Working Visit to Complutense University of Madrid

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19-24 February, 2019
Madrid, Spain

From February 19 to February 24, 2019, within the framework of the project "Partnership for Learning and Teaching Mathematics at University" of the EU Erasmus + KA2 Platinum Program, No. 2018-1-N101-КА203-038887, a working visit to the Complutense University of Madrid (Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), https://www.ucm.es/) took place. The meeting was attended by the representatives from seven countries: Czech Republic, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Great Britain and Ukraine.

The delegation of the University included Nataliia Morse, Project Coordinator, Vice-Rector for Information Technologies, Doctor of Science in Pedagogy, Professor, Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Sciences in Ukraine, Oleksii Zhyltsov, Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs , PhD in Pedagogy, Associate Professor, Oksana Glushak and Iryna Mashkina, Associate Professors of the Department of Computer Science and Mathematics of the Faculty of Information Technologies and Management, Yurii Mazhuha, Associate Professor of the Department of Primary Education, Pedagogical Institute, Maria Hladun, Senior Lecturer of the Department of Computer Science and Mathematics of the Faculty of Information Technology and Management.
The meeting was welcomed by Vice-Rector for International Relations at the Complutense University of Madrid, Professor Isabelle Durand Gimenez-Rico, Deputy Dean for Mathematical Research at the Faculty of Mathematics, Professor Eva Gallardo, Platinum Project Coordinator, Professor of Agder University (Norway) Yurii Rogovchenko and the Coordinator at the local level, Professor Inés Gomes-Chacon, the Faculty of Mathematics at the Complutense University of Madrid.
The meeting was coordinated by Yurii Rogovchenko, Professor of Agder University (Agder, Norway) and Inés Gomes-Chacon, Professor of the Faculty of Mathematics at the Complutense University of Madrid (Madrid, Spain). Within all period of the meeting, Professor Barbara Yavorsky, Professor in Math Education at the University of Loughborough (Loughborough, UK), consulted all project team members on approaches to the implementation of Inquiry Based Math Education (IBME).
As part of the event, the main issues of inquiry-based education on the basis of a three-layer model of research practice were considered. During the meeting the participants got acquainted with various ways of organizing mathematical communities in which university lecturers have the opportunity to consider the peculiarities of inquiry-based learning and teaching of mathematics. The participants of the meeting reviewed and discussed a number of cases that promote learning Mathematics employing an inquiry-based approach with the use of digital resources and will be implemented in the educational process of educational institutions involved in the project. In addition, the issue of implementation of case studies for students with special needs was presented to the participants of the meeting. During the meeting, the researchers reviewed the methods and materials for the professional development of lectures, which will be implemented during the workshops of the international summer school that will focus on inquiry-based training.

Representatives of Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University had an opportunity to present approaches to the creation and organization of the community of mathematicians in Ukraine and their own vision for the introduction of inquiry-based training in mathematical disciplines. Thus, Maria Hladun presented the methodology of reflexive community development for learning and teaching mathematics. Nataliia Morse delivered a lecture: "Mathematical modeling of educational resources on real problems of business, industry and society". Particularly debatable was the question of using a mathematical apparatus in the field of STEAM. In addition, a selection of methods and criteria for assessing the quality of inquiry-based training was presented.

Within the framework of the meeting, Nataliia Morse, Isabel Durand Gimenez-Rico, Eva Gallardo and Ihor Semeniuk, Councilor to Ambassador of Ukraine in Spain on Culture and Education, discussed cooperation between Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University and the Complutense University of Madrid. As a result of the meeting the parties decided to sign a cooperation agreement, which would include a series of joint activities and the implementation of research projects, exchange of experience in the relevant fields and academic mobility.

  

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