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In this edition of the HPM Newsletter, I would like to provide an update on our forthcoming 2016 HPM Satellite Meeting of the International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME).
The HPM Scientific Committee and the HPM Advisory Board have been working together with the Montpellier Local Committee to establish the scientific program of the 2016 ICME HPM Satellite Meeting. As announced in a previous HPM Newsletter, the 2016 ICME HPM Satellite Meeting will be held in Montpellier, France, from July 18 to July 22, 2016.
I am glad to report that the scientific program has been finalized. It includes plenary lectures, discussion groups, panels, workshops, research presentations, and posters. Below, you will find a summary.
Original sources in the classroom and their educational effects
ESPÉ de l’académie de Paris, France
Mathematics in Mediterranean countries: The Andalusia and Maghreb connection
Université de Lille, France
The mathematical cultures of medieval Europe
Victor J. Katz
Professor Emeritus, University of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC, USA
Formative years: Hans Freudenthal in prewar Amsterdam
Harm Jan Smid
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Mathematics and physics: An innermost relationship
Some didactical implications for their interdisciplinary teaching and learning
University of Crete, Greece
Integrating the history of mathematics into mathematics teaching: Some experience from China
Discussion Group 1: Geometry
Coordinators: Evelyn Barbin (France) and Leo Rogers (UK)
Discussion Group 2: History of mathematics in teachers’ education
Coordinators: Kathy Clark (USA) and Sebastian Schorcht (Germany)
Discussion Group 3: Original sources in the teaching and learning of mathematics
Coordinators: Tinne Hoff Kjeldsen (Denmark) and Janet Barnett (USA)
Panel 1: Theoretical and/or conceptual frameworks for integrating history in mathematics education
Michael Fried, Coordinator (Israel)
David Guillemette (Canada)
Niels Jahnke (Germany)
Panel 2: Mathematics in Mediterranean countries
Marc Moyon, Coordinator (France)
Mahdi Abdeljaouad (Tunisia)
Eva Caianiello (France and Italy)
The scientific committee has received a considerable number of workshop, research presentation, and poster submissions.
The program promises a thrilling and interesting international conference. I would like to thank the members of the scientific committee, the advisory board, and the local committee for their dedicated work.
I hope to see you all in Montpellier next year.
Université Laurentienne, Canada
Univ. Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brasil
In this brief note, I would like to provide you with an update of the ongoing preparation of the HPM 2016 Conference, and the Proceedings Initiative that aims at making our HPM proceedings available electronically.
I am happy to report that the preparation for the HPM 2016 conference has started. It is my pleasure to announce that HPM 2016 will take place at the Université Montpellier 2, France, where the IREM (Institut de Recherche sur l’Enseignement des Mathématiques) is located. I am grateful to Evelyn Barbin for her help in putting us in contact with the IREM network and in particular with Professor Nicolas Saby, chair of IREM of Montpellier.
Concerning the dates of the conference, we are making an effort to avoid overlaps with other major events. Although we are still working on the details, for the moment the date that seems to be the best is the week of July 18, 2016. We will keep you informed.
Here is a short description of the hosting institution.
Rich from its past and its heritage, as well as from the lifeblood stemming from today’s laboratories, the Université Montpellier 2 is a university of intensive research which activities cover a wide range of subjects:
* Health and Agronomy Biology;
* Biodiversity and Ecology;
* Evolution and Environment;
* Chemistry, Earth and Water Sciences;
* Mechanical Engineering;
* Mathematics and Computer Sciences;
* Management and Education Sciences
In 1808, Napoleon 1st founded the Science Faculty of Montpellier. Today, the University offers diversified and complementary courses, leading to 230 degree programmes from learning to in-service training, where students of 115 nationalities are welcomed.
Approximately 4000 staff participate in the life of the establishment. The University enrolls 16 500 students. The university is also famous for its 10 large collections of botany (second herbarium of France), paleontology, zoology, and mineralogy.
The IREM of Montpellier is a department of the Science Faculty of the Université Montpellier 2. It was created in 1969 to:
* Lead research on mathematics teaching;
* Contribute to the initial and in-service training of teachers;
* Develop and publish documents for teachers and trainers;
* Contribute to pedagogical experimentation.
The IREM of Montpellier has an important experience in organizing national and international meetings. For instance, the IREM of Montpellier organized a national IREM-Colloquium on Epistemology and History of Mathematics in 1985, as well as the First European Summer University “Epistemology and History in Education of Mathematics” (ESU) in 1993.
The HPM Proceedings Initiative
I would also like to report that we are in communication with ICMI administrators to continue uploading the proceedings of past conferences. I have received a PDF version of the HPM 2012 Conference from Professor Sung Sook Kim, of Paichai University in South Korea. The electronic copy of the proceedings will be available soon. For the time being the Proceedings of HPM 2004 (Uppsala) Conference are already online, thanks to the efforts of Fulvia Furinghetti, Costas Tzanakis, and Sten Kaijser (http://www.mathunion.org/icmi/digital-library/aos-conferences/)
I take advantage of this message to remind you that information concerning the forthcoming ESU-7 conference, to be held in Denmark this summer, is available in our site (http://www.clab.edc.uoc.gr/hpm/Meetings.htm).