Contrary to past ICME practice, Discussion Groups for ICME-12 will be created in response to a proposal submitted by a group of up to five persons representing a diverse region of the world.
As their name suggests, Discussion Groups (DGs) are designed to gather Congress participants who are interested in discussing, in a genuinely interactive way, certain challenging, controversial or emerging issues and dilemmas of interest to an international or regional audience. The focus of DGs should be distinct from the subjects covered in the Topic Study Groups (TSG) (see Topic Study Groups for a listing of the TSGs for ICME 12) but could discuss a specific issue in greater detail than that of a TSG. Each DG will be allocated two time slots of 90 minutes each during the Congress.
A proposal should include
- Description of the background and expertise of the proposed organizers
- Detailed description of the topic including anticipated aims and a rationale for the topic
- Key questions and issues for the DG to consider
- A precise description of the anticipated structure that will be used to manage the discussion during the two sessions, taking into account there will be no oral presentations in a DG except introductions by the organizers of the group to provide the background and framework for the discussion.
DG proposal submission is now available! Please refer to an Application form on Proposal & Paper Submissions. Members of the organizing team must conform to the ICME custom that a person may only play one major (TSG Co-Chairs, DG Co-Chairs, Survey Team, Plenary Panel, Plenary lecture and Regular lecture)and one minor role(poster presentation & other forms of contribution to the scientific program) at ICME. Note that proposing a DG will be considered a major role. Proposals should be received by the International Program Committee (IPC) by June 30, 2011. Proposals will be reviewed in accordance to the relevance of the topic to an international audience, the diversity and expertise of the proposed organizing team, and the format proposed for the discussion. Proposers will be notified of acceptance by August 15, 2011.
Tasks for Organizing Teams (OT)
The OT will be expected to:
- Set up and maintain the DG web page
Before the congress, the discussion group organizing team will post their page at the ICME-12 web site (http://icme12.org) including contributions that define, limit, and/or present basic premises, theoretical considerations, research findings, viewpoints and facts that should be accounted for if a fruitful discussion is to be attained. Prior to the congress, participants can send individual contributions to the organizers for consideration as additional background information and may raise questions or participate in an exchange of ideas through the web site.
- Produce a progress report by December 30, 2011
- Submit a final version of the DG presentation to be included in the Final program booklet. The final version must be sent to the Local Organizing Committee by April 10th, 2012. This description for the Final Program booklet should be between one and two pages (700 to 1,400 words) with the following:
a) Name of DG and composition of the organizing team
b) General description of the program for this DG; that is the aims, scope, list of main questions it addresses, the rationale which guided the OT in arriving at the program, and so on.
c) The program of the DG, that is, the manner in which the discussion is organized and distributed in the two sessions.
● Download Final Paper Template
- Organize and manage the DG sessions during the Congress
- Produce a final report for the ICME-12 Proceedings
- Deadline summary:
June 30, 2011 Proposal submission
August 15, 2011 Notification of acceptance
December 30, 2011 Progress report
April 10, 2012 On-line submission of final version of the DG program.
An IPC liaison will be appointed for each DG. The role of the IPC liaison officer is to support and be an important resource on how a DG works. Another source for information and guidance in planning a DG are the websites of recent ICMEs (see www.icme11.org and www.icme10.dk).
Thank you for your willingness to contribute to the success of ICME-12. We are looking forward to an energetic exchange of ideas and information through the Discussion Groups.
DG 1: Current problems and challenges in Non-university Tertiary Mathematics Education (NTME)
DG 2: Creativity in Mathematics Education
DG 3: Issues Surrounding Teaching Linear Algebra
DG 4: The Evolvement of Mathematics Teachers' Community-of-Practice
DG 5: Uses of History of Mathematics in School (pupils aged 6 - 13)
DG 6: Postmodern Mathematics
DG 7: Improving Teacher Professional Development Through Lesson Study
DG 8: Theory and Perspective of Mathematics Learning and Teaching from the Asian Regions
DG 9: Using Technology to Integrate Geometry and Algebra in the Study of Functions
DG 10: New Challenges in Developing Dynamic Software for Teaching and Learning Mathematics
DG 11: Mathematics Teacher Retention
DG 12: Mathematics Teacher Educators’ Knowledge for Teaching
DG 13: The Role of Mathematics Education in Helping to Produce a Data Literate Society
DG 14: Mathematical Modeling in Connecting Concepts to Real World Application
DG15: Mathematics and Culture in Micronesia: An exploration of the mathematical aspects of indigenous practices
DG16: Can art save mathematics?
DG17: Teaching of Problem Solving in School Mathematics Classrooms