This paper is from Session 3I: Practicum learning to teach statistics: perspectives from young staff
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which comes under Topic 3: Learning to teach statistics

(Friday 16th, 11:00-12:30)

How young statistics academics learn to teach statistics




Practicum learning to teach tertiary statistics is a common experience for young statistics academics and plays an important role in the transition from student to inexperienced tutor to confident academic lecturer. We discuss the development of statistics teaching skills and pedagogies through practicum learning in the context of young statistics academics with mathematical statistics backgrounds from a United Kingdom and Australian perspective. Approaches to teaching statistics are described and compared across a variety of introductory to upper-undergraduate statistics courses and for varying student cohorts.