Contributed Paper C133
Promoting civic statistics for future mathematics teachers
AuthorsAchim Schiller (Germany)
Joachim Engel (Germany)
PresenterAchim Schiller (Germany)
To appreciate the value of data-based arguments in the socio-economic domain educators face the challenge to teach statistical and critical-thinking skills needed to understand and evaluate information from the media involving multivariate data.We developed a course for future mathematics teacher focusing on statistics about society. In this presentation we report about the concept and evaluation of the module “critical questioning of data-based statements”. This module is about reflecting the content of data-based statements, the typical chronology of producing, communicating, and consuming data-based information assessing relevant information about data-based statements for a suitable, informed, and evidence-based interpretation. We designed a specifically designed questionnaire inquiring about statistical literacy skills, attitudes towards statistics and open questions about important issues related to critical questioning of data-based statements.