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.

Conference organisers:
Tony Brown, Yvette Solomon and Julian Williams

MECT Vision:
MECT explores the frontiers and possible futures of mathematics education through considering how theoretical resources enable alternative possibilities.

 

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Venues:
Castlefield Hotel /YHA

Keynotes:
Anna Sfard
Respondent Elizabeth de Freitas
Ole Skovsmose
RespondentAlexandre Pais

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.
Delegates are invited to submit papers following ESM formatting requirements by May 1st.
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.

Accommodation:
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.

Conference Fee:
£180 (non-waged £60) including evening meals on Friday
and Saturday, payable with registration form.

Delegates:
We have invited delegates working in the area. We welcome suggestions of people who it would be good to include.

MECT history:
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.