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Keynote Speakers

DavidWagnerDavid Wagner is Associate Dean (Graduate Programs) in the Faculty of Education at the University of New Brunswick. His interest in human interaction in mathematics and mathematics learning inspires his research, including: identifying positioning structures in mathematics classrooms by analyzing language practice, ethnomathematical conversations in aboriginal communities, and working with teachers to interrogate authority structures in their classrooms. He serves on the Nonkilling Science and Technology Research Committee, the International Committee of Mathematics Education and Society, and the editorial boards of Educational Studies in Mathematics and Mathematics Education Research Journal. He has taught grades 7-12 mathematics in Canada and Swaziland.



DeborahKingDr Deborah King is Coordinator of Learning and Teaching Innovation in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at The University of Melbourne. During her seven-year tenure as Director of First Year Studies, she developed a keen interest in mathematics education, particularly in issues relating to students transition from secondary school to tertiary study and how these affect the professional practice of academics who teach first-year tertiary mathematics. Recently she has been involved in a national project to investigate assessment practices in tertiary mathematics, and has also established the First Year in Maths network of tertiary mathematics educators, which aims to drive change in the teaching of tertiary mathematics.



ProfPfannkuchAssociate Professor Maxine Pfannkuch is in the Department of Statistics at The University of Auckland. Her research interests centre on enhancing secondary and introductory students’ statistical and probabilistic reasoning and conceptual understanding using dynamic visualizations. She has led research projects on statistical thinking, literacy, and inference. Currently she is investigating practitioners’ perspectives on probability modelling and trialling probability model tools with students. She was involved in the transformation of the secondary school statistics curriculum in New Zealand, is Co-Editor of the Statistics Education Research Journal and Co-Editor for the First International Handbook of Research in Statistics Education.



TimDunneTim Dunne is an Emeritus Professor of Statistical Sciences at the University of Cape Town. He has a long-standing enthusiasm for education and its particular challenges in offering mathematics and statistics in both privileged and unprivileged environments. His perspective on lecture and classroom is influenced by advances in assessment theory and design, and by the impact of Rasch measurement theory for teacher diagnoses of current teaching and learnings needs.



Joni2Professor João Frederico C. A. Meyer (Joni to his friends) entered the State University at Campinas (UNICAMP) back in 1967 as an undergraduate, and began teaching there in 1971. He completed his Master's Degree and Ph.D. while working as a teacher and joined the Applied Mathematics Department when it was formed, in 1973, as part of the Institute of Mathematics, Statistics and Scientific Computing (IMECC) of UNICAMP. Since then he has worked with Numerical Analysis, especially in the Biomathematics Group. In 1978 he was one of the founders of the Brazilian Society for Applied and Computational Mathematics wherein he participated both in the Scientific Council as well as the Directing Board (of which he is now a member again, responsible for Mathematical Education activities). Joni Meyer was a founding member of the Brazilian Society for Mathematics Education (SBEM) and was the Dean of the Institute of Mathematics, Statistics and Scientific Computing from 2001 to 2005. He was the president of the Latin-American Society for Biomathematics for the 2006-2007 period, during which he organized their biennial meeting at UNICAMP. Joni continues to assume undergraduate and graduate teaching responsibilities, as well as the tutoring of master's dissertations and doctoral theses. He has been the university Vice-President for Outreach and Community Affairs since 2012.