Primary mathematics education in context

Second Announcement

Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Education, Palacký University in Olomouc
in collaboration with
Association of Teachers of Mathematics, Union of Czech Mathematicians and Physicists

organizes the 21st International Scientific Conference EME 2016

„Primary mathematics education in context“

Conference will be held 20 to 22 April 2016
in the Research and Education Center of the Faculty of Education
under the auspices of the Dean of the Faculty of Education, Palacký University in Olomouc
doc. ing. Čestmír Serafín, Dr., Ing-Paed.IGIP

on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Faculty of Education, Palacký University in Olomouc.

The conference will be opened on the 20th April 2016 at 13.00 in the premises of the
Reasearch and Education Center of the Faculty of Education, Žižkovo nám. 5.
Section meetings 21 to 22 April 2016 will take place in the premises
of the Department of Mathematics FE PU, Žižkovo nám. 5.
Social evening on Thursday, April 21, 2016 will be held
in the premises of university campus, Šmeralova 6.

The aim of the conference is to present the original results of scientific research and professional work in the field of mathematics and didactics of mathematics focused on the application of mathematics in primary education and primary school teachers training.

Conference languages: English, Czech, Slovak, Polish.

Main conference topics:
  • Mathematical literacy, its overlaps into the reading literacy and financial literacy.
  • Interdisciplinarity of mathematics and philosophy, psychology, history, linguistics, literature, natural sciences, earth sciences, arts,… and its application in education.
  • Present and perspectives of pupil's oriented math teaching theory and practice.
  • Assessment and evaluation of teaching quality including the use of modern approaches and technologies.

Conference fee 1900 CZK (70 €) includes the costs of proceedings edition and other related organizational costs. It does not include participants' accommodation and food. The conference fee payment is required by bank account transfer to the 7th March 2016. The number will be listed under the link Information.
(For participants without the contribution the conference fee is 1,900 CZK (€ 70) including a printed proceedings or 1400, - CZK (50 €) without the proceedings with the payment deadline to 15. 4. 2016.)

Speeches in the plenary of the conference promised Francoise Cerquetti (FR), Iveta Scholtzová (SK) and Libuše Samková (CZ).

International Program Committee:
Timo Tossavainen (Finsko), Mohamed Nouh (Egypt), Grazyna Rygal (Polsko), Adam Plocki (Polsko), Helena Siwek (Polsko), Małgorzata Bereźnicka (Polsko), Ondrej Šedivý (Slovensko), Iveta Scholtzová (Slovensko), Pavol Hanzel (Slovensko), Alena Hošpesová (Czech Republic), Marie Tichá (Czech Republic), Jitka Laitochová (Czech Republic), Bohumil Novák (Czech Republic), Martina Uhlířová (Czech Republic), David Nocar (Czech Republic)

Organizing Committee:
Martina Uhlířová, Jitka Laitochová, David Nocar, Bohumil Novák, Jitka Hodaňová, Tomáš Zdráhal, Anna Stopenová, Radka Dofková, Vlasta Gáborová, Jan Wossala, Nikola Brtvová

The conference will be presented invited plenary speakers contributions (45 min + 15 min discussion) and submitted contributions of individual participants (15 min + 5 min discussion). Meeting rooms will be equipped with the necessary technology.

The program will be published under the link Program after the 11th April 2016.

Registration for the conference is available under the link Registration. Registration is possible until the 1st March 2016 7th March 2016, participants without contribution until the 15th April 2016.

Contributions in the language of the presentation should be sent by the 1st March 2016 7th March 2016. Template for contribution is available under the link Information. All contributions will be reviewed by two independent reviewers. For printing in proceedings of full reviewed texts will be accepted only contributions sent by the given deadline and approved by reviewers.

There are accommodation and food possibilities in university dormitory (near the Faculty of Education) and in many hotels in Olomouc. Conference participants book and pay accommodation individually.

We offer accommodation in the university campus for the price of 358,- CZK/night (single room), respectively 252,- CZK/night (double room/per person). Nights in the university dormitories are booked until the 30th March 2016.

Contact for accommodation in university dormitories: Lucie Bajerová, Simona Malá
+420 585 638 016, +420 777 000 202,

Contacts:  Martina Uhlířová,
                Radka Dofková,
                David Nocar,
                Jan Wossala,