12th YERME Summer School YESS-12

August 22-27 2022

Linz School of Education
Johannes Kepler University Linz


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YERME summer school (YESS) was first organised in 2002 and has been offered every two years since then. These summer schools contain talks of experienced experts, working groups with young researchers meeting daily for a week, reading each other’s work, and providing feedback to one another under the advisement and guidance of an expert. Beyond this official program, YESS is a great event for getting to know other young researchers in the same area of interest in mathematics education, forming collaborations that could potentially last for years, and getting meaningful, respectful and productive feedback.


  • Seven 45-minutes Lectures given by the invited experts (with 30-minutes additional discussions with the lecturer, prepared by small group discussions); before the Summer School, each expert will circulate (by internet) a summary of his/her talk, pointing out relevant issues to be discussed. In addition, a daily meeting with the plenary speakers will be included in the programme.
  • Nine two-hour sessions in seven parallel Thematic Working Groups. The Thematic Working Groups will meet every day (at least once). They will start from the participants’ papers and will address (amongst others) the following “leading questions”: How to choose research problems and research questions? How to refer to and use existing literature and frame own research? How to position theory in own research? How to construct an appropriate research methodology? How to identify, present and interpret research results? How to disseminate research findings so that they have real impact in schools and society? Specific attention will be paid to each participant’s special needs.
  • One 90-minutes Discussion Group Session. It will be devoted to topics of common interest – possibly including the above “leading questions”.
  • One 90-minutes Informal Discussion Group Session. It will be devoted to issues that are relevant to individual YERME participants’ needs, self-organized by YERME.


The topics for the 2022 Summer School Thematic Working Groups (TWGs) are:

  • TWG 1: Mathematics teacher knowledge, practice, and professional development
  • TWG 2: Teaching and learning mathematics at the primary and pre-school level
  • TWG 3: Teaching and learning mathematics at the secondary level, including the transition between elementary and secondary level
  • TWG 4: Teaching and learning mathematics at the upper secondary and university levels
  • TWG 5: Information technologies in mathematics teaching and learning
  • TWG 6: Proof, proving, problem solving, and modelling in mathematics education
  • TWG 7: Preservice teachers’ training in mathematics

Important dates

October 11, 2021: The First Announcement is sent to all former summer school participants and to all other people on the ERME e-mail list (participants of former CERME conferences). In addition, the First Announcement is published at the ERME and YERME websites.

February 14, 2022: Deadline for application for admission to participate.

March 28, 2022: E-mail notification is sent to all applicants, specifying that they are either invited to join the summer school or that they are included, at this stage, on the waiting list, or that their application is not accepted.

April 21, 2022: Deadline for participants accepted in the first round who seek financial support to send their application.

May 3, 2022: Participants on the waiting list receive final notification regarding their acceptance.

May 18, 2022: Deadline for participants called on the waiting list who seek financial support to send their application.

May 24, 2022: Decision on the financial support.

June 6, 2022: Final registration and conference fee payment deadline for those accepted.

June 13, 2022: Definitive reservation of rooms for participants – no refund possible after this date.

June 13, 2022: Deadline for submitting full papers by participants; immediate dissemination to participants and experts.

June 20, 2022: Official acceptance letters are sent out to all accepted people who have paid the registration fees.

June 30, 2022: Experts’ abstracts are disseminated to participants.

August 22-27, 2022: YESS-12 takes place.

How to apply

Applicants should send their application form including a 250-words abstract describing the aims, theoretical framework, methodology, and status of their scientific work. They should also indicate their preferences about topics (by selecting one ‘first choice’, one ‘second choice’ and one ‘third choice’) in the application form, no later February 14th, 2022. The application form is available on the YESS12 website and at the following link:

The selection of candidates will take into consideration the clarity of the abstract, and at the same time it will aim to achieve a good balance of participants in terms of research experience, diversity of research approach, gender, and country. A necessary condition for the abstract acceptance is that it clearly addresses Mathematics Education. Applications from non-European countries will also be considered.

Applicants will be informed on March 28, 2022, about the decision regarding their application: either that they are invited to join the summer school or that they are included, at this stage, in a waiting list, or that their application is not accepted. Participants who are provisionally accepted should register (including paying the summer school fee) by June 6, 2022, the latest.


International programme committee
Konstantinos Tatsis (Greece, Chair), Viviane Durand-Guerrier (France, Co-chair), Jana Trgalova (France), Andrea Maffia (Italy), Michiel Veldhuis (The Netherlands), Dorota Lembrer (Sweden), Dilan Şahin-Gür (Germany), Zsolt Lavicza (Austria)

Local organising committee
Zsolt Lavicza (Chair), Branko Andjic (Vice Chair), Eva Ulbrich (Vice Chair), Martin Mayerhofer, Johanna Zöchbauer, Shereen ElBedewy, Imam Rahmadi, Ben Haas, Oi Mei Teo, Susanne Thrainer, Pastitta Laksmiwati, Fadhlan Muchlas

Host Institution