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University of Thessaly

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Volos, Geece 7 - 10 May 2020

Welcome CIEAEM Commissions’ members at CIEAEM 72! This year, CIEAEM meeting will be held in Volos (Greece). As usually ICME year, it is about a restrictive meeting for the commissions' members.


Local Organizing Committee

Charoula Stathopoulou

Anna Chronaki

Vaso Chrysikou

Ioannis Fovos

Vangelis Katsigiannakis

Triantafyllos Triantafyllidis

International Committee

Gilles Aldon (France)

Peter Appelbaum (USA)

Benedetto Di Paola (Italy)

Joaquin Gimenez Rodriguez (Spain)

Sonia Kafoussi (Greece)

Andreas Moutsios-Rentzos (Greece)

Pedro Palhares (Portugal)

Monica Panero (Italy)

Cristina Sabena (Italy)

Ana Serrado (Spain)

Charoula Stathopoulou (Greece)

Table Setting

Critical Methodology Matters: Implications for research, policy and practice

Short description

CIEAEM is interested in exchange and discussion of the research work and its realization in practice by dialogue in all domains of practice.This year in our restricted meeting we will have the opportunity to focus on research methodological issues that affect mathematics education in and out of mathematics classrooms, including the implications of research methodologies for instructional practices, curriculum development and reform, educational policy, as well as in the anticipation of new forms of mathematics education for the new future. In this meeting we will share our conceptual perspectives on research, our experiences with research, and our interactions with the implications of research for policy and practice.

Among others, we can focus on the following issues:

  • The intertwine between theoretical perspectives and research methodologies;
  • Quantitative and qualitative methodologies in mathematics education research and in educational research;
  • How new digital technologies influence mathematics education research methodologies;
  • Mathematics education as a “borrower” of methodologies from other fields.

Important Information

Important Dates

  • 22 March 2020
    Proposal of Oral Presentation or Contribution in Panel; 2 - 4 pages, 1000 - 1800 words.

  • 12 April 2020
    Reply from the International Program Committee.

  • 26 April 2020
    Submission of the Final Presentation / Contribution.

Publishing Information

We are happy to inform you that a new publisher ‘readnet* will be one of our sponsor and will provide online publish of our proceedings or we could expand our papers to chapters; 10 pages (until the end of August).

*Readnet Publications is a publishing company focused on developing innovations for improving the leaning of all students, with and without learning difficulties. Our philosophy is that each educator and child has unique needs and ambitions, so our company offers a large amount of teaching & learning digital stuff in order to meet every individual need for learning.

Travel Information

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a draft / suggested schedule follows:
Date and day Time Activity
Thursday 7/5 18.00-20.00 Registration
Friday 8/5 9-9.30 Registration
9.30-9.45 Opening
9.45-11.00 Plenary 1+ questions/discussion (1/2h)
11.00-11.30 Coffee break
11.30-12.45 Plenary 2+ questions/discussion (1/2h)
12.45-14.30 lunch
14.30-15.30 Discussion in groups about plenaries
15.30-17.00 Discussion with plenarists
17.00-17.30 Coffee break
17.30-19.00 Panel in plenary
Saturday 9/5 9.00-11.00 Papers’ presentation
11.00-11.30 Coffee break
11.30-13.30 CIEAEM’s issues: ICME-14 (July 2020, Shanghai) and other issues
13.30-14.30 Lunch
14.30-16.00 CIEAEM’s issues Preparation of the next conference
16.00-16.30 Coffee break
16.30-18.30 Preparation of the next conference and other issues
Sunday 10/5 Excursion (visiting the Pelion mountain, by train)

Excursion: the Pelion Train

A mythical route

This historical train that used to operate the whole route between Volos and Milies is literally running on the tracks of history. Construction began in 1892 and in 1896 the first part of the line, namely until Ano Lehonia had been delivered. The rest, all the way up to Milies would have to wait for 1903. The chief engineer of the project was Evaristo De Chirico, father to the well know painter and sculptor Giorgio De Chirico, who was born in Volos. Little De Chirico was present during the construction works, observing this strange, new, means of transportation that was later to inspire him and take its place in many of his creations, usually in the form of a miniature train silhouette, half-hidden behind walls or arches, as seen through a child’s “spying” gaze into the adult world…

The little train of Pelion crosses the mythical routes of the Centaurs and the Dodecatheon as, according to the Ancient Greek Mythology, Pelion was the summer habitat of the twelve gods of Olympus. Somewhere in the dense forest covering the slopes of Mt. Pelion, and in particular, where the R.R. Station of Milies is today, researchers place the site of the wedding between Pileas and Thetis (the parents of Ahcilles). Legend has is that the mythical battle involving the Centaurs and the Lapiths for the sake of beautiful Ippodameia also took place at this very site. Deep in the gorge of Taxiarhis, on the last turn towards Milies, lies the cave of wise Centaur Heiron, a central figure in many ancient Greek myths, usually making his appearance as the tutor of Achilles. Heiron, who was a healer, had bestowed upon Achilles’s parents the spear which he later used in the Trojan War. The cave of Heiron is exactly at the foot of the rock on which the chapel of Taxiarhis can be found today. It is said that inside that cave is the beginning of a path that connects this cave to a similar one in the area of Malaki or even further, to the hill of Goritsa, on the east side of the city of Volos.

More information (in 4 languages) here:


Charoula Stathopoulou


Vaso Chrysikou