The Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology
The Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology (IPST) is an autonomous agency under the Ministry of Education, responsible for the development and improvement of national curriculum, educational media and tools, standard and quality assessment on science, mathematics and technology education at the basic education level. IPST is also tasked with re-training teachers and students, promoting talents and advising science, mathematics and technology education policy.
IPST works closely with a wide range of stakeholders including government education authorities, teachers, principals, students, community and general public to ensure the comprehensive, efficient and sustainable science learning and teaching, and cultivate the scientific thinking culture in our children. IPST partners and collaborates with regional and international organizations as well as individual science and mathematics educators and professionals in sharing knowledge and best practices to continuously improve Thailand’s science education to world-class standard.
The Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology (IPST) was established on 16th January 1972 by the Announcement of the National Executive Council no. 42 dated 16th January 2515 B.E. The initial funding and technical support came from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with precise objectives to made science curricula more responsive to the needs of the modern economy, increase the effectiveness of the methods of learning and develop training program focused on enhancing skills appropriate to modern methods of teaching and learning. Then by virtue of the Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology Act 2541 B.E. (1998), and amended in 2548 B.E. (2005) (second issue), IPST has become an autonomous entity with the budget support and policy guidance from the Ministry of Education.An autonomous entity with budget support and policy direction from the Ministry of Education.
An autonomous entity with budget support and policy direction from the Ministry of Education.
IPST is a transformational leader in science, mathematics and technology education that supports students to reach their full potential and become literate citizens, skilled professionals and leading scientists.
IPST has been established with the following objectives
To initiate, execute, coordinate and promote the study and research of curricula, teaching and learning techniques and evaluation in sciences, mathematics and technology at all educational levels with focus on basic education.
To promote, coordinate and execute human resources training for teachers, instructors, lecturers, students and university students on the teaching and learning and research of science, mathematics and technology.
To promote, coordinate and execute research, development and preparation of text books, exercises, academic papers, all supplementary materials as well as production of equipment and materials for teaching science, mathematics and technology.
To promote total quality assessment and assurance system development for science, mathematics and technology education.
To develop and promote science, mathematics and technology talents as well as outstanding and talented science, mathematics and technology teachers.
To advise governmental and non-governmental agencies and offices involved in education provision specifically about their authorities and duties relating to science, mathematics and technology education described in above items.
The Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology (IPST)
924 Sukhumvit Road, Phra Khanong Subdistrict, Klong Toei District, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Tel. +66 (0) 2392 4021 ext. 1311, 5412
Fax. +66 (0) 2381 0750
Email: [email protected]