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Teachers’ perceptions of best practice in statistical literacy education


Ian Hay (Australia)


This paper reports on teachers’ perceptions about how to teach students’ statistical literacy effectively. The interview data used in the analysis were collected from high school teachers located in 7 different schools across one Australian state as part of a 3-year longitudinal study investigating students’ development of statistical literacy. The interview transcripts were examined using the software package Leximancer (Smith, 2009). This program read the text and created a concept map of the data. The resulting map supports the notion that students’ engagement with statistical programs and statistical literacy activities are enhanced when there is a focus on the students: doing; using; understanding; and discussing.