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7th International Conference on the Anthropological Theory of the Didactic (CITAD7)

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From June 19, 2022
to June 23, 2022
Registration deadline 12 / 06 / 2022




The Anthropological Theory of the Didactic (ATD) currently plays a prominent role in international research in didactics. Six international conferences have been organised on this subject so far: Baeza (Spain) in 2005, Uzès (France) in 2007, Sant Hilari Sacalm (Spain) in 2010, Toulouse (France) in 2013, Castro Urdiales (Spain) in 2016 and Grenoble (France) in 2018. Like the preceding ones, this conference brings together researchers interested in the ATD and aims at the following objectives:

    • Establishing an updated overview of the results and progress in the ATD, concerning both basic research and the development of education and teacher training systems;
    • Developing a research programme around the most relevant open problems, either related to difficulties affecting education systems or the development of didactics as a scientific discipline;
    • Identifying and studying the specific problems raised by the extension of the ATD’s conceptual and methodological tools to other fields.

Special remark on the scope and the official language of the conference.

The ATD research programme has been initially developed in the French and Spanish research communities in didactics of mathematics. However, it has now developed internationally and addresses broader didactic phenomena, both as regards the bodies of knowledge considered (such as the life sciences, for example) and the type of institutions through which knowledge disseminates (e.g. museums or communication media of various types). Therefore, we particularly invite researchers in didactics of any field to take part in the conference. Given that researchers in didactics are increasingly fluent English, we call on all participants to write and deliver their communications in this language. Nevertheless, as in previous conferences, oral or poster communications in French or Spanish will be welcomed. Organisers will do their best to make this trilingual organisation an enriching and profitable experience for all participants.

Scientific themes

Axis 1: Development of the foundations, tools and aims of research in the framework of the ATD

The increasing dissemination of the anthropological theory of the didactic raises a major problem in many intertwined questions. One of these questions is the degree of penetration of the ATD into a variety of fields of didactic research, well beyond mathematics (from which it originates), from literature to science through art or information technology. A companion question is, how do researchers use the ATD, and, most importantly, which parts of the ATD do they effectively use? Is the full import of the theory recognised and drawn upon? Are there any misunderstandings about what the ATD can achieve and what it is allegedly not yet prepared to accomplish? And what then should we do about them? A companion question is the compatibility of this enlargement with different ways to understand the object of study of didactics. The need arises to continue with the systematic work of interaction and dialogue between different didactic theories, in order to explain the respective principles; the way these principles affect the aims of mathematical education each theory advocates; and the type of research problems that are privileged.

Axis 2: The Curriculum Problem and the paradigm of questioning the world

This topic concerns the study of the historical transition from the classical paradigm (based on the sequential access to previously established knowledge) to an emerging didactic paradigm in which one ideally starts from a question and tries to work out an answer to that question, without any prejudice regarding the kinds of tools needed to elaborate the answer sought after. In this paradigm of questioning the world, in which the notion of inquiry (of a given question) and of study and research paths (SRP) play a key role, the works of culture do not vanish: they are simply assigned a more authentically functional role, which requires studying a given work—in synergy with other works—with the aim of providing an appropriate answer to a question or set of questions, which correlatively become part and parcel of a “new” curriculum based on the study of questions. Presentations relating to the modelling and critical study, from an ATD viewpoint, of the notion of inquiry-based teaching will be welcomed. Papers tackling the issues raised by the design of purportedly “inquiry-based curricula” will be particularly encouraged.

Axis 3: ATD and the professionalization of the teaching profession

Newcomers to the ATD as a praxeological complex should be reminded that many of its key constituents were forged in the frame of teacher education in an effort to change the “craft of teaching” into a full-fledged profession. The core of this topic is the study of the teaching “semiprofessions” in school, university or vocational school. It is based on two main concepts, firstly that of profession (as distinguished from the notion of “semiprofession”), and secondly, the concept of problems of a profession, which refers to the difficulties one has to deal with when carrying out this profession. The main idea here is that, however “subjective” it may seem to others, any observed “difficulty” must be taken seriously and looked at as a problem to be solved in the framework of the ATD. Papers showing how this can be done will be welcomed, whether they tackle “big issues” or are devoted to the supposed minutiae of teaching practice.


What is questioning the world? Towards an epistemological and curricular break.

Yves Chevallard, Professor Emeritus at Aix-Marseille Université, France


Problematic questions around the didactic paradigms.

Josep Gascón, Professor at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

*Talk in Spanish


The paradidactic: a theory of noospheres.

