This paper is from Session 1C: Statistics Education: What, how and with whom?
which comes under Topic 1: Statistics education: Looking back, looking forward
Paper 1C1 (Friday 13th, 14:00-15:30)
GAISEing Backward and Forward
- Megan Mocko (University of Florida, United States)
- Michelle Everson (Ohio State University, United States)
In the United States, two reports were endorsed by the American Statistical Association to guide the teaching of introductory statistics at the tertiary level: the GAISE (Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education) College Report (2005) and the GAISE 2016 College Report. This paper will compare and contrast the periods before the first report and between the reports. How have students changed in terms of preparation? How has comfort with technology changed? How have course enrollments and course delivery methods changed? Have the requirements for instructors and resources available to instructors changed? What about the research that informed the reports? The paper will end by GAISEing forward into the future of the introductory statistics course.