Netherlands, Utrecht

Mathematics Education

when 20 August 2018 - 31 August 2018
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 ECTS
fee EUR 600

The focus of the "Mathematics Education" course is: bringing participants up to date in curriculum development and research in the field of mathematics education; refreshing and deepening the knowledge of mathematics education. Topics will include: curriculum development, revealing talents of children, classroom experiments, emergent modeling, use of technology, assessment. The Summer School is organized by the Freudenthal Institute of the Faculty of Science and the Freudenthal Group of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences of Utrecht University.

The Summer School on Mathematics Education offers a blend of lectures, seminars and workshops on educational research and development in the fields of the early learning of mathematics and of primary, secondary and higher mathematics education. The program will be tailored towards the diverse interests of master’s students, PhD students, teachers, teacher educators, curriculum and assessment developers and researchers.

Topics will include: curriculum development, revealing and building on talents of students, classroom experiments, context and tools for modeling, assessment, and the use of technology for teaching and learning mathematics.

The Summer School is organized by the Freudenthal Institute of the Faculty of Science and the Freudenthal Group of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences of Utrecht University.

The presenters are experts in the area of teaching and learning mathematics and in the domain-specific theory of Realistic Mathematics Education (RME).

Course leader

Mieke Abels

Target group

Master’s students and PhD students in mathematics education and the education and learning sciences with a strong interest in mathematics education, early childhood and kindergarten teachers, primary and secondary school teachers, teacher educators, curriculum and assessment developers, and researchers. Proficiency in English will be essential for a fruitful participation in the Summer School.

Course aim

Bringing participants up-to-date in design and research in the field of mathematics education.

Credits info

3 ECTS
Certificate of Attendance

Fee info

EUR 600: Course + course materials + housing
EUR 350: Housing

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