Session Types

  • 2019 Research Conference Session Types

    Research Symposium

    (75 minute session, including 30 minutes for participant discussion)

    Research symposia can be presented in three different formats:

    • Complementary or Contrasting Perspectives: Several presentations focusing on the same problem from complementary or contrasting perspectives or research paradigms. Speakers should be chosen to reflect diverse points of view. The presenters should exchange summaries and materials from their presentations in advance so that differences and similarities can be stressed.
    • Research Program: Several presentations from a connected set of studies arising from a single program of research. Speakers may choose to select a discussant to respond to or synthesize their presentations.
    • Major Theme: One substantive presentation on a major theme with two or three prepared critiques/responses. The primary presentation should report on a program of research or a particular view of a research issue, but not a single research study.

    Discussion Session

    (75 minute session, including at least 45 minutes for participant engagement)

    Discussion sessions are designed to allow for sustained interactions for both participants and organizers around a research topic. This type of session is intended for speakers to get early feedback on their research, facilitate a conversation around critical issues in mathematics education, or begin to frame new research directions.

    This discussion session may focus on:

    • Connections to Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All
    • A research instrument or tool
    • Project data
    • Theoretical, conceptual, and methodological efforts; or
    • Emerging research areas that foster new research collaborations

    Sessions should include a description of the conceptual or theoretical perspective and the educational or scientific importance of the work. The proposal should describe how the presenters will organize the session in order to facilitate discussion.

    Research Report Session

    (30 minute paper presentation with 5 minutes of questions.)

    Submissions are for individual Research Reports. Proposals should include conceptual or theoretical perspectives, the research question(s) and designs, data collection techniques and analyses, and summaries of findings.

    The Research Reports will occur either in small rooms or a round table setting. Participants will have the opportunity to hear two paper presentations during the organized time. 

    Authors are required to upload formal papers one month prior to the conference. Accepted papers should include a description of the conceptual or theoretical perspective, the research question(s) and design, data collection techniques and analyses, and a summary of findings. 2019 RC Paper Cover Page should be completed, placed at the front of your paper. It assigns copyright to you. Please save your paper as a PDF and upload the PDF file.

    Poster Session

    (60 minutes)

    Poster sessions are designed to encourage the exchange of ideas. They combine the visual display of materials with the opportunity for informal discussion. The available space for posting is 4' x 6'. Poster sessions reporting on research in progress with some preliminary findings are particularly encouraged. Presenters need to be present with their posters at the time listed in the program. Posters should include a description of the conceptual or theoretical perspective, the research question(s) and design, data collection techniques and analyses, and a summary of findings.