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

Statistics education: Looking back, looking forward



Papers and sessions are sought for Topic 1 which address aspects of how we got to where we are now, innovations with implications for future practice, and where we are, or should be, heading. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Historical development of some aspects of statistics education, or some aspects of statistics itself (though the latter should include an educational-use perspective) and what this means for the continued evolution of how we think and act statistically
  • Current innovations (e.g., pedagogical/technological/social/ …) and what implications these have going forward
  • Projected or desired futures and strategies for statistics education. Examples include:
    • Data science, big data, data visualisation
    • Enlarging the statistical tent to include complementary areas associated with social science or computer science
    • Developing critical thinking, communication and teamwork in statistical education
    • Ethics and social responsibility in statistics
    • Curricular reform, assessment reform and teaching/learning innovations to drive and respond to the future of statistics education


1ABuilding the capacity of mathematics and science teachers to teach statistics
1BBuilding the capacity of new PhDs and graduate students to teach statistics (panel discussion)
1CStatistics education outreach across the globe
1DBuilding the capacity to teach and understand statistics in emerging economies
1EBuilding capacity in Statistics majors
1FThe importance of attitudes in statistics education: sustaining learning processes and outcomes