Proceedings ALM-8, Roskilde, Denmark,2001

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Plenary Lectures

Lifelong Learning – a political agenda! Also a Research Agenda? 10

Henning Sailing Olesen

What Counts as Mathematics in Adult and Vocational Education? 21

Numeracy for empowerment and democracy?

Gail FitzSimons

(Dis)empowering forces in everyday mathematics. Challenges to democracy 33

Lena Lindenskov & Paola Valer o

Paper Presentations 43

Maths and Measurement: Developing measurement skills in adult learners 44

of mathematics. (An evaluation of the efficacy of critical mathematics methods in bridging education)

Anne Abbott

Secret knowledge: Indigenous Australians and learning mathematics 50

Roseann Benn

Mathematics for Parents: Issues of Pedagogy and Content 60

Marta Civil

Evaluating an educational programme for enhancing adults’ 68

quantitative problem-solving and decision-making Noel Coller an, John O Donoghue & Eamonn Murphy

What Numeracy Skills do Adults need for Life? 81

Dhamma Colwell

Developing the Ideas of Affect and Emotion among Adult Learners 88

Jeff Evans

Mathematics 97

– The STEPS for Empowerment in a University Foundation Program

Milton Fuller

Goals of numeracy teaching 103

Lene Ostergaard Johansen

Calculating people: measurement as a social process 112

Betty Johnston

A grounded approach to practitioner training in Ireland: some findings from 120

a national survey of practitioners in Adult Basic Education

Terry Maguire & John O ‘Donoghue

Adult Ways of Knowing: a Summary of Perspectives from 133

Five Research Groups

Katherine Safford

Mathematics and Society – Must all People Learn Mathematics? 139

Wolfgang Schlôglmann

Basic Skills Strategy – a practitioner perspective  145

Valerie Seabright

Mathematics Teaching for the Prevention and Reduction of Problem Gambling 146

Donald Smith

‘Real life’ in everyday and academic maths 156

Alison Tomlin

Poster Session 165

Teaching Adult Students Numeracy and Mathematics 166

Richards O. Angioma


Topic Groups 171

Topic Group A – Developing a Theoretical Framework for Adults Learning Mathematics

Developing a Theoretical Framework for Adults Learning Mathematics: 172

The Case of Numeracy

Tine Wedege & Roseanne Benn

Exploring A Hypothesis 173

Mark Schwartz

Topic Group B – Mathematics education for the workplace

A changed perception of mathematics for the workplace 178

Lisbeth Lindberg

ALM8 Conference

Mathematics education for the workplace 179

Jaine Chisholm Caunt

Mathematical Literacy; What’s in the name? 180

Henk van der Kooij

Topic Group C – Affective Factors in Adult Mathematics Learning

Affective Factors in Adult Mathematics Learning 181

Jeff Evans

Towards a Holistic Model of Numeracy Competence 183

Beth Marr

Mathematics Anxiety and Perceived Competency to Teach Among 193

Student Teachers

Alan Bowd & Patrick Brady

Breaking the Barrier – Student perception on how the necessary 200

maths support has facilitated entry into higher education

Patricia Alexander & Poppy Pickard

Workshops 207

Multimedia Maths – Multiplying Opportunities for Formal and  208

informal Numeracy Learning Laura Carroll & Sarah Kowall

Numeracy Skills for Life: Numeracy in the New Adult Basic Skills 209

Strategy in England Diana Coben

Personal methods as a means of achieving empowerment and democracy 217

Janet Duffln

Gender in ALM – Women and Men Learning Mathematics 223

Inge Henningsen

Practitioners, Questions and Research 233

David Kaye & EigilP. Hansen

Competence based math in modules 234

Harrie Sormani & Ben Hermeler