This newsletter draws attention to the outcomes of the mascil conference held in mid-December 2014 which was a resounding success. More than 170 participants (practitioners and researchers) from 21 countries attended the mascil mid-term conference from 15-16 December 2014 at the University Duisburg-Essen, Germany. The futureoriented event was hosted jointly by mascil and the DZLM (German Centre for Mathematics Teacher Education, an initiative of the Deutsche Telekom Foundation).
Highlights of ‘Educating the Educators’ included four tracks, renowned speakers and several highly interesting talks about the conference issue of scaling-up teacher professional development in maths and science education. The large turnout and participants’ enthusiasm and engagement showed clearly that the conference topic is indeed of high interest and relevance in Europe. Perhaps the most important conference achievement is that it created a drive that the mascil project is now aiming to take forward with concrete initiatives.
In this newsletter, we are pleased to provide you with more details of the conference background, organisation, goals, outcomes and future actions. Following on from the big success of this first conference, mascil will run a second conference on “educating the educators” in November 2016 in Germany. Details will be announced soon on www.mascil-project.eu.
Read on in the document below!