Papers and Presentations

Review Talks

Abstracts of Review Talks

The Languages of Mathematics
Abraham Arcavi

What Do ‘Good’ Teachers Know? Investigating Teacher Professional Knowledge
Frank Banks

Social Dimensions of Mathematics Education
Farida Abdulla Khan

Universalization of Elementary Math and Science As a Scientific Problem
Vivek Monteiro

Discourse and Learning in the Science Classroom
Eduardo F Mortimer

Design and Technology: An Emergent School Subject
Chitra Natarajan

People’s Knowledge of Proportions in Everyday Life and in the Classroom
Terezinha Nunes

Gender Exclusion in Science: Questions about Epistemology, Policies and Institutional Frameworks
Veena Poonacha

Objectifying Symbols: The Uneasy Journey of the Mathematical Object from the World, to Mind, to Discourse
Anna Sfard

First Steps Toward Proof
Shailesh A Shirali

Learning and Teaching Design and Technology: Meeting Needs, Developing Capability
Kay Stables

STRAND 1: Historical, Philosophical and Socio-cultural Issues Relevant to STM Education

Endorsing and Rejecting Scientific Claims: The Role of Evidence in Scientific Discourse
Leslie J. Atkins

What is Mathematics Education for?
Brian Greer

Unmasking the Gods: Clarifying Social Construction Theses in Mathematics Education
Jagdish Madnani

Chinthamani Ragoonathachary and Secularisation of Time During the Late Nineteenth Century Madras Presidency
Venkateswaran T. V.

Historico-Critical Analysis of the Concept of Mass: From Antiquity to Newton
Mashood K. K.

From One to Infinity: Historical Development and Student View of Large Numbers
Mala Saraswathy Nataraj & Michael O. J. Thomas

Sculpted by Culture: Students’ Embodied Images of Scientists
Ratna Narayan, Soonhye Park & Deniz Peker

Gender and Mathematics Education: Lessons from Pakistan
Anjum Halai

Gender Differences and Mathematics Achievement of Rural Senior Secondary Students in Cross River State, Nigeria
Sam William Bassey, M. T. Joshua & Alice E. Asim

Estimation of Gender Bias through Specially Developed Learning Material (Interactive C.D.) – A Study in Nashik City
Nikhila Bhagwat & Hemant Rajguru

STRAND 2: Cognitive Studies of STM Learning

An Indigenous Approach to Elementary Astronomy - How Cognitive Research Can Help
Shamin Padalkar & Jayashree Ramadas

Refined Concept Maps for Science Education: A Feasibility Study
Meena Kharatmal & Nagarjuna G.

Studying Indian Middle School Students’ Attitudes towards Technology
Ritesh Khunyakari, Swati Mehrotra, Chitra Natarajan & Sugra Chunawala

Evidences of Learning Through Collaboration in Design and Technology Tasks in Indian Classrooms
Swati Mehrotra, Ritesh Khunyakari, Sugra Chunawala & Chitra Natarajan

Moving from Analysing to Designing Artefacts: Studying Middle School Students’ Ideas about Design and Designers
Farhat Ara, Sugra Chunawala & Chitra Natarajan

Middle School Students' Knowledge about Static and Dynamic Artefacts Studied through their Drawings and Descriptions
Gandhimathy Selvaraj, Ritesh Khunyakari & Chitra Natarajan

Interplay between School Mathematics and Work Place Mathematics
Nirmala Naresh

The Use of Convenient Value Strategies among Young Train Vendors in Mumbai, India
Yasmin Sitabkhan

Strategic Content Learning Approach to Promote Self- Regulated Learning in Mathematics
Haneet Gandhi & M. Varma

Rote and Algorithmic Techniques in Primary Level Mathematics Teaching in the Light of Gagne’s Hierarchy
Amarendra Narayan

STRAND 3: Curriculum and Pedagogical Studies

The Introduction of Angles
Usha Menon

Introducing Fractions Using Share and Measure Interpretations: A Report from Classroom Trials
Jayasree Subramanian & Brijesh Verma

Exploring the Confusions: Bar Graphs
Susan Hillman

The Curriculum is More than Textbooks and Technology: Project M3: Mentoring Mathematical Minds
Linda Jensen Sheffield

Using Research on English to Understand Mathematical Writing
Byung-In Seo

Virtual Manipulatives: Potential Instructional Hazards and Possible Design-based Solutions
William Speer

Problem Solving In Mathematics: A Tool for Cognitive Development
Preety N. Tripathi

Achilles and the Tortoise Paradox – Finding the Zone of Proximal Development in Understanding Limit of a Sequence
Bronislaw Czarnocha & Vrunda Prabhu

Students Using a Mathematica Learning Project Work to Conceptualise the Derivative
Kristie Naidoo & Ramu Naidoo

What Do Cells Really Look Like? Children’s Resistance to Accepting a 3-D Model
Aisha Kawalkar & Jyotsna Vijapurkar

Stepping into Science in Small Schools: Together with Tools, Techniques and Toys
Lalit Kishore

Integrating Concepts and Skills Through Design of Learning Activities
Deepak S. Paranjape & Sudhakar C. Agarkar

STRAND 4: Systemic Change and Teacher Professional Development in STM Education

The Role of Formative Assessment in Enhancing Independent Learning and Reflective Teaching: Some Results of the Austrian IMST-Project
Thomas Stern

The STEM Agenda in the Context of Initial Teacher Education: Challenges and Potential Ways Forward
Graham Hardy, Andrew Howes, David Spendlove & Geoff Wake

Science Teacher Educators: A Shift towards Student-centredness
Sathiaseelan Pillay

“It makes Sense to Ask That Question”: A Closer Look at Student Questions
Anita Balasubramanian

Focus: Women of Rural Communities of Tamil Nadu
Vrunda Prabhu & Bronislaw Czarnocha

Initiatives Under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan for Improvement in Basic Numeracy Skills Among Children in the Early Grades
Binay Pattanayak