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This is a session of Topic 10: Innovative collaboration in statistics education

(Monday 14th, 10:55-12:25)

Collaboration among countries



Sustainability in statistics education requires collaboration among statistics educators and researchers from different countries. While common goals and challenges in statistics education are shared by most countries, there are differences in cultural and contextual realities that influence beliefs, attitudes and practices among statistics education researchers and practitioners. Collaboration among countries in both statistics education research and teaching practice is essential in creating a sustainable set of effective practices and in developing enduring values and understandings among various stakeholders in statistics education, regardless of differences in local conditions. Collaboration is also important in providing a balance in meeting the demands for global standards in statistics education and considerations of the local situation, needs and resources available. Various forms of collaboration among different stakeholders in statistics education among countries are well-facilitated with the advances in technological innovations for communication, networking and resource-sharing through the World Wide Web and other electronic means.

This session will present papers which demonstrate innovative collaboration in statistics education among stakeholders from different countries and provide a forum for discussion on the benefits, needs, challenges, future directions of collaboration. Papers that will be presented in this session will include the following:

  • Empirical research that has utilized qualitative, quantitative, or mixed approaches, to establish improvement of statistics education practice and outcomes due to international collaboration
  • Collaborative work that uses primary or secondary data sources on the state of statistics education in various levels of the educational systems.
  • Collaborative investigation among statistics educators from different countries on comparisons and cooperation in providing a global perspective of statistics education and research.
  • Other forms of collaboration among countries by sharing/developing instructional materials to teach statistics such as software, textbooks and others means.


PaperTitlePresenter / Co-author(s)
10C1Statistics and probability curriculum development for future elementary teachers in Chile: collaboration among countriesAlejandra Sorto (United States)
Eugenio Chandía Muñoz (Chile)
José Luis Abreu León (Mexico)
Anita Araneda (Chile)
10C3How the curriculum shapes teachers’ thinking: a comparison of New Zealand and Australian teachers’ thinking about statisticsRosemary Callingham (Australia)
Tim Burgess (New Zealand)
10C4Building strength from compromise: a case study of five year collaboration between the Statistical Services Centre of the University of Reading, UK, and Maseno University, KenyaDavid Stern (Kenya)
Roger Stern (Kenya)
James Musyoka (Kenya)