Mathematics education in an East-West perspective

November 12 2012

Room S04, Building 101, DTU, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby.


Teaching, learning and education with roots in local traditions and culture,

national goals and global perspectives.

10.00 – 10.10: Coffee and rolls, reception

10:15 – 11:15:

Berinderjeet Kaur (Professor, National Institute of Mathematics Education, Singapore) Evolution of the school mathematics curriculum in Singapore.

I will show in my presentation why importance is placed on the learning of mathematics

in Singapore and how the present day school mathematics may be said to be: Maths for

all but more maths for some.

11:15 – 11:50

Maurice O’Reilly (Professor, St Patrick’s College, Dublin) Recent

developments in mathematics curricular reform in Ireland.

11:50 – 12:20:

Anna Jørgensen (Associate Professor emirita, (University College,

Teacher Education Zahle)

Mathematics teaching and learning in the Danish primary

and secondary school (age 6 -16) with a perspective on mathematical competences and

working methods.

12:20 – 13:20 Lunch

13:20 – 14:20

Levi Elipane (Ph.D., Dept. of Science Education, University of


Lesson studies in Japan

14:20 – 15:00

Kaj Østergaard (Associate Professor, VIA University College, Aarhus)

15:00 – 15:15 15 Coffee break

15:15 – 15:45

Samuel Bengmark (Kalmar University): Gifted students in Sweden

15:45 – 16:00