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This is a session of Topic 9: An international perspective on Statistics education             Full topic list

(Thursday 6th, 14:00-15:30)

Statistics teaching in Asia


  • Delia North (South Africa)
  • Lionel Pereira-Mendoza (Singapore)


Within Asia there is a large spectrum of educational systems. Some countries have highly developed technology-rich educational structures while others have developing their educational structure for the population in general. The problems faced by statistics educators in different countries vary considerably. However whatever the current state of development of education one thing all the systems have in common is that statistics is a key component. A knowledge of statistics is critical for children and adults to “survive: and participate in the global village”. Statistics Education is one of the core topics in many educational systems, whether it be as a separate topic or integrated in mathematics, science, medicine, etc.

In addressing Statistics Education in Asia this session will provide broad latitude to the presenters. It will allow presenters to focus on either the curriculum or highlighting specific pedagogical issues or developments in a country or countries. Given the diversity within Asia it will not be possible to “cover” all levels or countries. However, this session will attempt to provide those who attend with a snapshot reflecting the diversity of statistics education in Asia.

Though this session colleagues in the statistics education community will have an opportunity to “experience” the breadth and depth of Statistics Education in Asia and, through the exchange of ideas, we can all be better informed and build upon these developments.


PaperTitlePresenter(s) / Author(s)
9C1Curriculum design: to enhance students’ learningLi Jun (China)
Zhao Xiaoping
9C2On demand statistics courses using new technologies in JapanKazunori Yamaguchi (Japan)
Michiko Watanabe