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 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.
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 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.