Diagrammatic Reasoning in Higher Education

Name:Diagrammatic Reasoning in Higher Education
Calendar:Conferences & meetings
When:Fri, November 9, 2018 - Sun, November 11, 2018

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A workshop on the teaching of mathematical concepts using diagrammatic reasoning in higher education. Part of the CARMA Special Semester on Mathematical Thinking.

Dates: Friday 9 – Sunday 11 November
Venue: University of Newcastle, X703 NewSpace (City Campus)

This workshop will investigate the potential for diagrammatic reasoning to be used to enhance the teaching of mathematics and abstract concepts across a range of disciplines (of business and economics, physics, engineering, and computer science) at the University of Newcastle. It will investigate the potential of diagrammatic reasoning as a novel pedagogical tool to enhance the learning of diverse student cohorts. Specifically, we will consider how it could afford a way forward for students for whom normal academic languages are a barrier, but who are more naturally pre-disposed towards visual and processual forms of understanding. Relevant diagrams to be considered include ologs and string diagrams, but could also include operads, props, and opetopes, which could be applied to engineering circuits, computational trees and networks, graphical linear algebra, and signal flow graphs.

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For further information, please visit the workshop website.

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