This is a session of Topic 1: Working cooperatively in Statistics education Full topic list
(Thursday 6th, 16:00-18:00)
Statistics education journals: cooperating not competing (panel discussion)
Until recently individuals interested in statistics education had very limited options for publishing their work. Today there are several journals devoted exclusively to the teaching and learning of statistics. This session will highlight three journals that publish statistics education articles exclusively. Each of the journals has a different focus and intended audience but parts of each journal’s mission overlaps with the missions of the others. Teaching Statistics’ focus is on younger students, up to age 19, and their teachers. The Journal of Statistics Education (JSE) has a broader focus of statistics education at all levels from elementary school to post-graduate, continuing and workplace education. The Statistics Education Research Journal (SERJ) has its focus on scholarly research in statistics education. Although there are clearly overlaps among the missions of these three journals, cooperation rather than competition is the theme. The speakers in this session will describe more fully the mission of the journals and discuss how the journals can further cooperate.