7th Mediterranean Conference on Mathematics Education: Nicosia, Cyprus, from 1 – 4 September 2012


EASTWEST 2012

East-Meets-West on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Congress and Exhibition

 Under the auspices of the Cyprus presidency of the European Council 2012

 CONGRESS Conference Session

MEDCONF 2012: 7th Mediterranean Conference
on Mathematics
Education

 Theme: Research, Challenge, Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship in Mathematics Education

Organizer: Cyprus Mathematical Society (CMS) and University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Collaboration: Laboratoire André Revuz (Ldr), UFR de Mathématiques, Université Paris Diderot, France

Chair: Gagatsis Athanasios, Vice-Rector of Academic Affairs, University of Cyprus and Vice-president of the Cyprus Mathematical Society, Cyprus, gagatsis@ucy.ac.cy

Submit your abstract proposal topmicha06@ucy.ac.cy

Paraskevi Michael, Department of Education, University of Cyprus

________________________________________________________

WELCOME MESSAGE

 AIM OF MEDCONF2012 AND CALL FOR PAPERS

 It is with great pleasure that the Organising Committee of the MEDCONF2012 invites you to attend the 7th Mediterranean Conference on Mathematics Education (MEDCONF2012), which will be held at the University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, from 1 – 4 September 2012 within the EASTWEST 2012.

This 7th Mediterranean Conference on Mathematics Education follows a successful series of six such conferences since 1997. This year the Organising Committee of the MEDCONF2012 recognising the importance of Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship chose as the theme of the MEDCONF2012: “Research, Challenge, Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Mathematics Education”.

In recent years, many International and European organisations and committees argued that the key to meet the challenges of the global economic development and to create more dynamic and competitive societies is Education. More specifically, a high quality Education which fosters creative, innovate and entrepreneurship skills (NACCCE, 1999; European Commission, 2008, 2011; Ferrari, Cachia & Punie, 2009). In this line, the Strategic Framework for European cooperation in education and training (‘ET2020’) states that one of its Strategic Objectives is “Enhancing creativity and innovation, including entrepreneurship, at all levels of education and training” (European Commission, 2011). There are however a number of questions which research has not answered yet and will be challenging us in the future years. For instance, in what way can teachers aid their students to produce creative, innovate and flexible ideas? To date, little attention has been given by the mathematics education community to the field of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. In this conference the Organising Committee in an attempt to cover this gap invites theoretical and empirical papers related to the abovementioned theme. More specifically, the Organising Committee welcomes contributions which address a variety of issues in this field, among which may be the following:

  • Design and application of creative and innovate tasks in mathematics.
  • Training of prospective or in-service teachers on how to use and apply creative and innovate tasks in mathematics.
  • Teachers’ creative and innovative work in the mathematics classroom.
  • Students’ learning in an environment that promotes creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Measurement and assessment of students’ creative solutions and entrepreneurship skills.

Presentation of papers at the conference will be on the basis of the abstract review. Submitted papers will be published in the “Mediterranean Journal for Research in Mathematics Education” after a review procedure. Authors may have to revise their papers before their final acceptance for publication in the journal.

The Organising Committee hopes that the 7th Mediterranean Conference on Mathematics Education (MEDCONF2012) will offer a scientifically and socially fruitful environment to its participants.

Practical information:

1. The specifications for the abstract writing can be found on the website

http://www.eastmeetswest.eu.com under “Preparation of Abstracts”. The abstract should be sent to the address shown above pmicha06@ucy.ac.cy.

2. Please proceed with the registration at http://www.eastmeetswest.eu.com. The MEDCONF 2012 participants with a presentation will be provided with a 50% registration fee reduction. The amount to be invoiced will reflect this.

3. Take advantage of the early bird registration by the end of February 2012.

Scientific Committee:

Gagatsis Athanasios, Vice-Rector of Academic Affairs, University of Cyprus and Vice-president of the Cyprus Mathematical Society, Cyprus, gagatsis@ucy.ac.cy

(Chair)

 

Pitta – Pantazi Demetra, Department of Education, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

(Vice-Chair)

Members:

Avgerinos Evgenios, Department of Education, University of the Aegean, Greece, eavger@aegean.gr

D’Amore Bruno, Department of Mathematics, University of Bologna, Italy, damore@dm.unibo.it

Elia Iliada, Department of Education, University of Cyprus, Cyprus, iliada@ucy.ac.y

Grozdev Sava, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria, sava.grozdev@gmail.com

Kuzniak Alain, Laboratoire André Revuz (Ldr), UFR de Mathématiques, Université Paris Diderot, France, alain.kuzniak@univ-paris-diderot.fr

Lemonides Charalambos, Department of Primary Education, University of West Macedonia, Greece, lemonidi@eled.auth.gr

Llinares Salvador, Departamento de Didáctica de las Ciencias (Matemáticas), Facultad de Ciencias de la Educación, Universidad de Sevilla, España, Sllinares@ua.es

Potari Despoina, Department of Mathematics, University of Athens, Greece, dpotari@math.uoa.gr

Tabach Michal, Constantiner School of Education, Tel Aviv University, Israel, tabachm@post.tau.ac.il

Vandebrouck Fabrice, Laboratoire André Revuz (Ldr),  UFR de Mathématiques, Université Paris Diderot, France, vandebro@math.jussieu.fr

Vivier Laurent, Laboratoire André Revuz (Ldr), UFR de Mathématiques, Université Paris Diderot, France, laurent.vivier@univ-paris-diderot.fr

Zachariades Theodossios, Department of Mathematics, University of Athens, Greece, tzaharia@math.uoa.gr

Charalambos Charalambous, Department of Education, University of Cyprus,

cycharal@ucy.ac.cy
Leonidas Kyriakides, Department of Education, University of Cyprus,

kyriakid@ucy.ac.cy

Demetris Portides, Department of Classics and Philosophy, University of Cyprus,

portides@ucy.ac.cy

Athanasios Raftopoulos, Department of Psychology, University of Cyprus,

araftop@ucy.ac.cy

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