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

Contributed Paper C275


Professional development programs for statistics teacher: the role of reflection


Difariney González-Gómez (Colombia)
Lucia Zapata-Cardona (Colmbia)


Difariney González-Gómez (Colombia)


This article studies the role of reflection in the growth and transformation of the statistics teachers who participated in a professional development program. Statistics teachers from different school levels participated voluntarily in a professional development program which goal was to design statistics lessons and reflect on their implementation. Information was gathered from different sources to track teachers’ growth about statistics and statistics teaching. Techniques such as autobiographies, journals, ideograms, reflective writing, and interviews were used. Lesson plans and recordings of the meetings complemented the sources of information. The results show that teachers’ participation in the professional development program contributed to the evolution of reflection about statistics and statistics teaching.