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This is a session of Topic 2: Statistics education at the school level             Full topic list

(Wednesday 5th, 11:00-12:30)

Developing a curriculum for the meaningful learning of statistics at the school level



This session will focus on the development and use of theoretically based and innovative statistics curricula at any school level. We are looking for new curricula projects from various countries that emphasize students’ meaningful learning and their coherent developments of important statistical ideas.

What are the big ideas that need to be addressed at school? What do we know about students’ cognitive developments across grade levels? What teaching approaches have been successfully used to provoke/motive students’ meaningful learning? These questions have been investigated in the past a few decades. However, the effort in making use of research findings in curriculum development is not sufficient. As such, we encourage that presentations in this session will be focused on the work that is supported by research on the teaching and learning of the statistics, even the work is only in preliminary stages of development or undergoes partial field implementation.

We hope that the discussions generated by the presentations will provide an arena to compare curricular projects in terms of their content, areas of emphasis, use of technology, outcome results, and so on, and to consider principled guidelines for the planning of innovative statistics curriculum.


PaperTitlePresenter(s) / Author(s)
2F1Introducing Statistics at school level in South AfricaDelia North (South Africa)
Temesgen Zewotir (South Africa)
2F2Reasoning with evidence — developing curriculumJames Nicholson (United Kingdom)
James Edward Ridgway (United Kingdom)
Sean McCusker