PLATINUM Workshop

18. 6. - 20. 6. 2019
Brno University of Technology + Masaryk University

PLATINUM team meets in Brno for the third Workshop on Inquiry Based Mathematics Education and for the Third Project Management Meeting. During the meeting in Madrid we had many interesting discussions which helped us to get a better understanding of what inquiry in mathematics is and how we can actively engage in inquiry based mathematics education. Three months later, we look forward to the next exciting opportunity to exchange our ideas, share the results and findings of partner communities of inquiry at the Workshop in Brno.

Coordinator of the project, Professor Yuriy Rogovchenko (University of Agder) says: “We left Madrid very tired but with smiling faces (as one can see in the group picture), better understanding of our goals and a much stronger team feeling. We are  growing daily both as local communities of inquiry and as a whole PLATINUM team gaining valuable experience we wish to share with a wider community of educators in the course of the project.

Our thorough preparation to the event, unfailing collaboration with colleagues and friends in Czech Republic through years and unforgettable memories about Czech hospitality from our previous visits to this lovely country reassure the success of the workshop and the meeting. We all look forward to a new important event where we will critically assess where we are in the project, discuss what has been already done and coordinate our future work.”

More information at:

Official website of the project PLATINUM

PLATINUM website at CEITEC BUT

PROGRAM

PLATINUM Workshop C3 on Inquiry Based Learning

Tuesday, June 18 - Masaryk University

08:45-09:00 Registration at the meeting venue (MU – Komenského náměstí 2)

09:00-09:30 Opening, welcome – Vice Rector of MU (Professor Michal Bulant), Vice Dean of Faculty of Economics and Administration of MU (Dr. Petr Smutný), Coordinator of Platinum Project (Professor Yuriy Rogovchenko), Coordinator at Local level MU (Dr. Maria Králová)

09:30-09:45 Introduction to the workshop – Professor Barbara Jaworski

09:45-10:15 Inquiry-Based Mathematics Education – Professor Barbara Jaworski

10:15-10:30 Coffee break

10:30-11:00 Small group discussion on Practical Nature of IBME [IO1] – what does it look like in practice? (5 groups)

11:00-11:30 Feedback on small group discussion on Practical Nature of IBME [IO1] – Professor Barbara Jaworski

11:30-12:30 Lunch

12:30-13:40 Small group work on inquiry-based mathematical tasks [IO3]. Groups will be given examples of tasks to discuss.  They should try to come up with some of the properties/characteristics of an IBM task.  Group leaders ensure to keep a record. (5 groups)

13:40-14:20 Feedback on small group work on inquiry-based mathematical tasks [IO3] – Group leaders

14:20-14:30 Coffee break

14:30-15:15 Report from discussion in Hannover about IO4. Questions and discussion with the whole community – Professor Barbara Jaworski, Professor Inés M. Gómez-Chacón and Dr. Svitlana Rogovchenko

15:15-16:15 Collecting and storing data, ethical issues – Professor Simon Goodchild

Wednesday, June 19 - Masaryk University

08:45-09:00 Registration at the meeting venue (MU – Komenského náměstí 2)

9:00-10:10 Short introduction of how we continue in IO2 and explanation to working with the spiderweb charts.

Small group work: Each partner should shortly present the filled-out charts and explain why they choose to tick the particular boxes. Groups should discuss the following questions: Are there different ideas about the characteristics and quality nuances? What characteristics and quality nuances fit well to the Platinum project? What characteristics and quality nuances need to be reformulated (please make suggestions)? Group leaders ensure to keep a record.

10:10-10:20 Coffee break

10:20-11:00 Feedback on small group work on [IO2] – Group leader

11:00 - 11:45 Introducing work on IO6 - Professor Inés M. Gómez-Chacón and Dr. Maite Benavent

11:45-12:45 Lunch

12:45-13:45 Discussion on IO6 including small group work - Professor Inés M. Gómez-Chacón, Dr. Natasa Brouwer-Zupancic and Dr. Maria Králová

13:45-14:15 Coffee break

14:15-15:45 (Group A) Leader/facilitator meeting – working with reports from small group discussions.  How will we progress in these areas?  How can we create and maintain momentum?  What are we expected to produce in the end?

14:15-15:45 (Group B) Colleagues not participating in Group A meet informally and discuss issues/questions they have relating to any parts of the PLATINUM work. Brainstorming on possible ways of collaboration after June 2019. Notes taken will be presented on Thursday.

15:45-16:45 Session focused on students with special needs and related topics – Lukáš Másilko

Thursday, June 20 - Brno University of Technology

08:45-09:00 Registration at the meeting venue (BUT – Antonínská 1)

09:00-10:00 Session focused on students with special needs and related topics 2 (including small group work) – Lukáš Másilko

10:00-10:15 Coffee break

10:15-11:15 Small group discussion on IO4 - Professor Inés M. Gómez-Chacón, Dr. Svitlana Rogovchenko and Professor Barbara Jaworski

11:15-12:15 Discussion of IO5 (including small group work) – Professor Yuriy Rogovchenko

12:15-13:15 Lunch

13:15-14:15 Overview from discussions: expectations from our ongoing work – Professor Barbara Jaworski

14:15-14:30 Closure – Professor Yuriy Rogovchenko and Dr. Josef Rebenda

 

PLATINUM Project Management Meeting PM3

Thursday, June 20, 2019

14:30-15:00 Project management update, reporting work on the intellectual outputs, submitting travel-related financial documents, first monitoring report - Professor Yuriy Rogovchenko and Dr. Josef Rebenda

15:00-15:15 Preparation for the next Project Management Meeting in Loughborough, January 23-25, 2020 – Professor Barbara Jaworski

15:15-15:45 Coffee break

15:45-16:00 Planning for the project meetings in 2020: Hannover in May (13-14), September in Kyiv - Dr. Josef Rebenda leads, Johanna Ruge and Professor Nataliia Morze contribute

16:00-16:30 Dissemination: Update on dissemination plan, web page, social media, press releases for media, enhancing activity of partners – Professor Yuriy Rogovchenko

16:30-17:00 Collaboration arrangements: Possibilities of collaboration without LTT Activities funded by PLATINUM budget, Erasmus+ bilateral agreements, online tools, open discussion – Professor Yuriy Rogovchenko and Dr. Josef Rebenda