10th International
Conference on
Teaching Statistics
8 – 13 July 2018
Kyoto, Japan
Contributed paper list

Contributed Paper C113

In session C8C  (Wednesday 11th, 11:00–12:30,   Level 2E - Room 1)

Enhancing Statistical Literacy through Real World Examples: A Collaborative Study


Sashi Sharma (New Zealand)


There is a considerable and rich literature on how to develop students’ statistical thinking. However, there has been less attention paid to the development of students’ statistical literacy in the statistics classroom. This paper attempts to fill this gap. It describes some pedagogical strategies and rich learning activities from a collaborative research conducted at one school. The research team capitalised on each other’s skills and experiences and expert roles were taken at different times. The final section draws some conclusions for teaching and further inquiry.