Koji Otaki, Hokkaido University of Education, Japan



Ignasi Florensa (Escola Universitària Salesiana de Sarrià – Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

Noemí Ruiz Munzón (Tecnocampus – Universitat Pompeu Fabra)



Berta Barquero (Universitat de Barcelona)

Marianna Bosch (Universitat de Barcelona)

Julie Candy (HEP Valais, Switzerland)

Hamid Chaachoua (Université Grenoble Alpes, France)

Francisco Javier García (Universidad de Jaén)

Josep Gascón (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

Ana María Lerma (Universidad de Jaén)

Kristina Markulin (Universitat Ramon Llull)

Alicia Ruiz-Olarría (Universitat Autónoma de Madrid)

Tomas Sierra (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

Susana Vasquez (Universitat de Barcelona)


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Michèle Artaud (Aix-Marseille Université, France)

Berta Barquero (Universitat de Barcelona)

Annie Bessot (Université de Grenoble Alpes, France)

Marilena Bittar (Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul, Brasil)

Catherine Bonnat (Université de Grenoble Alpes, France)

Marianna Bosch (Universitat de Barcelona)

Jean-Pierre Bourgade (Université Toulouse 2 Jean Jaurès – INSPE, France)

Julie Candy (HEP Valais, Switzerland)

Hamid Chaachoua (Université de Grenoble Alpes, France)

Yves Chevallard (Aix-Marseille Université, France)

Gisèle Cirade (Université de Toulouse, France)

Lorena Espinoza (Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Chile)

Ignasi Florensa (Escola Universitària Salesiana de Sarrià –  Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

Francisco Javier García (Universidad de Jaén)

Josep Gascón (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

Thomas Hausberger (Université de Montpellier, France)

Mercedes Hidalgo (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

Britta Jessen (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)

Sebastien Jolivet  (Université de Grenoble Alpes, France)

Danielly Kaspary (Université de Grenoble Alpes, France)

Caroline Ladage (Aix-Marseille Université, France)

Ana Lerma (Universidad de Jaén)

Carolina Llanos (Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Tecnológicas, Argentina)

Yves Matheron  (Aix-Marseille Université, France)

Pedro Nicolás (Universidad de Murcia)

Koji Otaki (Hokkaido University of Education, Japan)

María Rita Otero (Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Tecnológicas, Argentina)

Verónica Parra (Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Tecnológicas, Argentina)

Julia Pilet (Université Paris-Est-Créteil, France)

Avenilde Romo Vazquez ( Cinvestav, México)

Alicia Ruíz Olarría (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

Noemí Ruíz Munzón (Tecnocampus de Mataró, Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

Tomás Ángel Sierra (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

Carl Winsløw (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)

Floriane Wozniak (Université de Toulouse, France)

Contributed talks

Researchers wishing to present an oral communication or a poster please find the details in the following link:

Please note that only onsite participants will be able to present a contribution.

Applications closed


In order to increase the number of young researchers participating in this activity, the CRM announces a call of registration and/or lodging grant for those participants interested in taking part in this activity (the lodging grant includes housing in a shared apartment on campus).

A few grants will also be available for international retired participants.

To apply, please select the relevant option during the registration process and provide the information requested.

