10th International
Conference on
Teaching Statistics
8 – 13 July 2018
Kyoto, Japan
This paper is from Session 7H: Statistical literacy of teachers
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which comes under Topic 7: Statistical literacy in the wider society

Paper 7H1 (Monday 9th, 14:00-15:30)

Statistical literacy, reasoning and thinking in mathematics teachers training




A growing public and political consensus, translated into an increase in fundamentals and curricular changes worldwide, has highlighted the importance of people being statistically literate, valuing their ability to reason and think using evidence-based, trustworthy arguments. These changes have affected a number of educational actors, including mathematics teachers, who have experienced these variations and are faced with the obligation to teach statistics in the school, even though they are self-aware that they are not well prepared to teach statistics or deal with difficulties of their students. Consequently, in this work we identify several recommendations present in the research literature about the aspects where to pay attention to strengthen the initial formation of teachers of mathematics and promote in it literacy, reasoning and statistical thinking.

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