ICDME-Tsukuba Conference 2022

International Cooperation Development in Mathematics Education

CRICED, University of Tsukuba

Conference Theme

Introduction

At the concluding session of Topic Study Group 61 (TSG 61) at the 14th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME 14), there were several requests to expand and extend the work of TSG 61. These requests have led to the interim formation of the International Cooperation Development in Mathematics Education Discussion Group (ICDME).
This conference forms part of ICDME’s plans to initiate a community in international cooperation development whose interest is in the realization of quality mathematics education as a public good for society.




Purpose of the Conference

  • To serve as a platform for policy-makers, scholars and practitioners to discuss issues, challenges, strategies and solutions in international cooperation in mathematics education.
  • To create a community of policy-makers, scholars and practitioners to regularly meet to discuss matters related to international cooperation development in mathematics education.
  • To work towards the publication of an edited book on international cooperation.


CRICED, University of Tsukuba

The Center for International Cooperation in Educational Development (CRICED) was established on April 1, 2002, in the University of Tsukuba at Tsukuba, Tokyo Campus. Since 2015, it has Khon Kaen Office in the Institute of Research and Development for Teaching Profession (IRDTP) for ASEAN, Khon Kaen University, Thailand. Current Center Director is Masami Isoda, Prof/PhD, Faculty of Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba.

CRICED has established its role as an international core center for leading educational reform in the University of Tsukuba under the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan. It has been engaging in International Project from Asian Pacific region to Africa under the support of MEXT and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). It has been leading Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) project in mathematics and informatic education since 2006 and established APEC Lesson Study Network, since 2006 with collaboration of leading reserchers and institutions. CRICED has been working a corresponding center under the University of Tsukuba as for an affiliate member of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO). Since 2016, it has been collaborating with UNESCO-MGEIP.

Organizing Committee

  • Ui Hock Cheah

    Advisor/Consultant at Penang Maths Platform; Former Deputy Director, SEAMEO RECSAM

    Biography of Ui Hock Cheah

    Dr. Ui Hock Cheah was former Deputy Director (Research and Development) at SEAMEO RECSAM (Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation, Regional Centre for Education in Science and Mathematics Education). He brings with him a long history of engagement in mathematics education, research and teacher professional development. His work at SEAMEO RECSAM marked the start of his involvement in the field of International Cooperation. Among his many contributions was as a specialist in the APEC-Tsukuba Lesson Study Project (2007 – 2013). His contributions to ICME (International Congress on Mathematical Education) began in 2012 as Co-chair of Discussion Group 9 (Using Technology to Integrate Geometry and Algebra in the Study of Functions) at ICME 12 (Seoul). In 2016, he was Co-chair of Topic Study Group 13 (Teaching and Learning of Geometry – Secondary Level) at ICME 13 (Hamburg), and in 2021 he was Chair of Topic Study Group 61 (International Cooperation in Mathematics Education) at ICME 14 (Shanghai). He has been invited plenary speaker at various international conferences in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, and also at the prestigious Japan Education Forum IX. He was also the Chief Editor of the Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia from 2006 – 2013. Among his notable publications was as a co-author of a chapter in the Third International Handbook of Mathematics Education (2013) and as co-editor of the ICME-13 monograph, International Perspectives on the Teaching and Learning of Geometry in Secondary Schools (2018).

  • Isoda, Masami.

    Prof/PhD, Faculty of Human Sciences, Director of CRICED, University of Tsukuba, Japan (Host)

    Biography of Masami Isoda

    Masami Isoda is a Professor, Faculty of Human Sciences and Director of the Center for Research on International Cooperation in Educational Development (CRICED), University of Tsukuba, Japan. His major is mathematics education. He took PhD from Waseda University, Japan on Mathematization: A theory for mathematics curriculum design. He has experience of visiting professor of Cornel University, Grenoble University, University of Melbourne and Khon Kaen University. He was the Chief Editor of the Journal of Japan Society of Mathematical Education as well as Director of Publication. His products were awarded by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan on Educational Software ‘Math on Projector’, and by the President of the Japan Publishers Association in the Area of Natural Sciences on ‘Encyclopedia of Curves.’ On bilateral cooperation, he has been a JICA specialist for Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Chile, Nigeria and Papua New Guinea. On regional cooperation, he has been the project overseer (representative) on APEC and supporting the several projects in ASEAN region. He received Honorary PhD from Khon Kaen University, Thailand, and Honorary Professor from Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola, Peru. He was also awarded by Thailand Society of Mathematics Education and National Institute of Science and Mathematics Education Development in Philippines. He has his offices in Tsukuba, Tokyo, and Khon Kaen. He published more than 100 books and textbooks in English, Spanish, Thai, Russia and Korea as well as Japanese. He is an editor of the national textbooks in Mexico, Chile, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. Some of recent his publications are Teaching Multiplication with Lesson Study (Springer) and SEA-BES, CCRLS for curriculum developers (SEAMEO-RECSAM).

