Proposals Submission

Last Update: 23.08.2017

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Proposals should be submitted online from this webpage. Please visit the following URL:

https://esu8.edc.uoc.gr/submissions/

and create your personal account in order to be able to submit your proposals.

 

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To print a copy of the Activity Application Form click HERE

 

IMPORTANT: Proposals will be peer-reviewed by at least two independent referees, who will be asked to complete a Blind Review Form, in accordance with the specified Guidelines.

Authors are adviced to download the Blind Review Form with the specified Guidelines to referees.

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Guidelines to referres

The reviewing process

(a) Each proposal will be reviewed by two independent referees, who will complete the attached Blind Review Form.

(b) In case of conflicting reports (one positive and one negative), the paper will be adjudicated by a third referee. The final decision will be made by the chair and co-chairs of ESU-8, on the basis of all three reports.

(c) Any proposal receiving two negative reports will not be accepted. All other proposals should be revised satisfactorily according to the referees’ suggestions and comments before they are finally accepted for inclusion in the ESU-8 scientific program.

Referees should comment on the proposal, by taking into account the evaluation criteria listed below. The referees’ comments should be as explicit, detailed and constructive as possible, in order to provide the chair and co-chairs with a sound basis for their decision and to help the authors revise their proposal, if necessary.

It is left to the referees’ discretion to differentiate between a commentary to the Editors and comments to the authors.

 

Evaluation criteria

It would be of great help if the referees’ recommendations are based on the following evaluation criteria[1]:

A. Relevance: Is the proposal clearly related to at least one of the 6 themes mentioned in the Review Form? Is it appropriate for the activity proposed by its authors’1?

B.1. Interest for other researchers: Does the subject have a sound motivation? All proposals should clearly indicate the scientific interest of the results.

B.2. Importance for teachers & students’ education: Is the subject matter of the proposal expected to be useful, insightful and stimulating for students’ education, including teacher education?

B.3. Originality: Is the work novel? Does the work contain and/or refer to significant additional material to that already published? If you feel that the proposal lacks sufficient originality, it would be useful to supply references for transmission to the authors.

B.4. Interest and relevance of empirical investigation (if applicable): Is the research plan and design, as well as any eventual presentation of data meaningful and interesting?

B.5. Appropriateness for a 2-hour Workshop based on historical/epistemological material (if applicable). Is there reference to the material to be used and/or is necessary for the proposed workshop; namely, historical and/or epistemological texts like excerpts from original sources, texts with an epistemological analysis of historical developments etc? Please see the Application Form for more details on what is expected from proposals for such workshops.

B.6. Appropriateness for a 1.5-hour Workshop based on didactical/pedagogical material that integrates historical elements (if applicable): Is there reference to the material to be used and/or is necessary for the proposed workshop; namely, texts for using in the classroom and/or for teachers’ information and education, worksheets for students, outline of didactical activities etc. Please see the Application Form for more details on what is expected from proposals for such workshops.

B.7 Clarity & readability: Are the main ideas and the focus expressed clearly and concisely? Are the concepts understandable? Is the proposal written in readable English, French or Norwegian? A proposal needing major language revision should not be considered further, except if the referee thinks that it is particularly worthwhile.

 

Important note

(a) Oral presentations and short oral communications: Each oral presentation includes 25 minutes of presentation and 5 minutes of discussion. Each short oral communication includes 5 minutes of presentation (aiming at communicating some specific results, usually concerning work in progress) and 5 minutes of discussion. Both are activities in the spirit of a conventional research conference.

(b) Workshops: A major part of each ESU program consists of workshops: They are activities aiming at engaging participants into some kind of practical work by studying a specific subject and having a follow-up discussion. To this end, the workshop organizer prepares, presents and distributes the historical/epistemological or didactical/pedagogical material, which motivates and orients the exchange of ideas and the discussion among the participants. Participants read and work on the basis of this material (e.g. original historical texts, didactical material based on such texts, students’ worksheets etc).

[1] For their numbering see the Blind Review Form to be completed.


Blind Review Form

 8th EUROPEAN SUMMER UNIVERSITY

ON HISTORY AND EPISTEMOLOGY IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION

ESU-8

Oslo & Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Norway

20 – 24 July 2018

BLIND REVIEW FORM

 

IMPORTANT: Please send your report to esu8.tzanakis@edc.uoc.gr,  before December 1, 2017

Νame of Reviewer:…………………………………………………………………………..

Reviewer’s email:………………………………………… Date:……………….………

Proposal ID: ……

Title of the proposal …………………………………………………………………………………

………………………………………………………………………………………………………

 

 

Each proposal should deal with some aspect of History and Epistemology of Mathematics in Mathematics Education, with emphasis on at least one of the ESU-8 main themes:

ESU-8 Main Themes:

Theme 1: Theoretical and/or conceptual frameworks for integrating history and epistemology of mathematics in mathematics education;

Theme 2: History and epistemology in students and teachers mathematics education: Curricula, courses, textbooks, and didactical material of all kinds – their design, implementation and evaluation;

Theme 3: Original historical sources in teaching and learning of and about mathematics;

Theme 4: Mathematics and its relation to science, technology, and the arts: Historical issues and socio-cultural aspects in relation to interdisciplinary teaching and learning;

Theme 5: Topics in the history of mathematics education;

Theme 6: History of mathematics in the Nordic countries.

