Round Table Presentations

Round Table Presentations: A new research forum


This format for research presentations provides opportunities for presenters to:

  • report on
    • specific aspects of a research project
    • recent or current initiatives, numeracy projects, and professional development programs
    • teacher education developments
  • discuss research in progress or a proposed project
  • seek support and/or collaborators for:
    • research projects
    • monographs, journal articles, or other publications
  • lead discussions on:
    • philosophical issues
    • methodological issues
    • political issues and activities
    • other issues related to mathematics education

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Forty minutes will be allocated for round table sessions. The format will follow the model adopted at AERA conferences. Several round tables, with 8-10 chairs around each, will be set up in a large space.
The round table format is unlike a formal paper presentation. It is a forum in which a conversation takes place. The presenter at each table will lead a discussion. Presenters will bring with them 20 copies of discussion papers or other relevant materials for participants to take with them. Participants will be free to move around the room, joining conversations that are taking place at the various tables.

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Proposals for Round Tables

Potential presenters will prepare proposals to be submitted at the same time as regular conference papers.
Proposals will take the form of an abstract of 250 words in which the aim(s) of the round table discussion is/are summarised.
The proposals will not be refereed but will be vetted by the member of the organising committee responsible for the organization of the round table session. The abstracts will be included in the conference proceedings.

Criteria for acceptance of Round Table proposals:

  • The 250 word abstract is clearly written
  • The author used the template provided
  • The proposal is related to mathematics education
  • The presenter is seeking support and/or collaborators for a research project, a monograph, journal article, or other publication OR the presenter is planning to lead a discussion on:
    • a philosophical issue
    • a methodological issue
    • a political issue or planned activity
    • another issue related to mathematics education

NB. If a regular research paper is not accepted for presentation and publication in the proceedings, the author(s) may be invited to resubmit the proposal as a short communication, poster, or round table presentation.

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