Welcome to the POEM 2018 Homepage for the Conference on 29th – 30th of May 2018 in Kristiansand, Norway. The program of the conference is now ready (more information under the heading Program). We are proud to announce the following three keynote speakers:
Plenary 1: Tuesday 29th of May, 09.30-10.50, in room B2 003
Professor Maria Giuseppina Bartolini (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy)
"Early Years Mathematics: Semiotic and Cultural Mediation"
Plenary 2: Wednesday 30th of May, 09.45-11.05, in room B2 003
Professor Lieven Verschaffel (The Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium)
"Young children's early mathematical competencies: The role of spontaneous focusing tendencies"
Plenary 3: Wednesday 30th of May, 13.15-14.45, in room B2 003
Professor Luis Radford (Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada)
"Play and the production of subjectivities in kindergarten"
POEM is a conference for researches working in early childhood mathematics education. We are still faced with the key question: In which way – and how much – should children be ‘educated’ in mathematics before entering primary school? In a working atmosphere, focussing on interaction and exchange, we want to address this question together with the participants, in order to start and maintain a research network in early mathematics learning.
After the conference was held in Frankfurt a.M. in 2012, Malmö in 2014, and Karlsruhe in 2016, we now want to invite you to join the 4th POEM conference from May 29th to 30th in Kristiansand, Norway.
PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUESTED TO MAKE THEIR OWN HOTEL RESERVATION. WE HAVE MADE SOME PRE-RESERVATIONS AT THE FOLLOWING HOTELS. PLEASE REFER TO BOOKING CODE AS DESCRIBED UNDER EACH HOTEL.
Most of the participants will arrive Kristiansand at Monday the 28th of May. For those of you who have signed up for the event “Get together”, it is our pleasure to invite you to an informal gathering at Best Western Plus Hotel Norge, located in the South-West part of Kvadraturen, the city centre of Kristiansand, see red marker below.
The address is Dronningens gate 5.
In this event we will offer you an evening meal.
We meet in the hotel lobby at 20.00 and we anticipate the event to be finished at 22.00. For those of you staying at Scandic hotel Bystranda and Yess! Hotel Kristiansand, you will be picked up at 19.45 in the lobby for a “guided tour” to the Get together event.
From airport to city centre
You have 2 alternatives, by bus or by taxi. By bus you may take Bus nr. 35. It departures from platform B at the Domestic Terminal entrance. You may buy tickets on board the bus with Visa card, the prize is 50 NOK. It is, however, cheaper if you pay tickets in advance through an app, see http://akt.no/english. The app is called ‘AKT Billett’.
The taxis are also located close to platform B at the Domestic Terminal entrance. The prize for taxi is 340 NOK (or 440 NOK in the evening). Make sure that you get the prize ‘Airport express (see http://www.agdertaxi.no/en for more information)
From city centre to campus/venue
From the city centre to the campus, there is an approximately 30 minutes walk. By bus it is a 5-10 minutes ride. We recommend you to take the buses M1, M2 or M3 to get from city centre to campus, see http://akt.no/english for information about tickets. You may buy tickets on board the bus with Visa card, the prize is 50 NOK. It is, however, cheaper if you pay tickets in advance through an app, see http://akt.no/english. The app is called ‘AKT Billett’.
You may order a taxi. We recommend the taxi company called Agder taxi, just call +47 07000.
Deadline for registration for the conference is January 31th 2018. If you would like to contribute to the conference (8-10 pages, 10 minutes presentation + 10 minutes discussion) please send your paper via email (martin.carlsen at uia.no) until April 30th 2018. Please use the template available on this conference webpage under the headline “Template”.
Deadline for submitting papers are extended to May 7.
The quickest way of getting to the university campus in Kristiansand from abroad is to go by plane to Kristiansand Airport, Kjevik. The airport has regular flight connections to Oslo, Copenhagen, Gdansk and Amsterdam, all within 1.5 hour of flight from Kristiansand.
The easiest way of getting from the airport to the city centre/Campus in Kristiansand is by taxi. The ride takes approximately 20 mins and costs about EUR 40. There is no specially scheduled airport bus service at Kjevik, but there are local bus connections which can be used (best for daytime flights).
For more information about transportation from the airport, look here
Long-distance bus. App. 4,5 hours Oslo-Grimstad, 5 hours Oslo-Kristiansand.
Three bus companies offer transport.
The scientific program will start at Tuesday 29th of May at 09.15 in the B-building. There will be a registration desk in the main entrance hall (C-building). The start of the symposium will take place in the room B2 003.
0915-0930 Welcome (B2 003)
0930-1050 Plenary 1: Professor Maria Bartolini (B2 003)
1115-1200 Parallel 1 (B2 003, B2 004, B2 006)
1210-1310 Lunch ("Kafé Campus, upper floor")
1310-1355 Parallel 2 (B2 003, B2 004, B2 006)
1405-1450 Parallel 3 (B2 003, B2 004, B2 006)
1500-1520 Parallel 4 (B2 003, B2 004, B2 006)
1830- Conference dinner at Boen Gård, http://www.boengaard.no
(Bus departures from Scandic Bystranda Hotel at 18.30 and Best Western Plus Hotel Norge at 18.35. The bus returns at 22.00)
(Presentation of POEM 3 Springer book; Presentation of MatRIC by Professor Simon Goodchild) (B2 003)
0945-1105 Plenary 2: Professor Lieven Verschaffel (B2 003)
1130-1215 Parallel 5 (B2 003, B2 004, B2 006)
1215-1315 Lunch ("Kafé Campus, upper floor")
1315-1435 Plenary 3: Professor Luis Radford (B2 003)
1435-1500 Closing session, Refreshments, Farewell (B2 003)
Deadline for registration is January 31th 2018.
If you are preparing a paper for the POEM-2018 conference in May 2018, please use this template. The paper for the conference should be 8-10 pages long (can be extended for the post-conference edited Springer publication).
Please submit your paper to martin.carlsen at uia.no within April 30th.