Discussion Groups (DG)

A Discussion Group is designed to gather Congress participants who are interested in discussing, in a genuinely interactive way, certain challenging, controversial or emerging issues and dilemmas of interest to an international or regional audience. The focus of a Discussion Group should be distinct from the subjects covered in the Topic Study Groups (TSG).

Any registered participant of ICME-14 can initiate a Discussion Group if he/she wants to. After forming an organizing team together with participants sharing same interests, he/she can submit a proposal for the activity. A proposal should include:

   The team leader(s) and team members

   Description of the background and expertise of the team leader(s)

   Detailed description of the topic theme including anticipated aims and a rationale for the topic

   Key questions and issues for the Discussion Group or the Workshop to consider

   A precise description of the anticipated structure.

· For Discussion Groups: a description of how the time will be used to manage the discussion during the two sessions, taking into account that there will be no oral presentations in a Discussion Group except brief introductions by the organizers of the group to provide the background and framework for the discussion.

Templates for proposal must be used and are available on the official website (homepage—downloads—template for proposal of Discussion Group).

       Due to the limitation of facilities, the total numbers of Discussion Groups  will be controlled by the organizer.


Timeline for submission of Discussion Groups

Before Nov 30th, 2019

Submission of Proposals

Dec 31st, 2019

Notification of acceptance

Mar 31st, 2020

Submission of final versions of the programme

ICME14 has been postponed due to the global pandemic. New proposals for Discussion Group or revisions on existing proposals are welcome.  The deadline of submission or revision of such a proposal is September 30th, 2020.

Please send the proposals and final version of the programmes for Discussion Group to


The List of Themes and Groups (Updated on May 12, 2021)

DG1. Computational and Algorithmic Thinking, Programming and Coding in the School Mathematics Curriculum: Sharing Ideas and Implications for Practice

DG1 Description.pdf

DG2. Discussion Group on Mathematics Houses and Mathematics Museums throughout the World 

DG2 Description.pdf

DG3. Revisiting Shulman’s Notion of Pedagogical Reasoning: Looking Back and Looking forward

DG3 Description.pdf

DG4. Roles for Mathematicians in Math Education

DG4 Description.pdf

DG5. 70 Years' Development of Mathematics Textbooks in Primary and Secondary Schools in China

DG5 Description.pdf

DG6. Variations and Series of Tasks, Crossing the Approaches

DG6 Description.pdf

DG7. The Future of Mathematics Education Research: Discussion of an International Survey

DG7 Description.pdf

DG8. Developing Teachers’ Professional Competence and Improving Their Teaching Practice through Cross-cultural Programmes

DG8 Description.pdf

DG9. Non-University Tertiary Mathematics Education: An Emerging Field of Inquiry

DG9 Description.pdf

DG10. Teaching and Learning Linear Algebra

DG10 Description.pdf

DG11. How Do Movements of Bodies and Artifacts Emerge in Mathematics Education?

DG11 Description.pdf

DG12. Driving Forces behind School Mathematics Curriculum Change in Asia

DG12 Description.pdf

DG13. Discussion Group: Capacity and Network Project Sustainablity and Future Directions

DG13 Description.pdf

DG14. Challenges and Promises of Mathematics Education in Emerging Communities

DG14 Description.pdf

DG15. Mathematics Education and Teacher Professional Development System in Jiangsu Province

DG15 Description.pdf