This is a session of Topic 8: Other determinants & developments in Statistics education Full topic list
(Monday 3rd, 16:00-18:00)
History and the teaching of Statistics
AbstractThe history of science shows the difficulties the human mind has to face when trying to conquer the knowledge of reality. Following the historical development of a discipline helps to understand better the concepts on which the discipline relies, its limitations and its concerns. This is particularly true for a subject like statistics which has different roots and perspectives.
The history of how statistics was recognised as a teaching discipline in different countries is also important because it testifies to the value of the discipline in time and in space. On this subject, for many reasons, it is not so easy to circulate information.
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