Mathematics Education and Contemporary Theory
Manchester Metropolitan University
Friday pm 21 June - Monday am 24 June 2013
We are delighted to invite you to the second Manchester conference on Mathematics Education and Contemporary Theory.
Tony Brown, Yvette Solomon and Julian Williams
MECT explores the frontiers and possible futures of mathematics education through considering how theoretical resources enable alternative possibilities.
Castlefield Hotel /YHA
Respondent Elizabeth de Freitas
MECT 2 plan:
To initiate or continue conversations on a number of themes. Invitees
are welcome to suggest their own themes prior to the conference although
we will be limited by the constraints of available time and accommodation.
Delegates will be invited to submit contributory material addressed to
the announced themes in advance of the conference: we invite 1-2 page
provocations as well as longer papers.
invited to submit papers following ESM formatting requirements by May
These will be posted on the website prior to the conference, which will
be centred on extended discussions in response to the provocations, rather
than formal presentations.
Castlefield Hotel where 2-3 night packages including breakfast, lunch, use of pool/gym/sauna etc will be available. Rates per night: For 2 nights £95.00 single £115.00 double, and for 3 nights £85.00/£105.00.
The hotel is situated in the restored and largely traffic-free canal district, less than 1km from the city centre. This is next door
to the Museum of Science and Industry by the site of the
Roman fort in an attractive area with bars and restaurants.
£180 (non-waged £60) including evening meals on Friday
and Saturday, payable with registration form.
We have invited delegates working in the area. We welcome
suggestions of people who it would be good to include.
MECT launched in Manchester in July 2011 with 47 people. A
double Special Issue of Educational Studies in Mathematics
(2012, 80:1-2, 1-285) records the work. Other papers are to
be found on the conference website. A subgroup presented a
double symposium at the International Congress on
Qualitative Inquiry in Illinois in May 2012.