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This paper is from Session 3D: Teaching heterogeneous groups
which comes under Topic 3: Statistics education at the post-secondary level             Full topic list

(Friday 7th, 14:00-15:30)

Teaching Statistics and Research Methods to heterogeneous groups: The Westminster experience



  • Tina Cartwright
  • Rosemary Snelgar


Teachers of statistics are often faced with the task of teaching their subject to heterogeneous groups of students. At the University of Westminster we are faced with groups of students who are all studying psychology but have very different academic and social backgrounds. To teach statistics and research methods successfully to such heterogeneous groups we have developed teaching and learning strategies to enhance student experience of the course. These strategies encompass curriculum design and student support and include interventions using blended learning, study groups, reflective learning journals and the management of statistics anxiety.