I was given the opportunity to participate at
conversation on professional
norms in mathematics, a workshop (9/20-22, 2019) organized by Emily Riehl.
As a member of a group focusing on teaching and
support rather than research, I hoped to learn and listen.
The hope was more than fulfilled. Below are a few takeaways for me. The following
remarks are personal. I have an exotic job in a job class which is already exotic
and have often ideas which are not common. There is a lot of diversity of thought
even in my own family, at work and among the students we teach. One of the
most important things for me is to tolerate other points of view, to allow for
diversity in all kinds, especially in matters of teaching. What attracts me to pedagogy
is that there are so many different aspects and how teaching can work in many
different ways and how theoretical, ideological and practical considerations can collide.
The workshop has brought together a rather diverse pool of unusual mathematicians, who
not only care about mathematics as a subject itself but more globally about the profession
and even grander things like equity and climate change. |
Eugenia Cheng | Alex Diaz-Lopez | Pamela Harris | Denis Hirschfeldt | Mike Hill | Dagan Karp | Oliver Knill |
David Kung | Izabella Laba | Luis Leyva | Michelle Manes | Adriana Salerno | Francis Su | Aris Winger |