  • Arne Jakobsen

    Professor (Dr.ing.), Faculty of Arts and Education, University of Stavanger, Norway.

    Biography of Arne Jakobsen

    Arne Jakobsen is full Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Stavanger, Norway and Adjunct Professor at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences. He has been visiting professor at the University of Michigan in the US, and University of Cape Town, South Africa. He has experience from many international research and development projects in Mathematics Education, using lesson study in professional development of teachers and teacher educators. He has successfully been co-leader of the project Improving Quality and Capacity of Mathematics Teacher Education in Malawi (2014–2018) and is now co-leader of the project Strengthening Numeracy in Early Primary Education through Professional Development of Teachers in Malawi (2017–2022), both projects supported by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation under the Norwegian Program for Capacity Development in Higher Education and Research for Development. He is also co-leader of the Malawi-Norway Mobility Programme in Mathematics and Mathematics Education (2019–2023), sponsored by the Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education. He is also collaborating in research and development projects in Mathematics Education with University of Cape Town (South Africa) and have previously been research partner in projects with University of Campinas, Sao Paulo State University–Rio Claro and Sao José do Rio Preto, Brazil. He was team member of the Topic Study Group 61 (International Cooperation in Mathematics Education) at the 14th International Congress on Mathematical Education–ICME 14 (Shanghai). His research interests are Mathematics, Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching, Lesson Study, and Quantitative Studies in Mathematics Education. He has published more than 80 research articles in refereed journals.

  • Bernadette Denys

    University of Paris (Diderot), France

    Biography of Bernadette Denys

    After my university studies in Lille (licence in mathematics and university diploma in Astronomy), in the ten years following 1960, I taught in secondary education in Congo-Brazzaville and then in Algeria, newly independent countries. While preparing for the agrégation in Paris, I experienced the beginnings of our IREMs, 'Instituts de Recherche en Education Mathématique', with the team working on the history of mathematics and its place in our secondary education, of which I was a teacher. I then benefited from two years as a boarder at the Maison Franco-Japonaise in Tokyo - 1986 to 1988 - where I worked on the learning context of geometry, in particular on language with the publication of the LEXIQUE MATHÉMATIQUE FONDAMENTAL FRANÇAIS-JAPONAIS at the publisher Hakusuisha. Back in France, I resumed my teaching in high school and worked with François Colmez and the MAG team (Mathematics, Plastic Arts, Geography) on the publication of the book "ÉDUCATION à l'ESPACE" for the first years of secondary school. Attracted by the work in Didactics of Mathematics, I participated in some Summer Schools of Didactics of Mathematics. It was there that two teachers, Alexandre Mopondi and myself, decided to create a new group within the IREM of Paris, which we called GREMA, Groupe de Réflexion sur l'Enseignement des Mathématiques en Afrique. This group, born in 2003, has developed while going through difficult periods, including the one we are going through: this group owes its life to the support of the historian of mathematics, Ahmed Djebbar. A booklet on the first twelve years of GREMA's activity was published at the IREM of Paris in 2015. It describes the missions that GREMA has taken on: (a) creation of research structures on mathematics education and contextualisation in African classrooms, (b) use of information and communication technologies in teaching, and (c) cooperation between African countries and France.

  • Isoda, Masami.

    Prof/PhD, Faculty of Human Sciences, Director of CRICED, University of Tsukuba, Japan (Host)

    Biography of Masami Isoda

    Masami Isoda is a Professor, Faculty of Human Sciences and Director of the Center for Research on International Cooperation in Educational Development (CRICED), University of Tsukuba, Japan. His major is mathematics education. He took PhD from Waseda University, Japan on Mathematization: A theory for mathematics curriculum design. He has experience of visiting professor of Cornel University, Grenoble University, University of Melbourne and Khon Kaen University. He was the Chief Editor of the Journal of Japan Society of Mathematical Education as well as Director of Publication. His products were awarded by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan on Educational Software ‘Math on Projector’, and by the President of the Japan Publishers Association in the Area of Natural Sciences on ‘Encyclopedia of Curves.’ On bilateral cooperation, he has been a JICA specialist for Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Chile, Nigeria and Papua New Guinea. On regional cooperation, he has been the project overseer (representative) on APEC and supporting the several projects in ASEAN region. He received Honorary PhD from Khon Kaen University, Thailand, and Honorary Professor from Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola, Peru. He was also awarded by Thailand Society of Mathematics Education and National Institute of Science and Mathematics Education Development in Philippines. He has his offices in Tsukuba, Tokyo, and Khon Kaen. He published more than 100 books and textbooks in English, Spanish, Thai, Russia and Korea as well as Japanese. He is an editor of the national textbooks in Mexico, Chile, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. Some of recent his publications are Teaching Multiplication with Lesson Study (Springer) and SEA-BES, CCRLS for curriculum developers (SEAMEO-RECSAM).

