Young European Researchers in Mathematics Education – YERME
One important aim of ERME is to promote early-career researchers in Mathematical Education. Early-career researchers are organised in a specific ERME community called YERME, which is governed by an elected Committee and has official representatives from the different European countries.
Two young researchers have seats in the ERME board to represent the interests of YERME:
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There are two main events, each recurring every two years: the YERME day, and the YERME Summer School (YESS). The former is a special two half days meeting attached to the ERME Conferences (CERME) and the latter is a one week Summer School organised in those years when no ERME conference is scheduled.
YERME also organises online events, such as webinars, to encourage and reinforce connections, collaborations and communication amongst each member between the main events. Online events also allow more people to get involved in YERME activities, even if they cannot be present in YESS and/or YERME-day. For more information about each of these events, please see below.
A YERME summer school (YESS) was first organised in 2002 and has been offered every two years since then. These summer schools entail for example, talks of experienced experts, working groups with young researchers meeting daily for a week, reading each other’s work and providing feedback to one another under the advisement and guidance of a senior member of ERME. Beyond this official program, YESS is a great event for getting to know other young researchers in your area of interest in mathematics education, forming collaborations that could potentially last for years, and getting meaningful, respectful and productive feedback on your work. So far, ERME has organised the following YERME summer schools:
- YESS1 (2002) at Klagenfurt (Austria),
- YESS 2 (2004) at Poděbrady (Czech Republic),
- YESS 3 (2006) at Jyväskylä (Finland),
- YESS 4 (2008) at Trabzon (Turkey),
- YESS 5 (2010) at Palermo (Italy),
- YESS 6 (2012) at Faro (Portugal).
- YESS 7 (2014) at Kassel (Germany).
- YESS 8 (2016) at Poděbrady (Czech Republic).
- YESS 9 (2018) at Montpellier (France).
- YESS 10 (2020) virtually at Rhode (Greece). Online plenaries in YERME youtube channel.
- YESS 11 (2021) at Free University of Bolzano, in Brixen (Italy).
- YESS 12 (2022) at the University of Linz (Austria).
- YESS 13 (2024) at the University of Cantabria (Spain).
- YERME days take place prior to CERMEs. A YERME day usually consists of a plenary from a former early-career researcher, who tells about life after the PhD
- And then it consists of Working Groups and Discussion Groups
- WGs and DGs at the YERME-DAY concern general topics of interest for young researchers, e.g.:how to choose and frame “good” research questions;
- how to prepare and analyze experimental activities;
- how to present the performed study;
- specific features of quantitative and qualitative studies;
- specific features of case studies;
- and so on.
YERME Webinars are interactive lectures or workshops held in an online format. They are intended to let early-career researchers in Mathematics Education from all over Europe (and the rest of the world) connect with experts in the field to discuss the general topic of interests as those that are addressed in YERME days.
Webinar series I – Academic writing:
- YERME Webinar 1 – Arthur Bakker “Writing Journal Articles” – July 03, 2019
- YERME Webinar 2 – Uffe T. Jankvist “On mathematics education research journals” October 29, 2019
- YERME Webinar 3 – Mario Sánchez Aguilar “Literature Reviews in Mathematics Education Research” January 20, 2020
- YERME Webinar 4 – Anna Baccaglini-Frank, “ Navigating the treacherous waters of interdisciplinary research”, September 23, 2020
- YERME Webinar 5 – Tamsin Meaney, “So You’ve Got Reviewers’ Comments, What Do You Do Now?”, November 12, 2020
- YERME Webinar 6 – Ola Helenius, “Writing reviews. How to approach it and how can it help you to write better papers?”, April 20, 2021
Webinar series II – PhD theses:
- PhD WEBINAR: Birte Pöhler-Friedrich, “Conceptual and lexical learning trajectories and learning pathways for percentages”, May 17, 2021
- PhD WEBINAR: Ulrika Ryan, “Mathematics classroom talk in a migrating world – synthesizing epistemological aspects”, June 21, 2021
- PhD WEBINAR: Kirstin Erath, “Explaining as mathematical discursive practices. Analysis of whole-class discussions in different micro-cultures”, September 13, 2021
- PhD WEBINAR: Giulia Bini, ”Challenge accepted: The journey of mathematical memes from social media to the mathematics classroom.”, November 8, 2021
- PhD WEBINAR: Miglena Asenova, ”Categorical definition of Mathematical object specific to Mathematics Education.”, May 30, 2022
YERME interview series:
YERME Interviews are held in an online format. These interviews are intended to get to know the ERME Board members better.
- YERME Interview 1 – Susanne Prediger, former president of ERME, March, 2021
- YERME Interview 2 – Carl Winsløw, president of ERME, June 3, 2021
- YERME Interview 3 – Frode Rønning, Vice-President of ERME, June 28, 2022
- YERME Interview 4 – Ghislaine Gueudet, Treasurer, June 28, 2022
- YERME Interview 5 – Andreas Eichler, ERME board member, October 27, 2022
- YERME Interview 6 – Viviane Durand-Guerrier, former president of ERME, May 30, 2023
Video-recordings of all webinars and interviews are published on the YERME youtube channel.
For further information about the webinars or interviews, please contact the organisers, Dorota Lembrér (firstname.lastname@example.org), Luca Lamana (Luca.Lamanna@studen.unibz.it) or Dilan Şahin-Gür (Dilan.Sahin-Guer@math.tu-dortmund.de).
YERME on social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
YERME is present on three social media:
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YERMEMathEd
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/YERME_MathEd
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yerme_mathed/
There is a group of people keeping constant activity on social networks. They are Luca Lamanna (Italy), Dorota Lembrér (Sweden), Dilan Şahin-Gür (Germany), Andrea Maffia (Italy), and Sigal Rotem (Israel). We share news about (Y)ERME activities and conferences, summer schools, open job positions, and so on.