Annual Report 2014, Porto
- NW 24 had 47 contributions , with no withdrawals, and two contributions were rejected. As in previous years, NW 24 has tried to be as inclusive as possible, and reviewers provided helpful comments for submitting authors to review their contributions.
- The NW24 attendees covered a large range of countries, including Portugal (the host country), Norway, Turkey, Germany, Greece, Spain, Australia, Sweden, Ireland, United Kingdom, USA, etc., which denotes a high international impact of the NW24 not only in Europe, but in the whole World.
- The poster session was more limited: only two presentations were allocated for this ECER edition, and one of them never showed up. This could be a challenge for further work in the coming ECER annual meetings.
- Attendees to the sessions fostered interesting discussions, including topics such as teacher training, use of language and interactions within the mathematics classroom, peer instruction, innovative methods to teach mathematics, etc. The overall quality of the sessions was considered high.
- The average attendance at each session was approximately 20 people. However, it should be stressed that the attendance was much higher in the case of joint sessions, rising to aproxiamtely 30 or 40 people in some sessions. Comparing to previous years, participation in ECER2014 was somehow higher. There were more presentations, although the number of joint sessions was similar to the ones conducted in previous years.
- The network program started with an elicited session devoted to the mathematics education research community in Portugal, the host country. This presentation provided the frame for the subsequent presentations, and was a way to welcome attendees from the local research community. The last session of the network also was facilitated by Portuguese colleagues, giving a sense of "closing" the sessions in the network.