The CONSTRUIT! project ended on August 31st 2017. The resources that were developed in the course of the project continue to be the subject of further work. The CONSTRUIT 2017 conference in particular stimulated many interesting conversations that we should like to continue when the process of documenting and reporting the outputs of CONSTRUIT! have been completed.
Though there is no formal agenda beyond the three years for which CONSTRUIT! was funded, there is an obligation to maintain relevant resources for an extended period of time. This webpage will be used to keep an informal record of the ongoing activities that have been stimulated by the CONSTRUIT! project.
Events in prospect for the coming year currently include:
- William James, Michael Faraday and Seymour Papert - Radical Empiricism, Construal Making and Computer Modelling -- a Colloquium to be given by Hans-Joachim Petsche, Meurig Beynon and Steve Russ in Potsdam on Saturday 25th November 2017.
- Making Connections: Construals and Causality -- a seminar for the Warwick Leverhulme Bridges Programme, Tuesday December 5th, 2017, University of Warwick -- see here for an abstract.
- A proposed workshop at the British Congress of Mathematics Education 2018 Conference, Warwick, 3-6 April (subsequently cancelled)
Making Construals of Mathematics (Tuesday 3rd April: 16.00-17.30)
Steve Russ and Meurig Beynon
The session introduces a new experiential way of using computers to support learning. It's called 'making construals' and was part of an EU project CONSTRUIT! (2014 - 2017). Participants will explore and modify some simple mathematical construals to develop activities for curriculum topics at KS2, KS3 and Post-16. A laptop running a recent version of Chrome or Firefox will be useful for this. Links to explanatory materials, and the main environment, can be found at: http://go.warwick.ac.uk/em/construit/year4 [go.warwick.ac.uk]. Some of the best learning experiences can arise from students, or teachers, making construals for themselves - where possible collaboratively.
More details of the agendas for these events will be provided via links from this webpage in due course.