Newcomers’ experiences of MERGA 36

Yvette Semler, Michael Cavanagh

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    Abstract

    This paper reports on the experiences of newcomers at the 36th Annual MERGA Conference. The paper applies Wenger’s (1998) social learning theory to explore the kinds of feedback that might assist newcomers. Questionnaire responses to describe the experience of ten newcomers and interview responses from five of the ten are reported. The participants identified the stimulating presentations and being immersed in an environment conducive to rich dialogue as important factors that contributed to a positive experience. The newcomers felt welcomed by the MERGA community and were able to contribute, particularly those who had previous experience in research or at other conferences.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCurriculum in focus
    Subtitle of host publicationresearch guided practice : proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
    EditorsJudy Anderson, Michael Cavanagh, Anne Prescott
    Place of PublicationSydney
    PublisherMERGA
    Pages573-580
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)9781920846275
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    EventAnnual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (37th : 2014) - Sydney
    Duration: 29 Jun 20143 Jul 2014

    Conference

    ConferenceAnnual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (37th : 2014)
    CitySydney
    Period29/06/143/07/14

    Bibliographical note

    Copyright Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Incorporated. Original published at http://www.merga.net.au/node/38?year=2014. Version archived for private and non‐commercial use with the permission of the author/s and according to publisher conditions. For further reproduction rights please contact the publisher at http://www.merga.net.au

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