Monday, June 3, 2019 (All day) to Friday, July 26, 2019 (All day)

This intensive research programme focuses on the latest developments of the Anthropological Theory of the Didactic (ATD) and its links with other approaches in Mathematics Education. The programme brings together leading researchers from all over the world to present their works in recent trends and methodologies. The programme has been designed to be interesting for both junior and senior researchers, from graduate students to established scholars. Primary, secondary and tertiary teachers, as well as teacher educators interested in curriculum-related issues and research in didactics are also welcome. The planned activities combine presentations of recent research results, theoretical advances and new methodologies, including participatory sessions to discuss ongoing research.

The programme is structured into four advanced two-week courses on: dialogues between theories, teacher education, the curriculum problem, and university education. Each course includes a first part mainly based on lectures and workshops led by researchers. In the second part, more collaborative activities like seminars, students' presentations and discussion will be organised.

Participants can attend one or several courses, for only the first part of each course (5-6 days) or for the whole course (2 weeks).

Scientific committee
​Berta Barquero Farràs ​Universitat de Barcelona
​Marianna Bosch Casabò ​Universitat Ramon Llull (Coordinator)
​Hamid Chaachoua ​Université de Grenoble
​Yves Chevallard ​Aix-Marseille Université
​Ignasi Florensa Ferrando ​Escola Salesiana de Sarrià, UAB
​Josep Gascón Pérez ​Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
​Britta Jessen ​University of Copenhagen
​Catarina Lucas ​I. Politécnico de Porto
​Pedro Nicolás Zaragoza ​Universidad de Murcia
​Avenilde Romo Vázquez ​CICATA - Instituto Politécnico Nacional de México
​Noemí Ruiz Munzon ​Tecnocampus - Universitat Pompeu Fabra
​Carl Winslow ​University of Copenhagen
​Floriane Wozniak ​Université de Montpellier

Background, aims and perspectives
Research within the ATD originated mainly in France in the 80s and expansed into Latin America and Spain in the 90s, the Catalan group led by J. Gascón and M. Bosch playing a prominent part. Fort the past 20 years, it has had a wide diffusion in the international community, mainly because of the involvement of ATD researchers in the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (ERME) and in activities organized by the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI).

The 2009 Hans Freudenthal medal awarded to Yves Chevallard, the founder of the ATD, enhanced the dissemination of the framework all over the world. Nowadays, beyond the French and Spanish speaking research communities, there is a consolidated group in Denmark led by C. Winslow, and emerging groups in Japan, Germany, Hungary and Croatia. Since 2005, six international conferences have been organised in this research domain so far in Spain and France alternatively, with the participation of about 80 researchers from Europe, America and Asia.

The main objective of the programme is to offer a space of in-depth work to help participants:
- Establish an updated overwiew of the results and progress in the ATD, concerning both basic research and the development of education and teacher training systems.
- Develop a research programme around the most relevant open problems, either related to difficulties affecting education systems or the development of didactics as a scientific discipline.
- Identify and study the specific problems raised by the extension of the ATD's conceptual and methodological tools to other fields and theoretical approaches.

The results of the previous conferences show the need to develop a state of the art survey of the progress made in recent years, to discuss the different research methodologies used and to raise open problems for future research. This work will materialize in publications that will gather the work done during the programme.


Advanced Course 1: Dialogue between Theories in Mathematics Education. (The course will be held in Spanish but slides will be available in English). June 3rd to 14th, 2019.

Advanced Course 2: Mathematics Teacher Education and the Professionalization of Teaching. June 17th to 28th, 2019.

Advanced Course 3: The Curriculum Problem and the Paradigm of Questioning the World, in Mathematics and Beyond. July 1st to 12th, 2019.

Advanced Course 4: Research in Didactics at University Level. July 15th to 26th, 2019.

All the courses consist of two weeks. The lectures and workshops will take place during the first week. During the second week, the working and interacting sessions will be held, including the participants contribution presentations. Registration fees include coffee breaks and lunches during the first week of the courses (with the exception of the advanced course 1, which also includes the coffee break and lunch for one day of the second week).

Further information

For inquiries about the program please send a message to Ms. Alba Tomàs (​.

Centre de Recerca Matemàtica
Campus de Bellaterra, Edifici C
Campus de Bellaterra, Edifici C
08193 Bellaterra Barcelona