10th International
Conference on
Teaching Statistics
8 – 13 July 2018
Kyoto, Japan
Full topic list
This is a session of Topic 5: Statistics education in the workplace, government and across disciplines

Session 5B (Tuesday 10th, 11:00-12:30,   Level 3 - Conference Room C)

Statistics education in the workplace (panel)



During one's studies at higher education, very few will truly engage with the statistics module taught and the majority will not revisit these topics after the compulsory statistics exam or dissertation submission. Many, however, will find themselves in need of the knowledge and skills taught in this module, years later, at a professional role. Reading statistics textbooks (often filled with mathematical formulae and confusing statistics terminology) or revisiting university notes can be a dry and daunting task. That is where short statistical courses come alive. They can be attractive to many different types of audiences because they are: short, no long-term commitment, compact; focusing on a given topic with clear learning objectives, practical; can provide essential everyday skills that put theory into practice with immediate effect. Short statistics courses can play a crucial role within the concept of Continuing Professional Development promoted by so many public and private organisations. Enabling professionals to refresh their statistical knowledge and put it into practice is essential in the current era. We present and discuss experiences of colleagues involved in statistics education to adults from the UK, Australia and the USA.

Panel discussion

5B1Marijka Batterham (Australia)                                        
5B2Bethany Bray (United States)                                        
5B3Eirini Koutoumanou (United Kingdom)