[Numeracy 341] Re: Guest Presenters

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George Demetrion gdemetrion at msn.com
Thu May 6 07:32:54 EDT 2010

Hi Denney,

I would like to participate in a substantial on theoretical perspectives on math pedagogy and how they play out in various adult education contexts.

I think there's room for careful work here, that includes but goes beyond the constructivist model that is pervasive in many quarters. What I'm getting at is how diverse philosophical and psychological perspectives are embedded in various tacit assumptions that get played out at the direct level of practice and how a more richly embodied practice, in turn, can become embodied through finer tuned appropriations of a broader range of theoretical perspectives.


George Demetrion

The Comprehensive Adult Educator


Date: Thu, 6 May 2010 06:04:52 -0500
From: denneyb at cowley.edu
To: numeracy at nifl.gov
Subject: [Numeracy 340] Guest Presenters

Dear Colleagues:

I am in the process of identifying a panel of guests that would enrich the discussion on the Math and Numeracy List. However, I would like to hear from you first on the type of information you would like me to focus this panel on. Therefore, if you would please take a few minutes to respond to the following questions.

1. Have you attended a conference or training on Adult Numeracy &/or Mathematics and felt empowered by what the presenter said? If so, what conference or training did you attend? And what was the presenter’s name?
2. Is there a particular area of Adult Numeracy &/or Mathematics that you would be interested in hearing the perspectives from a guest or an expert in that area?
3. What topics would you like to see a richer discussion on?
4. What areas of Numeracy &/or Math do you feel you are deficient in? Or what areas of Numeracy &/or Math do you feel you are passionate about?

I appreciate your responses to some or all of these questions. Your answers will assist me to find a panel of guests to meet your needs. Feel free to respond to the post or email me directly at denneyb at cowley.edu. Thank you in advance.


Brooke Denney, Moderator
Math and Numeracy Discussion List
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