My AERA presentation

I am giving my presentation on Tuesday, April 14, in a symposium session from 10:35am to 12:05pm. Here is the slideshow for my presentation:


(Direct link to paper)

Here is the article I am presenting:

Mosvold-Fauskanger, AERA 2009 paper

(Direct link to the article)

Preparation for our symposium session

I have just been to a preparation meeting for our symposium  session at AERA tomorrow. The session is called Adapting and Using U.S. Measures of Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching in Other Countries: Lessons and Challenges. The session is going to be chaired by Deborah L. Ball, and there are going to be five presentations of papers:

  • I am going to make the first presentation after the chair’s introductoin, and I am going to present a paper that I have written in collaboration with my colleague, Janne Fauskanger: Challenges of Translating and Adapting the MKT Measures for Norway
  • The next presentation is going to be held by Minsung Kwon from South Korea. She is going to present her paper: Validating the Adapted MKT Measures in Korea
  • Dicky Ng is following up with a presentation of his study in Indonesia. The title of his paper is: Translating and Adapting the Geometry Measures for Indonesia
  • Yaa Cole unfortunately couldn’t make it, but there has been prepared a video presentation of her paper: Studying the Work of Teaching Mathematics in Ghana
  • The final presentation is made by Sean Delaney from Ireland. He was the one who invited us all to participate in this symposium, and he has been in charge of the entire process. He is presenting his paper: Using Qualitative and Quantitative Methods to Study Construct Equivalence of a Teacher Knowledge Construct
After our presentations there has been allocated some time for the two scholars who has been invited to be discussants in the session: Kathryn M. Anderson-Levitt and William H. Schmidt. The entire session will take place between 10:35am and 12:05pm (tomorrow, Tuesday, April 14) in the Santa Rosa room at the San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina.
I will report further from the session tomorrow.

AERA 2009 Annual Meeting

This week, the 90th annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) takes place in San Diego, California. The theme for this year’s conference is Disciplined Inquiry: Education Research in the Circle of Knowledge and I am attending for the first time! According to a news release, it is going to be a really big thing too:

When the American Educational Research Association (AERA) hosts the AERA Annual Meeting next month, more than 14,000 education research scholars will convene in San Diego, California where 2,000 peer-reviewed sessions are scheduled from April 13 to17.

AERA was founded in 1916, and it is:

(…) the most prominent international professional organization, with the primary goal of advancing educational research and its practical application (Source).

As of today, it has more than 26,000 members worldwide, and the membership represents a broad range of disciplines like:

  • education
  • psychology
  • statistics
  • sociology
  • history
  • economics
  • philosophy
  • anthropology
  • political science
I will do my best to cover the event here on my blog, and with such a broad range of disciplines, vast amount of members and presenters, I am absolutely sure that this conference is going to be great!

Preparations for AERA

I am spending the last few days at home before I leave for the AERA conference in San Diego. This is the first time I go to this conference, and I am really looking forward to it! 

I am going to present on Tuesday, April 14, in a symposium session called: Adapting and using U.S. measures of Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching in other countries: Lessons and challenges. The session will take place in the San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina, the Santa Rosa room,  between 10:35am and 12:05pm. I am presenting on behalf of my research group at the University of Stavanger, Norway. Our paper is ready, and the presentation is also more or less finished. I will post them both here my blog on Tuesday. 
Preparing for the AERA, I was just reading a post by fellow blogger and twitterer, Bud Talbot, about his preparations for the conference. I think Bud is making some interesting points about the “game” of attending conferences, making presentations etc. Worth reading!
Hopefully, I will be able to cover the conference quite well through this blog and my twitter account

AMTE Annual Conference

Today, the 13th Annual Conference of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) started in Orlando, Florida. Unfortunately, I am not there, so I cannot report from the conference. If anyone is, please tell me! And if you are blogging from the conference (or know about someone who does), please leave a note in the comment field 🙂

The conference program looks very interesting indeed, so I would love to get information about whether some papers are published somewhere, etc.


The CERME 6 conference starts today in Lyon, France. The conference is organized by ERME, which is the European society for Research in Mathematics Education. The main aims of ERME are to:

(…)to promote communication, cooperation and collaboration in research in mathematics education in Europe

Unfortunately, I am not attending the conference myself, so I am not going to report from it. If you want to learn more about the scientific program for the conference, you can find it here. Below is the location of the conference venue:

epiSTEME 3

A little more than a month ago, Mumbai (India) was the venue for a three-day massacre that caught the world’s attention (see for instance this Newsweek article). This week, a far more peaceful event takes place in Mumbai, namely the 3rd International conference to review research on Science, TEchnology and Mathematics Education (epiSTEME 3). The conference presents a number of interesting main speakers, but unfortunately there appears to be little or no live coverage. As far as I can tell, none of the presentations are put online, but you can still get an impression by reading the extensive list of abstracts.

ATM eNews

ATM Conference 2009ATM eNews is available, and it was published yesterday. Those who subscribe to the newsletter have probably got an email about it already, and those who don’t can read the entire newsletter online. The eNews contains lots of useful information about new publications, conferences, etc. If you don’t know, ATM is the Association of Teachers of Mathematics (in UK), and it has about 4000 members. ATM has an annual conference, which might be worth paying attention to. Online registration is now open.

PME 33

The next annual conference for the International Group of Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME) is going to be held in Thessaloniki, Greece. The conference will take place between July 19-24, 2009. The conference venues will be the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the University of Macedonia. The theme of the conference has been chosen to be: “In search for theories in Mathematics Education”. Be sure to check the list of important dates, if you plan to attend. The next deadline to look out for is January 12, for those who plan to submit research reports.