  • Baba, Takuya

    Prof/PhD, Vice-Dean of Graduate School of Humanites and Social Studies, Hiroshima University, Japan

    Biography of Takuya Baba

    Baba, Takuya is a Professor and the Vice-dean of Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Hiroshima University, Japan. This gigantic graduate school is established in April, 2020 after reforming the education system of graduate schools. He has obtained the Ph.D. in 2003 and M.Ed. in 1998 from Hiroshima University.
    As of 2021 September, he has conferred twenty Ph.D. degrees to both Japanese and International students, and supervised much more number of master students. International students have been from Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Egypt, Ghana, Indonesia, Jamaica, Laos, Malawi, Myanmar, Mongolia, Nigeria, Philippines, Rwanda, Sudan, Thailand, and Zambia. His research interests are on mathematics education both in Japan and in the developing countries. Especially, the current interest is on lesson study and teacher professional growth, socio-cultural aspects such as ethnomathematics and value, and curriculum development through problem solving.
    He has an extensive working experience as a mathematics teacher, developmental practitioner and an academic researcher across countries in Asia and Africa. He has served as an international expert for the project SEARS-MT hosted by SEAMEO RECSAM and was appointed as a mathematics expert from Japan for TALIS International survey and PISA 2021. He was the Japanese team leader of the Third Wave project, which is headed Australian scholar, Associate Professor Wee Tiong Seah, University of Melbourne. He has served as a project director of JICA developmental project to strengthen quality of primary education in Bangladesh from 2004 to date, and JICA research project in mathematics education in Zambia since 2018 till today. Also within Japan, he is an editorial board member of JSME (Japan Society of Mathematics Education), and JASME (Japan Academic Society of Mathematics Education).

Staff:


  • Diego Solis

    Master Program in Education, University of Tsukuba, Former lecturer of the University of Costa Rica.


Suporting Organization:


Japan Society of Mathematical Education

Conference Theme

Issues, challenges, strategies and solutions in international cooperation development in mathematics education.



Key Focal Questions for Contributors


  • What were the issues and challenges in the project?
  • How did the partners in the collaboration arrive at strategies to solve the issues and challenges?
  • What were the roles and narratives of the agents and how did they influence the planning and implementation of the project?
  • What were the lessons learnt from the project?


Tentative Programme

Time (GMT+9)

February 11, 2022

19.30 – 20.00

 

Opening

Diego Solis and

Manal Abdulrahman

(Master of Ceremony)

 

 

Welcome Address by the Chair, Local Organising Committee

Masami Isoda

 

 

Address by the President, International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI)

Frederick K. S. Leung

 

 

Address by the President, Japan Society for Mathematical Education

Yoshinori Shimizu

 

 

Greetings from the Organising Committee

Ui Hock Cheah

Masami Isoda

Arne Jakobsen

Bernadette Denys

 

 

 

Photo Session

 

20.00 – 21.00

 

Session 1 (Session Chair: Masami Isoda)

 

20.00 – 20.20

Understanding Narratives: A Pathway Towards Resolving Issues and Challenges in International Cooperation in Mathematics Education 

Ui Hock Cheah

Masami Isoda

20.20 – 20.40

Improving Quality and Capacity of Mathematics Education in Malawi through Collaboration – Lessons from a Collaboration Between University of Malawi and University of Stavanger  

Arne Jakobsen

Mercy Kazima

20.40 – 21.00

 

 Informal International Collaboration and Its Potentialities: The Example of GREMA 

Bernadette Denys

Jannick Trunkenwald

21.00 – 21.10

 

Break

 

21.10 – 22.10

 

Session 2 (Session Chair: Arne Jakobsen)

 

21.10 – 21.30

 

APEC Lesson Study Project (2006-2018) for Mathematics Education and AI Era curriculum project (2019 - )  

Masami Isoda    

Maitree Inprasitha

Roberto Araya

Sofian Tajul Arus

21.30 – 21.50

The Role of Different Agents in the Complex Education Systems of Developing Countries for the Implementation of Lesson Study Groups with International Cooperation

Yuriko Yamamoto Baldin

21.50 – 22.10

Chilean Researchers Narrative: Issues and Challenges in National Cooperation In Mathematics Education  

Raimundo Olfos

Soledad Estrella  

22.10 – 22.20

 

Break

 

22.20 – 23.20

 

Session 3 (Session Chair: Ui Hock Cheah)

 

22.20 – 22.40

 

Adapting Lesson Study in Thailand Through International Cooperation

Maitree Inprasitha

Masami Isoda

22.40 – 23.00

International Cooperation on the Development of the Regional Mathematics Curriculum Standards: The Case of Southeast Asia 

