Mathematics Teaching & Learning in Rural Tanzania (23rit013)


Florence Glanfield (University of Alberta)

Joyce Mgombelo (Brock University)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Mathematics Teaching & Learning in Rural Tanzania" workshop in Banff from October 15 to October 22, 2023.

The purpose of the work being proposed for a one-week research team working session at BIRS is to make significant progress on a book manuscript that explores the ways in which a Global Affairs Canada development project was designed to build capacity for mathematics teaching and learning in rural areas in Tanzania. The book outlines the ways in which the project was designed and implemented, and reframes how sustainability of such international development projects can be re-conceptualized in terms of the ways in which participants continue to live and enhance their mathematical, professional, and personal learnings.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).