Contributed Paper C113
Enhancing Statistical Literacy through Real World Examples: A Collaborative Study
PresenterSashi 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.