PME 36 TAIWAN 2012

The International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME) is an autonomous body, governed as provided for in the 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 (ICME3) held in Karlsruhe, Germany in 1976.

The Constitution of PME

The constitution of PME was adopted by the Annual General Meeting on the 17th of August, 1980 and changed by the Annual General Meetings on the 24th of July, 1987, on the 10th of August, 1992, on the 2nd of August, 1994, on the 18th of July, 1997 and on the 14th of July, 2005. We print here only two parts of the constitution. As members it is important that you are aware of your rights. The group has the name “International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education”, abbreviated to PME. The major goals of the Group are:

  • to promote international contact and exchange of scientific information in the field of mathematical education
  • to promote and stimulate interdisciplinary research in the aforesaid area
  • to further a deeper and more correct understanding of the psychological and other aspects of teaching and learning mathematics and the implications thereof

All information concerning PME and its constitution can be found at the PME Website:

Honorary members of PME

Efraim Fischbein (Deceased)
Hans Freudenthal (Deceased)
Joop Van Dormolen (Retired)

International Committee of PME

The International Committees (IC)
President : João Felipe Matos University of Lisbon (Portugal)
Vice President : Tim Rowland The University of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Secretary : Laurie Edwards Saint Mary’s College of California (USA)
Treasurer : Marianna Tzekaki Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece)
Members : Silvia Alatorre Universidad Pedagógica Nacional (Mexico)
  Samuele Antonini University of Pavia (Italy)
Stephen Hegedus University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (USA)
Marj Horne Australian Catholic University (Australia)
Alena Hošpesova University of South Bohemia (Czech Republic)
Guri A. Nortvedt University of Oslo (Norway)
Jeong-Suk Pang Korea National University of Education (Korea)
Núria Planas Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (Spain)
Marcia Pinto Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brazil)
Leonor Santos Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal)
Bettina Dahl Søndergaard Aarhus University (Denmark)
Tai-Yih Tso National Taiwan Normal University (Taiwan)
Stefan Ufer University of Munich (Germany)


PME Administrative Manager

Bettina Roesken
Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum
Fakultaet fuer Mathematik, NA/3/28, Universitaetsstraβe 150, 44780 Bochum, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 234 32-23311
Email: [email protected]