Conference on Research in Mathematics Education in Ireland (MEI)

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The Seventh Conference on Research in Mathematics Education in Ireland (MEI 7) takes place this week. MEI 7 Mathematical Literacy, throughout and beyond education is hosted by the Institute of Education, Dublin City University, and will take place on the St Patrick’s Campus on  11 – 12 October 2019. MEI 7 is supported by the Centre for the Advancement of STEM Teaching and Learning (CASTeL) and the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA).

  • Location: DCU St Patrick’s Campus
  • Dates: 11-12 October 2019
  • Further details: download the First Announcement here.

About Mathematics Education in Ireland

MEI 7 continues with the proud tradition of hosting  a series of biennial conferences on the former grounds of St. Patrick’s College which now houses Ireland’s first Institute of Education here in DCU. It is dedicated to creating a stage for sharing ideas and best practices in the field of mathematics teaching, and exchanging findings of current research in mathematics education. Previous conferences have explored themes of Crossing Boundaries in Mathematics Education, (MEI 5, 2013); Mathematics Teaching Matters (MEI 4, 2011); “Mathematics for all” – extending mathematics capacity (MEI 3, 2009); “Walking the talk” – using mathematics education research (MEI 2, 2007); and Opening Doors  (MEI, 2005).

The diversity of contributors to the conference is a real strength and provides an opportunity for consultation, discussion, and co-operation. Our conference theme Mathematical Literacy, throughout and beyond education aims to foreground learner’s engagement with mathematics at all stages of the education system, and their development of mathematical proficiency within and beyond formal classroom settings.  This conference will build on the knowledge and collegial networks established at previous MEI conferences and also allow for a renewal of friendships and the establishment of contacts within the mathematics education community, while also providing a forum for:

  • Discussion of issues pertaining to mathematics teaching and learning across the continuum, from Early Years to Third level and beyond;
  • Consideration of future directions for mathematics education research in light of recent national developments and international trends;
  • Improving collaborations between mathematics education communities within Ireland and in other countries.

Find out more, or register your place here.


Gemma Creagh

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