Research in statistics education
Statistics education requires great and on-going commitment, and is vulnerable to stagnation, backsliding, reductionism and a multiplicity of miscellaneous pressures both intentional and inadvertent. Complexities arise because what works in one context, does not necessarily work sustainably in another. The precise differences associated with that contrast are not easily identified, or even are possibly unknowable. In the context of the explosion of published work it is important to describe and examine current research problems, directions for future areas of inquiry, and the use of theoretical models on which our research might be based. The invited sessions cover teaching and learning of both statistics and probability, the role of technology, and potential guidelines for publishing in education research journals.