Higher Education Mathematics Education Conference 12th November 2009, University of Limerick
National Centre for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and Learning (NCE-MSTL)
University of Limerick
What is HEMEC?
Higher Education Mathematics Education Conference (HEMEC) was a one-day conference organised by PhD research students from Coventry, Loughborough and Limerick, with support from the MSOR Network.
sigma is a Centre for Excellence in mathematics and statistics support, which sponsors PhD students at Coventry and Loughborough universities. The MSOR Network is one of the Subject Centres of the Higher Education Academy, which aims to help institutions, discipline groups and all staff to provide the best possible learning experience for their students.
HEMEC took place on November the 12th 2009 at the University of Limerick and explored the themes of technology, transition from 2nd to 3rd level and mathematics teacher education at the tertiary level of mathematics education. This conference targeted both research students and researchers/lecturers, and aimed to be a stepping stone towards building a stronger, more focused community of researchers within HE mathematics education. Presentations took the form of short talks and posters.
10:30 Introduction by organising committee and university
10.45 Dr. Chris Sangwin
Title - Avoiding "a patchery and confusion of disjointed stuff", or
turning jugglers into scholars!
11:30 Tea/ Coffee
11.40 Dr. Catherine Paolucci
Title - Creating meaningful learning experiences in
mathematics teacher education
12.25 Post Grad Presentations Part 1
14.15 Dr Miriam Liston & Dr Olivia Gill
Title - Factors impacting on the transition to third level
mathematics: An insight into the 'Mathematics Problem' in
15:00 Dr. Peter Samuels
Title - Investigating advanced mathematical thinking through
knowledge representation techniques
15:25 Tea/ Coffee
16:00 Expert Panel