  • Application deadline: 6/05/2022
  • Resolutions will be sent by 13/05/2022

List of participants

Name Institution
Pia Tonnesen University of Copenhagen
Reinhard Hochmuth University of Hanover
Sébastien Jolivet University of Geneva
Brigitte Grugeon-Allys University of Paris 13
Saddo Ag Almouloud Universidade Federal da Bahia - Brazil
Heidi Strømskag Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Jany Santos Souza Goulart Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana - UEFS
Nathan Lombard University of Montpellier
Tatsuya Mizoguchi Tottori University
Kristina Markulin Universitat Ramon Llull
Koji Otaki Hokkaido University of Education
JOSE VIEIRA DO NASCIMENTO JUNIOR Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana
Noemí Ruiz Munzón Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Alexandra Samper-Martínez University Pompeu Fabra
Dániel Katona Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics
Thomas Hausberger University of Montpellier
Gaëtan Planchon University of Montpellier
Britta Eyrich Jessen University of Copenhagen
Debora Coimbra Federal University of Uberlândia, Brazil
Maria Rita Otero CONICET
Felippe Percheron Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Edelweis Jose Tavares Barbosa Federal University of Pernambuco
Pedro Vivas Caballero Universidad Francisco de Vitoria
Luiz Marcio SANTOS FARIAS Universidade Federal da Bahia
Ismael Cabero Universitat Jaume I de Castelló
Tobias Espinosa Universidade Federal do Rio Grande
Yukiko Asami-Johansson University of Gävle, Sweden
Camila de Oliveira da Silva Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul
Marilena Bittar Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul
Carl Winsløw University of Copenhagen
Maria-Josep Freixanet Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Jana Peters Leibniz University Hannover
Marianna Bosch Casabò Universitat de Barcelona
Annie BESSOT Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA)
Laura Fernandez Ruano Universitat Ramon Llull
Yves Matheron Aix-Marseille University
Jana Lackova University of Geneva
Verónica Parra Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires (UNCPBA)
Patricia Sureda Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires (UNICEN)
Vegard Topphol Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Ignasi Florensa EUSS - UAB
Julie Jovignot Haute Ecole Pédagogique du Valais
Francisco Javier García García Universidad de Jaén
Mayu Aoki University of Copenhagen
Jelena Plestina
Rongrong Huo University of Copenhagen
Ana Katalenic J. J. Strossmayer University of Osijek, Faculty of Education
Ricardo Benito Federal University of Sergipe
Luca Lamanna Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
Ana María Lerma Fernández Universidad de Jaén
Rodrigo Weber Pereira Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Željka Milin Šipuš University of Zagreb
Toru Hayata Naruto University of Education
Camilla Hellsten Østergaard University of Copenhagen
Aleksandra Cižmešija University of Zagreb
Matija Bašic University of Zagreb
Solomon Tesfamicael Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Berta Barquero Farràs Universitat de Barcelona
Riccardo Minisola University of Turin
Dolores Carrillo Gallego Universidad de Murcia
Monica Martinez-Blasco Universitat Ramon Llull
Judith Báguena Universitat Ramon Llull
Francesc Prior Sanz IQS/ URL
Hamid Chaachoua UGA
Margherita Piroi University of Turin
Michèle Artaud Aix-Marseille University
Jean-Pierre Bourgade Université Toulouse 2 - Jean Jaurès
Pedro Nicolás Universidad de Murcia
Floriane Wozniak université Jean Jaurès Toulouse 2
Clara Errico Sapienza University of Rome
Damjan Klemencic University of Zagreb
Iria Fraga Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Víctor Martínez Junza Escola Universitària Salesiana de Sarrià
VANESSA SERRANO Universitat Ramon Llull
Clement Durringer Paul Sabatier University - Toulouse III
Jordi Cuadros Universitat Ramon Llull
JOSEFA DÓLERA ALMAIDA Universidad de Murcia
Tomás Ángel Sierra Delgado Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Cèsar Molina Pontifical Catholic University of Peru
Yusuke Shinno Hiroshima University
Catarina Lucas Instituto Superior Politécnico Gaya - ISPGAYA
Gisèle Cirade Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès
Christine Chambris CY Cergy Paris Université, Université de Paris, Univ Paris Est Creteil, Univ. Lille, UNIROUEN, LDAR, F-95000Cergy-Pontoise, France
Cintya Gonzales Pontifical Catholic University of Peru
Mercedes Hidalgo-Herrero Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Maëva Ouattou Université Toulouse 2 Jean Jaurès
Djamila MEGHERBI Aix-Marseille University
Montserrat Alsina Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Alexandre Aparecido Federal University of Uberlandia
Viviana Carolina Llanos UNICEN - CONICET
Caroline Ladage Aix-Marseille University
Elsa Puchaczewski Université Toulouse II, France
alicia Ruiz Olarría Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Susana Vásquez Universitat de Barcelona
Josep Gascón Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Luis Cuenca Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja
Alexandra Masó Tecnocampus
Míriam Guadagnini Universidade Federal de Goiás
ADEMIR AVILA Federal University of São Paulo
Karine Bernad University of Montpellier
Federico Olivero Universidad Nacional del Comahue
Salvador Linares Universitat de Girona
Anne-Marie Rinaldi Paul Valéry University
Marlene Alves Dias Instituto Federal do Ceará
Andrea Araya Chacón Universidad de Costa Rica
Francisco Ugarte Guerra Pontifical Catholic University of Peru
Gisela Juberó Silva Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Elvis Bustamante Ramos Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Magaly Ethel Campos Motta Pontifical Catholic University of Peru


Registration fee:

  • 200€ registration*.
  • 30€ online registration.

*includes coffee break.


IF YOUR INSTITUTION COVERS YOUR REGISTRATION FEE: Please note that, in case your institution is paying for the registration via bank transfer, you will have to indicate your institution details and choose “Transfer” as the payment method at the end of the process.


*If the paying institution is the UPF / UB/ UPC / UAB, after registering, please send an email to with your name and the institution internal reference number that we will need to issue the electronic invoice. Please, send us the Project code covering the registration if needed.

Paying by credit card

IF YOU PAY VIA CREDIT CARD but you need to provide the invoice to your institution to be reimbursed, please note that we will also need you to send an email to providing the internal reference number given by your institution and the code of the Project covering the registration (if necessary).





For inquiries about this event please contact the research programs coordinator Ms. Núria Hernández at​​