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“Breaking Down Barriers” is the main theme of the fifth international East-West Conference on Mathematics Education. The event is addressed to teachers, academics and students interested in a variety of issues related to education. The goal of the conference is to bring together different approaches to education from different parts of the world.

Languages of the conference: English and Polish.

September 22-23
10.00-14.30 / 9.00-15.00

Overcoming Barriers

The topics of the conference revolve around barriers, such as: the perception of mathematics as a cold and austere subject, barriers between mathematics and the general public, international barriers in science, barriers between different subjects in education, and international barriers in communication. The focus of the conference also includes bringing together different approaches to education from different parts of the world.

The main goal of the conference is to overcome these barriers, through the creation of innovative methods in mathematics education aligned with other subjects, the application of new methodologies from science and art education, and best teaching methods from around the world.

Topics and Participation

Areas of Interest

      • Mathematics as an element of the STEAM block (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics)
      • Math education in relation to the remaining subjects of the STEAM block
      • Psychological aspects of education
      • Creating awareness about the necessity of mathematics
      • Multimedia in education
      • Working with gifted students
      • Individual approach to the education process
      • Distance education
      • Effectiveness of math education

Conference materials will be published in a form of a book with an ISBN number.


The conference is addressed to: teachers interested in innovative approach to educationscientists engaged in various aspects of education students interested in the topic of the conferenceemployers interested in raising the quality of mathematical education of employees-to-be

The speakers and workshop leaders will include representatives from Hungary, Poland, and the United States.

Important Dates

The conference fee is PLN 180 (approx. EUR 43). It covers the cost of coffee breaks and conference materials. Accommodation and meals are not included.

• Conference fee payment deadline – July 30, 2018
• Proposal acceptance notification – July 15, 2018
• Article submission deadline for publication in a specialized issue of Psychological Studies – July 30, 2018


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  • Academic Center for Educational and Social Innovation (AKCES) at the Faculty of Psychology of SWPS University
  • Academic Center for Educational and Social Innovation (AKCES) Foundation

Organizing Committee

  • Katarzyna Pobiega - Chair
  • Edyta Pobiega

Scientific Committee

  • Dr Katarzyna Winkowska-Nowak (SWPS University, Poland) - Chair
  • Professor Andrzej Nowak (University of Warsaw, Poland)
  • Dr Anna Rybak (University of Bialystok, Poland)
  • Dr Robert Skiba (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland)
  • Dr Łukasz Tanaś (SWPS University, Poland)
  • Katarzyna Pobiega (Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland)


SWPS University in Warsaw

Chodakowska 19/31