Contributed paper list

   (Wednesday 16th, 10:55-12:25)   In session C10C

Observations of implementations of an active learning module in introductory statistics


Nancy McCormick, Jeremy Strayer, Lisa Green, Scott McDaniel, Ginger Holmes Rowell, Natasha Gerstenschlager


Jeremy Strayer (United States)


Middle Tennessee State University’s Modules for Teaching Statistics with Pedagogies using Active Learning (MTStatPAL) project team is developing teaching modules for introductory statistics courses that help faculty create active learning classroom environments. MTStatPAL instructor materials include: 1) a video of an experienced statistics instructor implementing the classroom activity, 2) an online pre- or post-class activity that helps students develop a conceptual understanding of the topic, 3) a teacher activity implementation guide, and 4) a set of pre- and post-activity testing instruments for the assessment of student learning. Observations of implementations of the regression MTStatPAL module were made by persons trained in using the Reformed Teaching Observation Protocol (RTOP) instrument. This paper discusses how the MTStatPAL regression module helped instructors implement instruction that encouraged students make conceptual sense of statistical content.