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ALM wishes all of our members the best of health and look forward to the next time we can all gather to share our research and teaching experiences about Adults Learning Mathematics at the ALM 28 virtual conference.


ALM28 Virtual Conference organised by the University of Hamburg

Numeracy and Vulnerability

The 28th Adults Learning Mathematics conference was virtual and hosted by colleagues at the University of Hamburg. The conference was held from 5th – 7th July 2021 with the title Numeracy and Vulnerability.

You can still watch all keynotes at our YouTube Channel

Dr Beth Kelly
ALM Chair of Trustees


Keynote 1 (90 Min): Vulnerability in Adult Life – and how it affects Numeracy Practices by Prof. Dr. Anke Grotlüschen (University of Hamburg)A

Keynote 2 (90 Min):
The international reproduction of vulnerability in numeracy assessments by Gelsa Knijnik (Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos)

Keynote 3 (90 Min):
The new literacies of automation: Justice in the digital era by Dr. Suzanne Smythe (Simon Frazer University, Burnaby, CAN)

Keynote 4 (90 Min):
Financial numeracy and vulnerability José Julián Coa-Alvira (UNIVERSITY, New York, USA)

Keynote 5 (90 Min):
Climate change in the mathematics and numeracy classroom- Discussion with Prof. Dr. Chris Budd and a workshop chaired by Dr. Beth Kelly (AML chairperson, University College Institute of Education)

Keynote 6 (90 Min):
Covid-19 and numeracy challenges by Kevin McConway (Open University, UK)

Chair of ALM
Dr Beth Kelly

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ALM 2020/21 Virtual Seminar Series

The ALM 2020/2021 virtual seminars series has been completed after 7 inspiring and well-visited seminars by, respectively, the Irish Maths Week, Keiko Yasukawa, Jeff Evans, Linda Ahl, Peter Liljedahl, Marta Civil, Javier Díez-Palomar, and Kees Hoogland.
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Previous Virtual Seminar presentations can be found at our YouTube Channel !!