies of advanced
mathematical thinking, several CERME7 WG14
contributions employed the Anthropological Theory
of Didactics or discursive approaches to the
study of mathematics teaching and learning at
university level. This diversity is much
appreciated and welcome.

We welcome "practitioners" of mathematics
teaching at university level and newcomers to the
field, while we expect the papers to report
systematic studies of the teaching and learning
of mathematics at university and post-secondary
level and to refer to relevant literature in the

Papers and poster proposals should use the CERME8
template, and conform to the guidelines at
To submit your paper or poster, you must email it
as a WORD document to Elena Nardi at
<> AND
to the conference secretariat at
by 15th September 2012. Please send a PDF version
in addition to the WORD document.

Reviews and Decisions

Each paper will be peer-reviewed by three
colleagues from among those who submit papers to
WG14. Please expect to be asked to review up to
three papers yourself between 15th September and
22nd October 2012. It is likely that some
revisions will be necessary on your paper before
final acceptance. Please reserve some time to do
this in the second half of November. The group
leaders will decide about the acceptance of

Important dates

15 September Deadline for submission of papers.
1 October Deadline for submission of poster proposals
22 October Deadline for reviewers to submit their reviews.
15 November Decisions about paper or poster acceptance
1 December Deadline for revisions to papers.
1 December Reduced fee registration deadline
15 December Papers for presentation at the
congress available on the congress website
6 -10 February Conference

Jerry P. Becker
Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction
Southern Illinois University
625 Wham Drive
Mail Code 4610
Carbondale, IL 62901-4610
Phone: (618) 453-4241 [O]
(618) 457-8903 [H]
Fax: (618) 453-4244

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