International workshop

Enhancing connections in mathematics education

To and across university mathematics

Complete program


Workshop will take place in the Lecture room A102

(first floor, new part of the building, left from the main entrance)

Aim and scope

The aim of this International Workshop is to motivate discussion among university teachers, researchers and high school teachers, on mathematics education from a viewpoint of university mathematics. Students all around the world often face similar problems in the transition process from high school to university as well as during the first years of their study. What are the fundamental features of these problems and are there ways to handle them? How to enhance communication between high school teachers and university teachers of mathematics? How to meet challenges of modern society in context of teaching and learning of advanced topics of mathematics? What are the main features of inquiry based mathematics teaching?

Many sound and prominent theories in mathematics education treat these issues from various aspects and in inspiring manner. Selected topics of these theories will be presented by distinguished guest researchers from Denmark, Canada and Spain. Thus, this workshop provides an opportunity to bring different experts together and to share innovative ideas and approaches among those who are concerned.

The workshop aims to address the following topics:

  • Transition to university mathematics
  • Task design in secondary and university mathematics, including more advanced topics
  • Theoretical approaches to research of university mathematics teaching and learning
  • Challenges of inquiry based mathematics teaching
  • Epistemological analysis of secondary and university mathematics knowledge
  • Mathematics teacher education and education of non-mathematicians.

The workshop is supported by the grant of ERME, European Society for Research in Mathematics Education.

There will be three plenary speakers and a series of invited local speakers. More details will be announced in the program.


January 24-25, 2019

Plenary speakers

Prof. Marianna Bosch

IQS, Universitat Ramon Llull, Barcelona

Prof. Alejandro S. González-Martín

Université de Montréal

Prof. Carl Winsløw

Department of Science Education, University of Copenhagen


Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb

Bijenička cesta 30, Zagreb

Room A101


prof. dr. sc. Željka Milin Šipuš, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb

dr. sc. Matija Bašić, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb

prof. dr. sc. Aleksandra Čižmešija, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb