Sustaining strengths and building capacity in statistics education
This topic emphasizes the main theme of the conference: “Sustainability in statistics education”. Statistics education gains increasing importance in a world beset with oceans of data and ever-increasing need for diverse statistical skills and knowledge from professionals, workers, and citizens alike. Yet, many challenges exist in sustaining or improving the quality of education in statistics and probability in different contexts, both formal and informal. This Topic seeks proposals for conceptual, empirical, and case-based papers and whole sessions that relate to “sustaining strengths” and “building capacities”, ideas with many meanings for the various stakeholders involved in statistics education, e.g., students/learners, teachers, schools and academic institutions, employers, publishers, public agencies, and providers of official statistics.
Proposed papers and sessions in this topic can address, among other things, understanding obstacles or challenges that face different types of learners or teachers (e.g., mathematics or science teachers, new PhDs or graduate students, etc.), and methods or systems for achieving measurable and sustainable results in statistics education in various contexts. Papers may address issues of access, retention and improved knowledge in statistics and probability (e.g., of students, of professionals) beyond entry-level points. Papers may also examine or critically evaluate social processes or organizational factors that affect the place of statistics and of statistics education in curriculum frameworks or in academic systems, and how improvements in this regard can be developed, supported and sustained over time.
|1A||Building the capacity of mathematics and science teachers to teach statistics||Tim Jacobbe (United States)|
|1B||Building the capacity of new PhDs and graduate students to teach statistics (panel discussion)||James Baglin (Australia)|
Jennifer Kaplan (United States)
|1C||Statistics education outreach across the globe||Reija Helenius (Finland)|
Rebecca Nichols (United States)
|1D||Building the capacity to teach and understand statistics in emerging economies||David Stern (Kenya)|
|1E||Building capacity in Statistics majors||Helen MacGillivray (Australia)|
Ian Westbrooke (New Zealand)
|1F||The importance of attitudes in statistics education: sustaining learning processes and outcomes||Marjorie Bond (United States)|
Candace Schau (United States)