On a beautiful autumnal Saturday in November, the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics (BSRLM) hosted its international conference among the lovely surrounds of the Institute of Education’s beautiful campus and cloisters. The 7th November conference proved a great success, with over 100 delegates travelling from universities in the UK, including Oxford, Cambridge and UCL London and abroad (Japan, Turkey and Portugal).
In his role as the executive member and conference organiser of the BSRLM, Dr. Natthapoj Vincent Trakulphadetkrai (Vince) is a strong advocate of the great value in hosting national and international conferences here at the IoE.
Referring to the recent BSRLM conference, Vince said: “We were able to foster professional networking between members of our mathematics education research community here at the IoE (both staff and postgraduate students) with key authorities in the field. We were also able to showcase some of our community’s research projects through presentations given by a number of our members of staff and to help increase the visibility of our research community at national and international levels.
“From our BSRLM database, Catherine Foley’s doctoral research presentation on girls’ perception of mathematics, for example, was the most popular at the conference in terms of having the highest number of big names in the field offering to convene her session. Finally, as the conference was hosted here locally, it was much more affordable for our staff and students to attend this type of academic event”.
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