IGPME

 

The International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (IGPME) is an autonomous body, governed as provided for in its constitution. It is an official subgroup of the International Commission for Mathematical Instruction (ICMI) and came into existence at the Third International Congress on Mathematics Education (ICME-3) held in Karlsruhe, Germany in 1976. The conference in 2021 is the 44th annual meeting of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME 44).

4.1 The Constitution of IGPME

The original constitution of PME was adopted at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 17 August 1980 and changed at the AGM on 24 July 1987, on 10 August 1992, on 2 August 1994, on 18 July 1997, on 14 July 2005, and on 21 July 2012. PME has decided to seek charitable organization status under UK law and the new constitution related to this change has been accepted by the Annual General Meetings in 2018 and 2019. The application has been submitted to the Charity Commission and we hope to have their positive decision before the PME 44 in Thailand.

The objects of PME are to advance the field of mathematics education for the public benefit by:

  • promoting and stimulating research.
  • organizing regular educational conferences around the world.
  • supporting regional workshops around the world in general, and in under-represented regions of the world in particular.
  • collaborating with organizations with similar aims.
  • facilitating cross-disciplinary discussion and the sharing of information and research with an international emphasis.
  • helping scholars from different parts of the world establish collaborative networks to further our collective understanding of how to improve mathematics education in their respective countries.
  • providing grants to help bring scholars from under-represented regions of the world to our annual meeting.
  • disseminating our research for the benefit of improving mathematics education at the classroom, school, district, and national levels.
  • disseminating our research for the benefit of improving students' experiences with mathematics education at the classroom, school, district, and national levels.
  • disseminating our research for the benefit of improving the preparation of mathematics teachers at the university level around the world.
  • providing access to our research publications to the public.

All information concerning PME and its constitution can be found at the PME website: www.igpme.org

4.2 Honorary Members of IGPME

Efraim Fischbein (deceased), Hans Freudenthal (deceased), and Joop Van Dormolen (retired).

4.3 Board of Trustees (International Committee)

Office Person Country / Region
President Markku Hannula Finland
Vice-President Einat Heyd-Metzuyanim Israel
Secretary Judy Anderson Australia
Treasurer Yasmine Abtai Canada
Tracy Helliwell United Kingdom
Policy Richard Barwell Canada
Man Ching Esther Chan Australia
Miguel Ribeiro Brazil
Anika Dreher Germany
Arindam Bose India
Maria Mellone Italy
Jodie Hunter New Zealand
Yiming Cao People‚s Republic of China
Anthony Essien South Africa
Ceneida Fernández Spain
Lovisa Sumpter Sweden
Maitree Inprasitha Thailand

4.4 IGPME Administrative Manager

Birgit Griese
Universität Paderborn
Postal address: Warburger Str. 100
33098 Paderborn, Germany
Tel: +49 5251 60-1839
Email; info@igpme.org.