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

Contributed Paper C133


Promoting civic statistics for future mathematics teachers


Achim Schiller (Ludwigsburg University of Education, Germany)
Joachim Engel (Ludwigsburg University of Education, Germany)


Achim 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.