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Lecture on Mathematics Education by Prof. Wilfried Schmid  Jan 13, 2018

IISER Pune is pleased to announce:

Lecture on Mathematics Education

by
Prof. Wilfried Schmid
(Dwight Parker Robinson Chair Professor, Harvard University)

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DateJanuary 13, 2018

Time: 4:00 pm

Venue: Room no.101, Lecture Hall Complex, IISER Pune

TitleThe Role of Mathematicians in K-12 Mathematics Education

AbstractI shall talk about the role of mathematicians in mathematics education. There is a certain unavoidable conflict between mathematician and mathematics educators (i.e., professors of mathematics education). I shall present examples of this conflict over time, beginning with the "New Math" of the 1960's; these examples are drawn from my experience in the US and Western Europe. As far as I know, the conflict plays out slightly differently in India (and other Asian countries). Nonetheless, some of the conclusions are valid quite generally, I believe.

About the speakerProf. Schmid is a Dwight Parker Robinson Chair Professor of Mathematics at Harvard University. He has made fundamental contributions to several areas of mathematics, particularly in Hodge Theory, Representation Theory and Automorphic Forms.

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