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Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group (CMESG) annual conference
The Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group (CMESG) Conference will be hosted by the Faculty of Education and the Brock Faculty of Mathematics and Science on May 24-28, 2013. This will be the third time that Brock hosts the CMESG annual conference —previous conferences were held at Brock in 1989 & 1999.
CMESG is not a typical academic conference in that it is not organized primarily as a series of presentations. Instead, it is based on the activity of conferring extensively with fellow delegates with its main feature being a number of moderated working groups where delegates engage with one another for up to twelve hours over four days around pre-determined topics. There are also two plenary speakers, who each address the whole group. Unlike in other conferences, however, the participants are then split into small groups to develop questions for the speakers to address in follow-up sessions. In addition, ad hoc sessions are organized during the conference for delegates to sign up and lead. This practice regularly provides conference delegates with a wide selection of ad hocs to choose from. Other kinds of sessions provide more traditional forms of presentation: topic sessions, new PhD sessions, and poster presentations.
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Brock CMESG Pre-Conference May 24
Brock Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Mathematics and Science will be hosting on May 24-28, 2013 the Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group (CMESG) 2013 Annual Conference. We are pleased to inform you that given this opportunity, we are also organizing a CMESG Pre-conference on Friday May 24th, titled Mathematics Education Research and Mathematics Teaching: Illusions, Reality, and Opportunities. The Pre-conference will provide opportunity for Brock faculty and students as well as the local education community to dialogue with the CMESG community. In particular, the event will address issues in mathematics teaching at all levels of education, as well as in mathematics teacher education.
We are thrilled to have, as a guest speaker, internationally renown Dr. John Mason, Professor Emeritus, Open University, UK. Dr. Mason is a world authority on problem solving and supporting student thinking about the nature of doing and learning mathematics. Dr. Mason is the main author of the internationally appreciated book on Problem solving: “Thinking Mathematically”.
For details and schedule of the Pre-conference click here.