Lecture series features topics in mathematics and science

“Alternative Forms of Knowledge Construction in Mathematics and Science” is an annual lecture series featuring guest speakers who examine forms of mathematical and scientific practice in a variety of cultural settings.

In this, the sixth year of the series, three speakers are scheduled for evening presentations in May and June:

Dr. Greg Cajete from the University of New Mexico
Creating sustainable indigenous community in a 21st century world
6:30pm Thursday, May 19, 2011
Cascade Room, Smith Memorial Student Union
Portland State University

Maisie Gholson from University of Illinois, Chicago
Your knowledge ain’t like mine: Embracing sociocultural approaches to mathematics learning
7pm Thursday, May 26, 2011
Auditorium, Moriarty Arts and Humanities Building
Portland Community College Cascade Campus

Dr. Lionel Lacroix from Brock University, Canada
Mathematics activity in workplace training: A researcher’s view from the back of the classroom
6:30pm Thursday, June 2, 2011
Browsing Lounge, Smith Memorial Student Union
Portland State University

All lectures in the series are free and open to the public.

Previously archived lectures in the series are available to view at: www.media.pdx.edu/dlcmedia/events/AFK

The series is sponsored by PSU Diversity Action Council, PSU Graduate School of Education, Portland Community College, and PSU Indigenous Nations Studies (previously Native American Studies). Special thanks to Swapna Mukhopadhyay, PSU Professor and organizer since the event’s inception, and Ann Sitomer, Portland Community College for this year’s event.

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