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Aims and Vision of ERME

ERME is the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education, a regional affiliated organization of ICMI. Its main goal is to promote communication, cooperation and collaboration in mathematics education research in Europe.

The communicative/cooperative/collaborative nature of this society is reflected in the following activities:

ERME organizes congresses with a wide spectrum of themes to profit from the rich diversity in European research, summer schools where experienced researchers work together with beginners, and other thematic activities.

ERME fosters and supports cooperative activities on common themes, topics and interests, aimed at:

  1. finding out what research is going on in different places in Europe which might benefit from wider investigation;
  2. going beyond local contexts to enhance knowledge and understanding in scientific areas;
  3. bringing together and drawing on expertise in related areas to broaden scientific knowledge;
  4. identifying key areas of scientific interest or concern which should be a major focus for collaborative research on a wider scale;

The society aims to enable communication of information to enhance the visibility and availability of European research on mathematics education (in Europe and all over the world). Media of communication include proceedings, journals, newsletters, books, the internet, web sites.

The society supports emerging communities within Europe and graduate students, thus preparing researchers in mathematics education through congress, summer schools, provision of information, student and teacher exchanges, post doctoral opportunities, and inter-European collaboration on thesis presentation.

The society also supports other activities that help to achieve the objectives of communication, cooperation and collaboration between members.

Proceedings of CERME 6

Proceedings of the Sixth Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education. January 28th - February 1st 2009, Lyon (France):

Editors: Viviane Durand-Guerrier, université Montpellier 2, France
Sophie Soury-Lavergne, Institut national de recherche pédagogique, France
Ferdinando Arzarello, università di Torino, Italy