The biennial conference of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers provides the national forum to connect professionals, practitioners and research within this industry sector.
The theme for the AAMT-2021 Virtual Conference is Future Proofing Australia’s Mathematical Capacity. The conference will deliver forums and workshops for our speakers, supporters and delegates to explore and identify the effort and rewards of ensuring mathematical thinking. The starting places for this exploration are:
- Thought Leadership in Mathematics Education and Pedagogy
- National Curriculum Development
- Gender and Equity in Mathematics Education and careers
- Indigenous Education initiatives
- Federal and State Mathematics Education Policies
- Research Impact
- Technology, Data Science and Security
- Student agency and mastery in mathematics
- New to Teaching Professionals, and mentoring
The 2021 AAMT e-Conference Future Proofing will be a virtual event. This will ensure that the conference content and collaborative effort remain unaffected by Covid related closures. The benefits of this virtual event are:
- It offers increased accessibility for AAMT members and conference delegates from all over Australia and internationally.
- Increased accessibility for attendees who might not ordinarily attend due to mobility impairment or travel restrictions/costs/time.
- All sessions are recorded for attendees to revisit and review after the event.
- Program can be condensed and offers greater flexibility for attendees.
- Conference sponsors and exhibitors gain valuable insight and contact detail from attendees and can offer rich and immersive online experiences.
The conference will take place virtually with a combination of live and pre-recorded content and will be curated and managed by staff to provide live features such as panel discussions and Q&A. It will be delivered via the online conference platform and App “Whova”
This conference will host the most prominent thinkers and activators in this space to share progress in research, education, workplace culture, government policy, and classrooms. Will they provide evidence that our mathematical capacity is future proof? Has the ‘heavy lifting’ already been done?