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Since the pandemic began “Love in the Time of Corona” has become a popular meme in mass culture that superficially resonates with a large cohort. While cultural acquisition attests to the transmission of the iconography of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s 1985 Love in the Time of Cholera—only a small percentage of this cohort have actually read Marquez’s t...
We describe the rationale, creation, and activity of a long-term co-constructed voluntary professional development initiative for tertiary educators. This is a Community of Practice (CoP) formed to investigate “thinking” as a topic which may be explicitly taught. The aim of this paper is to share the value of this CoP in one context and insights in...
This chapter describes possible legacies in mathematical culture and education of the work and influence of Jonathan M. Borwein. Three lenses are applied: views expressed by members of the community in a panel session on “Maths, Education, Research and Culture” at the Jonathan M Borwein Commemorative Conference, September 2017; scholarship of schis...
Students and researchers from all fields of mathematics are invited to read and treasure this special Proceedings. A conference was held 25 –29 September 2017 at Noah’s On the Beach, Newcastle, Australia, to commemorate the life and work of Jonathan M. Borwein, a mathematician extraordinaire whose untimely passing in August 2016 was a sorry loss to...
The DEFT (Developing Expertise Fostering Thinking) Project is a Professional Development Project focused on student meta cognition in Mathematics education. DEFT is being co-created and undertaken by a group of university lecturers across diverse institutions and contexts. The “DEFT” Project Joel Black, Naomi Borwein, Florian Breuer, Peter Ellerton, Jo-Ann Larkins, Judy-anne Osborn, Malcolm Roberts