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

Statistics education at the post-secondary level



In today’s information-laden world, the ability to make meaning from data is more important than ever. Consequently we must empower current and future post-secondary students, regardless of discipline, to make meaning from data by using it effectively and ethically. A democratic society is founded on the notion of civic engagement which, nowadays, requires an understanding of many diverse issues including migration, human rights, poverty, health, and politics. Thus all tertiary students need to be equipped with the tools to manage, interrogate, and analyse information from a wide variety of sources.

Important questions for this topic include but are not limited to: How does statistics education at the post-secondary level relate to students’ earlier experiences? How do we best prepare current and future teachers of statistics for the challenges that lie ahead? How do we best prepare tertiary students for today’s world and tomorrow’s world? What are the challenges faced by those teaching statistics at the post-secondary level in developing countries? The papers in this topic will cover the teaching and learning of statistics and probability, including the role of technology and the relationship to data science, at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels in statistics, social sciences, biostatistics, and other disciplines.


3A???Statistics instructors’ content knowledge
3BStatistics instructors’ knowledge of students’ development of fundamental statistics concepts
3CStatistical instructors’ knowledge of assessing students’ learning of statistics
3DStatistics instructors’ use of technology for teaching statistics
3EProfessional development of statistics instructors
3FTheory and practice of statistics: curriculum for statistics teachers