ESU-8 type of activities:

  1. Workshop based on historical/epistemological material (2 hours)
  2. Workshop based on didactical/pedagogical material that integrates historical elements (1.5 hours)
  3. Oral presentation (30 min)
  4. Short Oral Communication (10 min)
  5. Poster presentation
  6. Exhibition of didactical material, relevant to the ESU-8 main themes

 

  1. A. Relevance[1]:

(a) Please, indicate the main theme(s)[2] to which the proposal is related:

(b) Please indicate the type of activity[3] for which the proposal is most appropriate (it may differ from that proposed by its authors):

 

  1. Please give your opinion related to the proposal on the following points, skipping those which are not appropriate (Mark with an X the appropriate box)

 

very poor poor fair good very good
1 Interest for other researchers
2 Importance for teachers & students’ education
3 Originality
4 (If applicable) interest and relevance of empirical investigation
5 (If applicable) appropriateness  for a 2-hour Workshop based on historical/epistemological material
6 (If applicable) appropriateness  for a 1.5-hour Workshop based on didactical/pedagogical material that integrates historical elements
7 Clarity & readability
Overall evaluation of the proposal

 

 

Recommendation: I would recommend including this proposal to the ESU-8 scientific program strongly disagree disagree cannot decide agree, provided changes are made agree strongly agree

 

 

  1. C. General comments

Below, please provide additional details for your recommendation and some general comments (e.g. suggestions for revision if recommended for acceptance; clear reasons for rejection if recommended for rejection; suitability for the proposed type of activity, or/and suitability for an activity different from the proposed one, etc).

 

[1] Please, see the guidelines for Referees.

[2] Please, give their number in the above list.

[3] Please, give its number in the above list.

Activity Application Form

8th EUROPEAN SUMMER UNIVERSITY ON

HISTORY AND EPISTEMOLOGY IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION (ESU-8)

 

Oslo & Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Norway

20 – 24 July 2018

APPLICATION FORM
FOR PROPOSING AN ACTIVITY
WORKSHOP, ORAL PRESENTATION,
SHORT ORAL COMMUNICATION, POSTER, EXHIBITION

 

To be submitted before 31 October 2017 via https://esu8.edc.uoc.gr/submission  

Name & Surname:

Affiliation:

Institution (full address):

Country :

e-mail:

Proposal for (please, tick as appropriate):

Workshop based on historical/epistemological material (2 hours)

Workshop based on didactical/pedagogical material that integrates historical elements (1.5 hours)

Oral presentation (30 min)

Short Oral Communication (10 min)

Poster presentation

Exhibition of didactical material, relevant to the ESU-8 main themes

Language of presentation (please, tick as appropriate):

English, Norwegian, French

Main Themes of the ESU-8: (please, tick as appropriate):

1. Theoretical and/or conceptual frameworks for integrating history and epistemology of mathematics in mathematics education
2. History and epistemology in students and teachers mathematics education: Curricula, courses, textbooks, and didactical material of all kinds – their design, implementation and evaluation
3. Original historical sources in teaching and learning of and about mathematics
4. Mathematics and its relation to science, technology, and the arts: Historical issues and socio-cultural aspects in relation to interdisciplinary teaching and learning
5. Topics in the history of mathematics education
6. History of mathematics in the Nordic countries

 

 

 

Title:

  • For Workshops, it is expected that participants will be engaged into some kind of practical work by studying a specific subject and having a follow-up discussion under the coordination of the workshop organizer. To this end, the workshop organizer prepares, presents and distributes relevant material which motivates and orients the exchange of ideas and the discussion among the participants. Participants read, work and discuss on the basis of this material under the workshop organizer’s coordination. Therefore, provide (in English or French) an Abstract of the proposed Workshop of no more than 500 words (one A4 page) with focus on:

(i) Detailed reference to the material to be used and/or is necessary for the proposed workshop; namely,

  • For workshops based on historical/epistemological material: Historical and/or epistemological texts (excerpts from original sources, texts with an epistemological analysis of historical developments etc).
  • For workshops based on didactical/pedagogical material that integrates historical elements: texts for using in the classroom and/or for teachers’ information and education, worksheets for students, outline of didactical activities etc.

(ii) The age and level of education of students to whom the workshop refers, including teachers’ pre- and in-service education.

(iii) Description of how this material will be used in the workshop, the way participants will be guided to interact with this material, whether there will be group work during the workshop and/or plenary discussion on the given material etc.

It will be possible for workshop organizers to have this material posted on the ESU-8 website beforehand, for registered participants to consult and study in advance.

 

  • For Oral Presentation, Short Oral Communication, Poster, or Exhibition, provide (in English, or French) an Abstract of your proposal of no more than 500 words (one A4 page):

Each oral presentation includes 25 minutes of presentation and 5 minutes of discussion. Each short oral communication includes 5 minutes of presentation (aiming at communicating some specific results, usually concerning work in progress) and 5 minutes of discussion. Both are activities in the spirit of a conventional research conference.

 

ABSTRACT