Introduction to the Virtual Seminar Series
ALM 2021/22 Virtual Seminar Series
ALM is pleased to announce that following the success of the Virtual Seminar Series in 2020-2021 we propose to continue with a series in 2021-2022 and are pleased to share details of the first two events. More information on further events will follow.
|1. Lena Lindenskov – Monday 10th January 2022: 19h00 (UTC) Book now!|
|2. Takeaways from CERME12 – Saturday 5th February 2022: 1400 (UTC)|
|3. Iddo Gal – Monday 14th March 2022: 19h00 (UTC)|
|4. Gabriele Kaiser – April 2022 19h00 (UTC)|
1. “How to encourage citizenship for democracy through mathematics”
Exploring how mathematics can strengthen adults’ participation in formal and informal democracy”
This virtual seminar will take place on Monday 10th January 2022 at 19h00 (UTC).
Name of speaker: Lena Lindenskov (Denmark)
Lena’s topic focuses on how teachers might strengthen adults’ participation in formal and informal democracy. She will explore the notion of democracy and its links to adults mathematics education, giving examples but also posing questions about how mathematics/numeracy teachers can develop democratic approaches in their teaching planning.
You can book a place for this seminar and check your local time at this page.
Lena Lindenskov (Denmark)
Lena Lindenskov is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Theory and Curriculum Studies, Danish School of Education, Aarhus University.
Her research focusses on children’s, adolescents’ and adults’ interest and difficulties in learning mathematics, and on mathematical/numeracy competence related to democracy. She has been involved in a number of European Union projects and conferences focusing on adults learning mathematics In addition, she participated 1999-2004 in developing the Danish national curriculum and teacher training for Preparatory Adult Education in mathematics, with Tine Wedege and Bjarne Sonberg. She has contributed to the Danish mathematics team in PISA 1999-2019.
2. Takeaways from the CERME12 conference
The second virtual seminar “Findings of the Thematic Working Group on Adult Mathematics Education” will take place on Saturday 5th February 2022 at 14h00 (UTC).
Name of speakers: Kees Hoogland (The Netherlands), Beth Kelly (UK), Fiona Faulkner (Ireland), Javier Díez-Palomar (Spain). ALM trustees are leading the Thematic Working Group on Adult Mathematics Education.
This seminar with be recorded at the 12th Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (CERME12), in Bozen-Bolzano (Italy), 2nd to 6th of February, 2022.
This seminar will be presented from the closing session of our Thematic Working group of 12th Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (CERME12), online conference, 2nd to 5th of February, 2022.
This seminar will show the range of contributions from attendees, considering the breadth and depth of challenges faced by adults learning mathematics in different contexts as well as their motivations to engage with those challenges. As we are only too well aware many adults have had to deal with barriers to learning mathematics, whether cultural, political, emotional, educational, psychological, economic or social.
The leaders of the group will present on the work of the topic group. It will be a participative session.
You can book a place for this virtual seminar and check your local time at this page.
3. What every (numeracy) educator working with (young) adults should know about Civic Statistics, and why.
This virtual seminar will take place on Monday 14th March 2022 at 19h00 (UTC).
Name of speaker: Iddo Gal (Israel)
This virtual seminar focuses on understanding ‘Civic Statistics’ which pertain to ‘hot’ domains such as health, crime, poverty, employment, income, (in)equality, environment and pollution, and other social and economic topics. Civic Statistics are of critical importance to society and take central role in the news, hence are often politically debated.
You can read a longer abstract, book a place for this virtual seminar and check your local time at this page (soon).
Iddo Gal is an Associate Professor (retired), Dept. of Human Services, University of Haifa, Israel. Iddo enjoys multidisciplinary interests, encompassing the conceptualization, development and assessment of adult numeracy, statistical literacy and related functional competencies; and management of service organizations and empowerment of workers and clients of service organizations. Iddo is a Past-President of the International Association for Statistical Education (IASE), has chaired the Numeracy Expert Group of the OECD Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC), was a member of the ProCivicStat project (supported by the European Commission’s ERASMUS program), and has been working with UNESCO on developing frameworks for evaluating and enhancing adult numeracy for the U.N. Sustainable Development Goal 4.6.
ALM Virtual Seminar Organizing Committee
- Charlotte Arkenback (Sweden)
- Catherine Byrne (Ireland)
- Kees Hoogland (The Netherlands)
- Linda Jarlskog (Sweden)
- Beth Kelly (UK)
- Judy Larsen (Canada)