This paper is from Session 3G: Developing understanding of statistical concepts: From undergraduate students to pre-service mathematics teachers
which comes under Topic 3: Statistics education at the post-secondary level
Paper 3G3 (Thursday 12th, 16:00-17:30)
Enhancing civic statistical knowledge of secondary preservice teachers for mathematics
- Susanne Podworny (University of Paderborn, Germany)
- Daniel Frischemeier (University of Paderborn, Germany)
- Rolf Biehler (University of Paderborn, Germany)
Critical statistical thinking is inevitable to become a concerned citizen and to be an active part of modern society. Teachers themselves have to be well educated in several knowledge domains like content, pedagogy and technology to bring critical statistical thinking into secondary school. We have designed and realized a university course to promote civic statistical knowledge for future teachers. The focus of the course is on analyzing open data with digital tools and to develop ideas for implementing these topics in mathematics classroom. In this paper we present a best practice example and we will share our experience of the course in 16/17, the lessons learned and we will describe how we have re-designed our course for winter term 17/18.