9th Delta Conference on Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics 2013

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  • You are kindly invited to par­tic­i­pate in the 9th Delta Con­fer­ence on Teach­ing and Learn­ing of Under­grad­u­ate Math­e­mat­ics and Sta­tis­tics 2013, held Novem­ber 24 – 29, 2013 in Kiama, Aus­tralia.

    Light­house DELTA 2013 builds on the knowl­edge and col­le­gial net­works estab­lished in pre­vi­ous Delta con­fer­ences, a series of bien­nial south­ern hemi­sphere sym­posia that began in Bris­bane in 1997. Delta attracts a wide inter­na­tional audi­ence of math­e­mati­cians, edu­ca­tors and researchers com­mit­ted to improv­ing under­grad­u­ate math­e­mat­ics and sta­tis­tics education.

    The 2013 con­fer­ence will be held at the Pavil­ion, in the coastal town Kiama, in New South Wales, Aus­tralia. The con­fer­ence theme, Shin­ing through the fog encap­su­lates the chal­lenges faced by those with respon­si­bil­i­ties for build­ing the math­e­mat­ics and sta­tis­tics capac­ity needed for the 21st century.

    Con­fer­ence Topics

    The theme of the con­fer­ence “Shin­ing through the fog” aims to cover the wide range of chal­lenges faced by those respon­si­ble for pro­vid­ing math­e­mat­ics edu­ca­tion within the higher edu­ca­tion sec­tor, includ­ing but not lim­ited to:

    • Cur­ricu­lum renewal to adapt to the chang­ing needs of our graduates
    • Teach­ing and learn­ing stan­dards related to math­e­mat­ics and statistics
    • Teach­ing math­e­mat­ics and sta­tis­tics to non-​mathematicians
    • The chang­ing stu­dents expectations
    • Inno­v­a­tive teach­ing and assess­ment approaches
    • Path­ways into uni­ver­sity level math­e­mat­ics and statistics
    • Influ­enc­ing policy

    Pre­sen­ta­tion types

    There will be three types of pre­sen­ta­tions at the con­fer­ence: full paper pre­sen­ta­tions (dead­line: 21.08.2013), abstract only pre­sen­ta­tions (31.08.2013) and poster presentations.

    Full papers will be pub­lished in a spe­cial iJMEST issue or in the Con­fer­ence Pro­ceed­ings. Abstracts for oral and poster pre­sen­ta­tions will be pub­lished in the Con­fer­ence Proceedings.

    Each par­tic­i­pant will be allowed to make only ONE pre­sen­ta­tion. How­ever, sub­ject to this con­di­tion, par­tic­i­pants may be named as an author on more than one paper or abstract. No paper will be accepted unless at least one author is reg­is­tered for the conference.

    Keynote Speakers

    This year we will be host­ing keynote speak­ers aligned with our theme advanc­ing teach­ing and learn­ing of under­grad­u­ate math­e­mat­ics and sta­tis­tics. We have assem­bled an excit­ing group of invited speak­ers, refer below for con­firmed keynote speaker details:

    San­dra Laursen, Ph.D., Co-​Director and Research Asso­ciate in the Ethnog­ra­phy & Eval­u­a­tion Research (E&ER) cen­ter at Uni­ver­sity of Colorado

    San­dra Laursen is co-​director of Ethnog­ra­phy & Eval­u­a­tion Research (E&ER), an inde­pen­dent research unit at the Uni­ver­sity of Col­orado Boul­der that stud­ies higher edu­ca­tion and career devel­op­ment in sci­ence, engi­neer­ing and mathematics.

    Her research inter­ests include under­rep­re­sen­ta­tion of women and peo­ple of color in the sci­ences, inquiry-​based teach­ing and learn­ing, and orga­ni­za­tional change in higher education.

    Laursen has pub­lished chem­istry cur­ricu­lum man­u­als and jour­nal arti­cles in chem­istry, edu­ca­tion, gen­der stud­ies, and the Jour­nal of Irre­pro­ducible Results, co-​directed a doc­u­men­tary film, and recorded a CD with Res­o­nance Women’s Cho­rus. She earned a Ph.D. in chem­istry from the Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia at Berkeley.

    Pro­fes­sor John William Rice, Pro­fes­sor of Math­e­mat­ics at Syd­ney University

    John Rice is Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the Aus­tralian Coun­cil of Deans of Sci­ence (ACDS) and an hon­orary pro­fes­sor of math­e­mat­ics at Syd­ney Uni­ver­sity. He was the inau­gural pres­i­dent of the Coun­cil from 1995 – 1998 and served again as pres­i­dent from 2006 — 2008. His math­e­mat­i­cal inter­ests are in dif­fer­en­tial and alge­braic geometry.

    As Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the ACDS from 2008 he estab­lished its annual teach­ing and learn­ing con­fer­ences and more recently the ACDS Teach­ing and Learn­ing Cen­tre. These have cre­ated a national forum for teach­ing and learn­ing lead­ers in uni­ver­sity sci­ence and math­e­mat­ics, and a high pro­file for the ACDS in teach­ing and learn­ing policy.

    Pro­fes­sor Marcelo C. Borba, Pro­fes­sor of Math­e­mat­ics at State Uni­ver­sity of Sao Paulo

    Marcelo C. Borba is a pro­fes­sor of the grad­u­ate pro­gram in math­e­mat­ics edu­ca­tion and of the math­e­mat­ics depart­ment of UNESP (State Uni­ver­sity of Sao Paulo), cam­pus of Rio Claro, Brazil, where he chairs the research group GPIMEM.

    His research inter­ests are in the use of dig­i­tal tech­nol­ogy in math­e­mat­ics edu­ca­tion, online dis­tance edu­ca­tion, mod­el­ing as a ped­a­gog­i­cal approach and qual­i­ta­tive research methodology.

    Marcelo has served in the edu­ca­tion com­mit­tee of the main research fund­ing agency of Brazil from 2008 till 2011. He is a mem­ber of the edi­to­r­ial board of Edu­ca­tional Stud­ies in Math­e­mat­ics, and an asso­ciate edi­tor of ZDM.

    He wrote sev­eral books, book chap­ters and ref­er­eed papers pub­lished in Por­tuguese and in Eng­lish. He is the edi­tor of a col­lec­tion of books in Brazil for the last ten years, which includes 25 books to date.

    Pro­fes­sor Mer­ri­lyn Goos, Pro­fes­sor of Edu­ca­tion at The Uni­ver­sity of Queensland

    Mer­ri­lyn Goos is a Pro­fes­sor of Edu­ca­tion at The Uni­ver­sity of Queens­land, Aus­tralia, where she has worked for 20 years as a math­e­mat­ics teacher edu­ca­tor and math­e­mat­ics edu­ca­tion researcher. From 2008 – 2012 she was Direc­tor of the Teach­ing and Edu­ca­tional Devel­op­ment Insti­tute, work­ing with all Fac­ul­ties and dis­ci­plines to improve the qual­ity of teach­ing and learn­ing in the university.

    Her research inter­ests include math­e­mat­ics teacher edu­ca­tion, numer­acy edu­ca­tion in school and non-​school con­texts, and teach­ing and learn­ing in higher education.

    She is cur­rently Pres­i­dent of the Math­e­mat­ics Edu­ca­tion Research Group of Aus­tralia and an Asso­ciate Edi­tor of Edu­ca­tional Stud­ies in Mathematics.

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