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   (Thursday 6th, 10:30-12:30)

She will be loved: collaborative project work and statistics learning


Margarida César, Edgar Dias



In a knowledge-based society in which quantitative data play a major role, namely in the media, statistical literacy is becoming more and more essential in order to be a critical and active citizen. Although this is usually recognised in literature and in policy documents, statistics learning has not changed much and still needs further evolution in terms of daily practices. Research data underlines the role played by project work and by collaborative work as mediators and facilitators of transitions from students’ previous knowledge and life experiences, and academic knowledge. Interaction and Knowledge is a research project aimed at studying and implementing peer interactions to promote students’ academic achievement. Results illuminate that project work associated to collaborative work is a powerful tool for statistics learning. A critical analysis of some cases also show the challenges associated to this kind of work.