Kim Hong Teh

Masami Isoda

 

23.00 – 23.20

Fostering Global Citizenship in Mathematics Classrooms ;

Russasmita Sri Padmi

Gabriel Matney

23.20 – 23.40

 

An International Cooperation Experience in Translating the Japanese Textbook to the Indonesian Language

Lambas

Masami Isoda

Wahid Yunianto

Time (GMT+9)

February 12, 2022

19.30 – 20.30

 

Session 4 (Session Chair: Masami Isoda)

19.30 – 19.50

JICA's International Cooperation in the Field of Mathematics Education

Atsushi Matachi

Norihiro Nishikata

19.50 – 20.10

Evidence-Based and Endogenous Curriculum Development

Takuya Baba

20.10 – 20.30

How Did El Salvador Improve Student Learning Achievement in Mathematics? ― A Principal Strategy Methodology of JICA Toward Achieving SDG 4

Norihiro Nishikata

20.30 – 20.40

 

Break

20.40 – 21.40

 

Session 5 (Session Chair: Arne Jakobsen)

20.40 – 21.00

The Development of Mathematics Textbooks in Myanmar: Under the CREATE Project

Takashi Itoh

Isamu Imahori

Koji Takahashi

21.00 – 21.20

Bangladesh’s Mathematics Curriculum Revision of Primary Education Supported by JICA Technical Cooperation Project

Satoshi Kusaka

Atef Arman

Selim Mohammad

Shah Alam Sarker

Takuya Baba

21.20 – 21.40

A Service-Learning Project for Mathematics Education with Spanish Preservice Teachers and Teachers from Rural Schools in Guatemala

Elsa Santaolalla

Belén Urosa

Olga Martin

21.40 – 21.50

 

Break

21.50 – 22.50

 

Session 6 (Session Chair: Bernadette Denys)

21.50 – 22.10

Capacity Development for Mathematics Teaching in Tanzania: A Follow up Study

Calvin Swai

Joyce Mgombelo

Florence Glanfield

Elaine Simmt

Stéphanie La France

Andrew Binde

22.10 – 22.30

 

Fostering New Competencies for High School Students in South Africa Using Mathematical Modelling as an Instructional Strategy

Duncan Mhakure

Arne Jakobsen

Muzi Manzini

22.30 – 22.50

Issues and Challenges in the Development of an International Network for Didactic Research in University Mathematics (Oral Presentation)

Viviane Durand-Guerrier

22.50 – 23.20

 

Closing Discussion – The Way Forward for ICDME

Announcements


ICDME Tsukuba Conference 1st announcement revised is kept and add:
TSG_61_Summary_17Jul2021.pdf
ICDMED_Pa_Cheah_Isoda_15pg_template.pdf

Layout is like the following:
https://www.criced.tsukuba.ac.jp/icdme.html

Conference Dates

11-12 February 2022

(Due to the implications of COVID19 on travel, the actual dates and duration of the Conference will be announced later.)



Venue

University of Tsukuba, Tokyo Campus 29-1 3-Chome Otsuka, Bunkyo, Tokyo

link to the map






Registration





Please fill out the Registration Form on or before February 4th, 2022. Access the form by clicking on the following link.

https://forms.gle/2iqyw2CnY53tdhAX7







Submission of Papers

Policy-makers, scholars and practitioners are cordially invited to submit papers based on the theme of the conference. 

  • There will be two categories of contributors:
    • Contributors who had presented their papers in TSG 61 in ICME-14
    • New contributors
  • Contributions for the Conference will be categorized as
    • Long papers (which will include the common elements found in scientific papers i.e., related literature, educational theories and references. Expected length of paper: 12-15 pages).
      Please name your file as ICDME_Pa_"Your name"
    • Short papers (Project reports. Expected length of papers about 8-10 pages).
      Please name your file as ICDME_Ps_"Your name"
    • Oral presentation. Presenters are required to submit a 2-page summary of the presentation.
      Please name your file as ICDME_Po_"Your name".

Note: Oral presentations will not be selected as papers for publication. However, all presentation slides will be uploaded to the website for the Conference.

Please submit your papers to: ICDME2022@gmail.com

Paper Format

The APA format (7th edition) will be used as the paper format for this conference. Please download the ICDME paper template and use it to submit your paper.

Please click to download the paper template.

Important Dates

  • Submission of papers deadline
    • For TSG61 extended papers: 1 November 2021
    • For new contributors: 1 December 2021
    • For oral presentations: 1 December 2021
  • Review of papers: 1 November - 15 December 2021
  • Communication of review results to authors by: 31 December 2021
  • Revision of papers: 1 January - 10 February 2022
  • Conference dates: 11 - 12 February 2022

Contact

Please contact us at: ICDME2022@gmail.com