Adults Learning Mathematics
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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.


ALM 2020/21 Virtual Seminar Series


ALM is planning to run a series of virtual seminars and events over the coming year. Watch the video below for more information.

For more information and for bookings go to this page

Virtual seminar 7

The seventh virtual seminar “Building a Common European Numeracy Framework (CENF)”

The seventh virtual seminar “Building a Common European Numeracy Framework (CENF)” will take place on Thursday 18th March 2021 at 19h00 (UTC). Use this time zone converter for your local time.

Name of Speakers: Kees Hoogland (The Netherlands) & Javier Díez-Palomar (Spain)

Photo: Kees Hoogland (to the left), Javier Díez-Palomar (to the right)


Previous Virtual Seminar presentations can be found at our YouTube Channel !!


ALM 28 Hamburg

Photo: Jeff Evans, ALM. To the left: Hamburg Opera house. In the middle: Hamburg by night. To the right: The canals of Hamburg.
Below: The University of Hamburg that is hosting ALM28.

This year you are all welcome to the 28th ALM conference which will be virtual and hosted by colleagues at the University of Hamburg.
The conference will run from 5th – 7th July 2021 with the title of  Numeracy and Vulnerability.

We welcome a  wide range of contributions relating to the issue of Numeracy and Vulnerability. You might want to write about exploring the links between numerical competences and practices, or possible disadvantages in the context of finance and consumption, work and family, health (e.g. context Covid 19) or digitalisation. Also of interest are contributions on educational needs and educational policy frameworks that become visible in the context of numeracy and vulnerability.

The deadline for session proposals is March 14th, 2021. Abstracts for different forms of presentation and lengths will be welcomed. Further details of these and how to submit a proposal by clicking on the ALM 28 link at the top of this page.

The site will be regularly updated as more details about the conference are confirmed.

Welcome to ALM!

We are delighted you are interested in our work. We are an international forum for research into Adults Learning Mathematics at all levels. Founded in 1992, our membership now extends across Europe, the Americas, and Australasia, and includes the leading figures in mathematics education research, policy and practice, many numeracy practitioners, and postgraduate researchers.Our annual conferences offer those working with adults learning mathematics unique opportunities to present practical experiences, new thinking and research within a supportive and friendly environment. The conferences also offer opportunities to develop your professional network in this special interest group. Conference proceedings are published annually, along with an International Journal of peer reviewed papers.We invite you to browse our list of on-line publications and consider joining us at our next conference to share your ideas with others working in this field. Do also consider becoming a member of ALM and access our bulletin to keep up to date with news of ALM events and publications that are relevant to this international Adults Learning Mathematics research community.

Chair of ALM
Dr Beth Kelly

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