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

Contributed Paper C123


Enhancing civic statistical knowledge of secondary preservice teachers for mathematics


Susanne Podworny (Germany)
Daniel Frischemeier (Germany)
Rolf Biehler (Germany)


Susanne Podworny (Germany)


Critical statistical thinking is inevitable to become a concerned citizen and to be an active part of modern society. Teachers themselves have to be well educated in several knowledge domains like content, pedagogy and technology to bring critical statistical thinking into secondary school. We have designed and realized a university course to promote civic statistical knowledge in winter-term 16/17 for future teachers. The focus of the course is on analyzing open data with digital tools and to develop ideas for implementing these topics in mathematics classroom. The second cycle of this course is realized in winter term 17/18. In this paper we will share our experience of the course in 16/17, the lessons learned and we will describe how we have re-designed our course for winterterm 17/18.