Keynote speakers of ICEm3

The plenary sessions

The plenary sessions are listed below by chronological order. Some presentations can be downloaded.

1.   Jerry Lipka, Dora Andrew, and Evelyn Yanez (USA, Alaska):
A two way process for developing culturally based math: examples from math in a cultural context.

        Open file: word

2.    Indigenous Knowledge Panel
    Willy Alangui (The Philippines, chair)
    Dora Andrew & Evelyn Yanez (USA, Alaska)
    Salinieta Bakalevu (Fiji). Open file: ppt
    Colleen McMurchy-Pilkington (New Zealand)
    Joel Martim (Brazil). Open file: ppt
    Mogege Mosimege (South Africa) Open file: ppt

3.    Mathematical Workshop
    Hariata Adams and Whanau, Ngati Maniapoto (New Zealand): Raranga Harakeke (Flax Weaving).

4.    Symposium in Memory of Claudia Zalslavsky
    Ubiratan D'Ambrosio (Brazil, chair): The Work of Claudia Zaslavsky.       
    Maria Do Carme Domite (Brazil): Indigenous intercultural program of education, elementary teacher undergraduate certification.
        Open file: ppt
    Kay Owens (Australia): International contacts in Ethnomathematics.

        Open file: pdf      Open paper: word     

Lawrence Shirley (USA): Claudia Zaslavsky and my work.

        Open file: word

5.    Mathematical Workshop. Filipe Tohi (Tonga): Lalava (Rope Lashing). 


          6.    Gelsa Knijnik (Brazil): Ethnomathematics and the Brazilian landless movement.

        Open file: pdf

7.    Ubiratan D'Ambrosio (Brazil): The scenario 30 years after.

        Open file: ppt

About the keynote speakers

Plenary 1, 2 and 3

Ubiratan D'Ambrosio 

UbiProfessor Ubiratan D'Ambrosio is Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the State University of Campinas UNICAMP. Currently, Professor of Maths Education and History of Science in the Graduate Programmess of the Pontificial Catholic University of São Paulo. Also, an invited professor and graduate advisor at the Institute of Geosciences and Exacts Sciences of the State University of São Paulo at Rio Claro/UNESP, and of the Faculty of Education of the University of São Paulo/USP.

Gelsa Knijnik
Gelsa Gelsa Knijnik is professor of the Graduate Program on Education of the Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos, Brazil. In the last 15 years she has been working with the Brazilian Landless Movement. Her studies in the field of Ethnomathematics are based on this work, which provides her the possibility of establishing a closer connection between her academic scholarship and her political commitment with the construction of a more just world.

Dora Andrew

Dora Andrew-Ihrke is a well respected educator, teacher, and former bilingual coordinator for the Dillingham City Schools. She has been recognized many times for her excellence in teaching. Most notably, she received the Milken award for teaching in 1990. Now she is a consultant for Math in a Cultural Context, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Jerry Lipka
Jerry Lipka has worked collaboratively in Alaska with community groups, particularly with Yup'ik Eskimos. He is a faculty member at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the Principal Investigator of Math in a Cultural Context.           

Evelyn Yanez
Evelyn Yanez is a well respected educator, teacher, and former bilingual coordinator for Southwest Region Schools. She has worked with Math in a Cultural Context, University of Alaska Fairbanks, since the project's inception. She is currently a regional school board member for Southwest Region schools.

Indigenous Knowledge Panel

Willy Alangui
willyWilly Alangui--is a member of the faculty of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of the College of Science, University of the Philippines Baguio, in Baguio City, Philippines. He is an indigenous person, a Kankanaey-Igorot from the Mountain Province in the Cordillera region. He is currently finishing his PhD studies under Bill Barton of The University of Auckland. His research interests are in mathematics and culture, and population dynamics.

Mogege Mosimege
Mogege Mogege has been working in the Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) Unit of the National Department of Science and Technology in Pretoria, South Africa. He recently joined the Overseas Bilateral Cooperation Unit of the Department. He has worked at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) where he managed the IKS Unit and the University of Limpopo (Turfloop Campus) as Mathematics and Science Education Lecturer. He holds a PhD in Mathematics Education (Ethnomathematics) from the University of the Western Cape.

Salanieta Bakalevu
Dr Salanieta Bakalevu is a Fijian educator and presently lecturer in mathematics education at the University of the South Pacific (USP), Fiji. Obtained my undergraduate degree and teaching qualification from the University of the South Pacific, and Ph.D (Mathematics Education) at the University of Waikato. Taught in secondary schools in Fiji for several years. Has been Curriculum officer at the Curriculum Development Unit, instructional designer at USP's Distance & Flexible Learning Centre, and Head of the Learning Centre at the Fiji Institute of Technology.

Collen McMurchy-Pilkington
Collen Colleen's masters thesis examined Mäori women's mathematical thinking in Marae kitchen. Her doctoral research analysed the policy development process of pangarau the Mäori medium national mathematics curriculum. Colleen works with Mäori primary teacher trainees and at post graduate level.

Joel Martim
JoelJoel Martim is an Indigenous female leader's son: the Guarani leader Jandira Augusto Martim, from the indigenous village Tekoá Ytú. He has professional/cultural functions involving spreading the Guarani and other indigenous cultures, and also as an adult education teacher. He is interested in school education in the indigenous communities

Symposium in honour of Claudia Zaslavsky

Maria do Carmo Domite
MariaMaria do Carmo Domite works in the Faculty of Education, University of São Paulo, where she has had long term interests in ethnomathematics and problem posing. She has been leading a project in mathematics education development with a group of indigenous teachers. She is also known for chairing an interview between Ubiratan D'Ambrosio and Paulo Freire.

Kay Owens
Kay Kay Owens worked in Papua New Guinea for 15 years where she became interested in ethnomathematics in the mid 1970s. She has continued working with PNG colleagues on ethnomathematics, most recently through the Glen Lean Ethnomathematics Centre at the University of Goroka. Kay lectures at Charles Sturt University, Dubbo NSW where there is a large Indigenous population.

Lawrence Shirley
LarryLawrence Shirley is a Prof. of Mathematics and Associate Dean of the Graduate College of Towson University in Maryland USA. He has a special interest in the history of mathematics and ethnomathematics. After Peace Corps service as a mathematics teacher in Sierra Leone, he taught in Nigeria for fifteen years and guided several student projects in the mathematics of Nigerian culture.  He is the past-president of the North American Study Group on Ethnomathematics.

Maori Workshop – Raranga Harakeke

Hariata Adams & Whanau
Ngati Maniapoto

Pacifika Workshop – Lalava

Filipe Tohi
Filipe Filipe Tohi was born in Ngeleia in the Kingdom of Tonga  in 1959.  As a young man he emigrated to New Zealand and trained himself to be an artist, eventually teaching carving and drawing in Taranaki.  Seeking to incorporate his cultural roots in his artistic practice, Tohi returned to Tonga to learn about the ancient art of sennit lashing, called Lalava.  Since then he has become one of New Zealand's top contemporary artists, gathering acclaim for his ability to apply the fundamentals of Tongan culture to minimalist sculpture.