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This is a session of Topic 7: Statistical literacy in the wider society

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

Statistical literacy requirements for teachers



This session aims at casting light on studies about requirements for teachers related to statistical literacy. To foster statistical literacy in their students, teachers need specific content knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge. Moreover, other variables such as epistemological beliefs, convictions and instruction-related views may play a role when teachers design or frame learning opportunities to develop statistical literacy. As emphasized also in the joint ICMI/IASE study, there is a substantial need for empirical research into such requirements for teachers. To this end, several research interests will be in the scope of this invited session, such as research looking at the impact of teacher variables on the learning process and learning outcomes of students; theoretical approaches that specify requirements for teachers related to statistical literacy; research into the design and evaluation of in-service and pre-service teacher professional development activities.


PaperTitlePresenter / Co-author(s)
7B1Statistical literacy requirements for teachersBrian Beaudrie (United States)
Barbara Boschmans (United States)
Jeffrey Hovermill (United States)
7B2Developing statistical knowledge for teaching of variability through professional developmentHelena Wessels (South Africa)
7B3Teachers’ views related to goals of the statistics classroom – from global to content-specificSebastian Kuntze (Germany)