Johannes Kepler Symposium für Mathematik

Im Rahmen des Johannes-Kepler-Symposiums für Mathematik wird Prof. em. John O'Donoghue, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, College of Science & Engineering, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland, am Wed, March 28, 2012 um 17:15 Uhr im HS 13 einen öffentlichen Vortrag (mit anschließender Diskussion) zum Thema "Recent developments in school mathematics in Ireland" halten, zu dem die Veranstalter des Symposiums,

O.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ulrich Langer,
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gerhard Larcher
A.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jürgen Maaß, und
die ÖMG (Österreichische Mathematische Gesellschaft)

hiermit herzlich einladen.

Series D - Didactics

Recent developments in school mathematics in Ireland

It is well known and widely reported in the media and elsewhere that Ireland has a significant ‘mathematics problem’. This problem coupled with problems in science education is seen to impact negatively on the country’s ability to progress towards a ‘smart economy’ which is the goal of current government economic and educational policy. The so-called problem spans all levels of education and general mathematical and scientific literacy in the wider adult population. This paper focuses on issues in post-primary mathematics education and related matters and outlines some major new developments that are underway in response to the mathematics problem in Ireland.