10th International
Conference on
Teaching Statistics
8 – 13 July 2018
Kyoto, Japan
Full topic list
This is a session of Topic 7: Statistical literacy in the wider society

Session 7D (Monday 9th, 16:00-17:30,   Level 2 - Seminar Room 3)

Fostering students‘ knowledge and statistics related affect



Since statistical literacy consists of both cognitive and affective aspects, also the learning of statistics could impact on cognitive and affective variables. This session addresses both aspects of statistical literacy referring to students’ learning of statistics. Paper 1 focuses on the relationships between attitudes and performance of university students. Paper 2 presents a teaching approach designed to improve students’ ability to critically evaluate research papers by focusing on validity threats, including those of the statistical conclusion type. Paper 3 focuses on a teaching approach using the online system Socrative aiming to reduce tertiary students’ anxiety concerning statistics.


PaperTitlePresenter / Co-author(s)
7D1What happens when attitudes toward statistics change (increase vs descrease) during the course?Francesca Chiesi (Italy)
Caterina Primi (Italy)
7D2Metacognitive Scaffolding to Develop Critical Consumers of ResearchRachelle Hackett (United States)
Linda Bol (United States)
7D3The use of Socrative in promoting classroom engagement: a qualitative investigationLaura Tirlea (Australia)
Bradley Elphinstone (Australia)
Minh Huynh (Australia)
Samuel Muir (Australia)