MSIG 2023 Mathematics Teaching in Engineering Education – EPFL Local event

The 21st SEFI SIG in Mathematics seminar is to be held on 11-14 June 2023 in Finland.

The Propedeutic Center of EPFL is organising a local hub at EPFL, with retransmission of the conference and discussions with local collaborators. 

The reasons for this local event are:

  • Networking: people interested in teaching mathematics in the western part of Switzerland can meet and discuss together;
  • Participating: since the conference is happening during exam period for most swiss universities, it allows for some participants to join the conference without traveling too far;
  • Sustainability: To reduce CO2 emissions, by avoiding having Swiss participants flying to Finland when a local hub works just as well. 

To participate in this event, registration as an online participant of the MSIG2023 is mandatory

 Registration here: (the cost is 30 euros)

In addition, please register to the local hub with this form before June 1st:  

The MSIG EPFL local hub is free of charge. 

More information about the schedule and place of the local hub will follow. 

Contact Simone Deparis or Adélie Garin if you have any questions.

The main topics of the seminar are as follows:
  • Mathematical competencies in practice and didactical research
    • Practice roles of researchers and practitioners and ideas for cooperation
    • Case studies as good examples
    • Situations from practical experience
    • Innovation in Mathematics competencies
    • Theoretical basis and assumptions for competencies development
  • How to assess competencies
    • Good examples
    • Situations from practical experience
    • New means of assessing competencies
  • The goal of teaching
    • “Service Mathematics – Mathematics for the non-specialist”
    • In the education of future engineers: Symbolic language of their disciplines in the education of future engineers
    • General toolbox for solving application problems, or modelling instrument
  • Active learning strategies
    • Visualization as an active learning method
    • Tools to improve Mathematics’ comprehension
    • Dynamic Mathematics as motivation enhancement
    • Playing and learning in and with Mathematics
    • Turning Mathematical concepts into dynamic images
    • Live Mathematics in dynamic images (orbis pictus)
  • Mathematical Engineering and Informatics
    • Applied modelling and simulation
    • Applied Mathematics and Statistics
    • New ideas in Mathematical Engineering and Informatics