The Emma Castelnuovo Award recognizes outstanding achievements in the practice of mathematics education in order to reflect a main aspect of the ICMI 'essence' not previously recognized in the form of an award. The award was named after Emma Castelnuovo, an Italian mathematics educator born in 1913, in celebration of her 100th birthday and honoring her pioneer work. The first Emma Castelnuovo medal was awarded to Hugh Burkhardt and Malcolm Swan in 2016 during the 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-13) in Hamburg, Germany.
The Emma Castelnuovo Award for outstanding achievements in the practice of mathematics education honors persons, groups, projects, institutions or organizations engaged in the development and implementation of exceptionally excellent and influential work in the practice of mathematics education, such as: classroom teaching, curriculum development, instructional design (of materials or pedagogical models), teacher education programs and/or field projects with a demonstrated influence on schools, districts, regions or countries.
The Emma Castelnuovo Award seeks to recognize and to encourage efforts, ideas and their successful implementation in the field, as well as to showcase models and exemplars of inspirational practices from which to learn. The recipient of the award will be announced late in 2019 or early in 2020, and the award will be conferred at ICME-14 in July 2020 in Shanghai, China. The awardee (or its representative in the case of a group, institution, project, or organization) will be invited to present a special lecture at the Congress. The Emma Castelnuovo Award Committee consists of a Chair (Professor Konrad Krainer) nominated by the President of ICMI, and five other members who remain anonymous until their terms have come to an end.
The six members come from six different countries, representing different continents (Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America). The Committee is completely autonomous, its work and records will be kept internal and confidential, except for the obvious process of soliciting advice and information from the professional community, which is done by the Committee Chair. The Committee is at this time entering the 2020 cycle of selecting awardees and welcomes nominations for the award from persons, groups, projects, institutions or organizations in the mathematics education community.
For information about the other ICMI awards and the names of past awardees, see the ICMI Awards webpage.
Nominees for the award will be evaluated in light of the following criteria:
Nominations for the Emma Castelnuovo Award should include the following documents in the English language (exceptions for 4. - see below):
All nominations must be sent by e-mail to the Chair of the Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than March 31, 2019.
Konrad Krainer, Chair of the ICMI Emma Castelnuovo Award Committee
University of Klagenfurt, Department of Instructional and School Development
9010 Klagenfurt, Austria