CANP Pilot Program: EDIMATHS
Developing mathematics teacher educators for the sub-region of Francophone West Africa
As part of the Capacity and Networking Project (CANP), a workshop called EDIMATHS took place in Mali, from the 19th – 30th September 2011 at the University of Bamako.
The programme had more than 40 participants, approximately half from Mali and the rest from Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Niger and Senegal.
The workshop has received funding through UNESCO, ICMI, IMU, CIMPA, SCAC/Bamako, the Ministre de l'Éducation, de l'Alphabétisation et des Langues Nationales and the Ministre de l'Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche Scientifique du Mali. The areas addressed will include:
· Mathematics at the heart of secondary education: numbers, geometry (plan and space), algebra, taking into account the curricular progressions and the didactics of mathematics.
· Issues of common interest to the educators of the region e.g. teaching in multi-lingual contexts, the transition between the first and second cycles of basic education and the relationship between mathematical content and useful mathematical competence in the curricula.
The workshop will create a website that will maintain the connection between participants and extend the collaborative work that was developed. It will also record the synthesis in the training of teachers in the countries concerned.
For more information on CANP please go to: http://www.mathunion.org/icmi/news/