ALM30

The Adults Learning Mathematics – 30th conference will be hosted by the University of Limerick., Ireland.

The conference will be held from 3rd – 5th July 2023 at the University of Limerick.

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Conference theme

ALM30 Conference: 

Numeracy Theory and Practice in a Changing World.

Keynote Themes
Keynote speakers

Keynote speakers

Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals

According to SOLAS (2021: 26), the Irish State agency tasked with building a world class Further Education and Training (FET) sector, “mathematics is the study of abstract patterns and structures, while numeracy is concerned with contexts in which a person will use mathematical knowledge in everyday life.” Both the mathematical and numeracy demands for adult learners have changed in light of recent developments in many different aspects of our lives, ranging from evolving school curricula, the onset of an unprecedented pandemic, the move towards a technology-drenched society and civil unrest in many countries. In light of this, the Programme Committee for ALM30 believe that it would be timely to consider the impact that these events, and others, have had on the numeracy needs of the adult population. The Programme Committee are therefore calling for abstracts under the following headings (please note this is a targeted but not an exhaustive list of topics):

  • Numeracy in a Digital Era
  • Numeracy in a Sustainable, Healthy and Peaceful Global Environment
  • Numeracy Teaching and Learning across all Educational Sectors
  • Changing Numeracy Policies
  • Issues in Numeracy Education for Adult Learners in the 21st Century and Beyond

ALM30 will have a number of different types of sessions all based around this theme. These will include:

  • Key note sessions
  • Paper Presentations
  • Practical Workshops
  • Round table discussions

We are currently calling for abstracts for both paper presentations and practical workshops. Abstracts should be 250 – 350 words in length (excluding references). Please note that the deadline for submission of abstracts is February 17th 2023. Please use the following form to submit your abstract:

https://unioflimerick.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_b3oXiqkasqjp1Fs

If your paper/workshop proposal is accepted for ALM30 we will then request you to submit an extended version of the paper (~ 1000 words). We will provide you with support and a template for this in due course.

The revised abstracts will be published in the program of the conference. The final version of the abstracts will be published in the proceedings.

To be scheduled as presenter after acceptance of the proposal, authors have to register as conference participant.

Important deadlines 

Submission of abstracts February 17th 2023
Final notification of accepted abstracts
Final date for small revisions to abstracts (for programme)
Final date for Final Versions of an extended abstract (for proceedings).
Conference July 3rd to 5th, 2022

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Organising Committee.

Program overview

Program overview

Monday 3rd July 2023: Opening and full conference day
Tuesday 4th July 2023: full conference day with Annual General Meeting and Conference Dinner
Wednesday 5th July 2023: conference ends at lunch time

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Registration and payment module

1.  How can I participate?

Registration rates

Deadline for registration: June 30th 2023

ALM30 registration: … euros
ALM30 registration for students: … euros

* Please, notice that the conference dinner is not included in the registration fee.
More information about the price for the conference dinner and how to make a reservation will be published before the conference.

Registration for the conference

To register, please, click on the following link (or copy and paste it on your browser):

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Conference dinner

If you’ve been to an ALM conference, you might value the conference dinner as an integral part of the ALM community.
You (and your loved ones) are welcome to join us at the conference dinner at Tuesday evening.
Please, notice that the conference dinner is not included in the registration fee.
More information about the price for the conference dinner and how to make a reservation will be published before the conference.

For those having difficulty participating at the conference, particularly from countries that typically have low representation at the conference, and those with little to no funding to attend such a conference, there are free tickets available.
Please see the next tab for details on financial support options and how to apply.

Financial support to attend conference

ALM provides financial support to practitioners and researchers from institutions involved in Adults Learning Mathematics with limited resources to visit international conferences such as ALM30.
To apply for financial support, please complete the ALM_bursaryform_2022. Please return the form to the treasurer@alm-online.net

Venues

 

Monday: full conference day
Tuesday: full conference day with Annual General Meeting and Conference Dinner
Wednesday: conference ends at lunch time

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Programme Committee and Organizing Committee

Programme Committee

  • Niamh O’Meara  – Chair

Dr Niamh O’Meara

Dr Niamh O’Meara is a lecturer in mathematics education based in EPI∙STEM in the Univeristy of Limerick. She is also the deputy director of EPI∙STEM, Ireland’s only centre for STEM Education. Niamh completed her PhD in 2011, under the supervision of Prof. John O’Donoghue and Dr Olivia Fitzmaurice, by investigating the knowledge required to teach mathematics at second level. Her research interests include teacher knowledge, curricular issues in mathematics education, improving attitudes and performance in mathematics and numeracy education for all learner, including adults. In recent years Niamh has worked with colleagues across Europe to develop the Common European Numeracy Framework, a framework designed to identify key factors in improving the quality of numerate behaviour of adults (see www.cenf.eu). She has also worked closely with Ireland’s National Adult Literacy Agency [NALA] and produced a series of guidelines for good practice in integrated and standalone numeracy provision. Most recently Niamh was lead author on a report, commissioned by NALA which sought to investigate adult learners’ understanding and conceptualisation of numeracy.

Local Organising Committee

Accommodation

 

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Social program

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How to get to Limerick, Ireland?

ALM30 is organised in collaboration between

  • ALM Adults Learning Mathematics
  • University of Limerick, Ireland

 

                 

 

 

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