This is a session of Topic 10: An international perspective on statistics education
(Thursday 15th, 14:00-16:00)
International projects that improve statistics education
AbstractThe importance of building an evidence-based society is universal, and consequently the need for increased teaching and learning of statistics knows no boundaries. Through evidence-based decision-making, people everywhere would be better able to solve the world’s problems.
Using a roundtable discussion format, this session will examine the most notable current international programs promoting statistics education and will consider ideas for new programs. A representative from four projects will highlight each project’s goals, methodology and accomplishments:
- International Statistical Literacy Project,
- Educational Ambassador Program, and
- Statistics Study Abroad Program.
- faculty and student exchanges,
- textbook donations, and
- expansion of electronic resources for teaching statistics.
In addition during this session, participants will formulate recommendations to be presented to the international statistics education community through the International Association for Statistical Education and other relevant societies. Participants will also identify how they can contribute personally to enhancing the reach and effectiveness of international statistics education programs, and will commit to taking professional action.
|Presenter(s) / Author(s)
|Developing a statistical learning environment: Japanese CensusAtSchool project
|Kazuhiro Aoyama (Japan)
|The International Statistical Literacy Project
|Pedro Campos (Portugal)
Sharleen Forbes (New Zealand)
Reija Helenius (Finland)
|The ISIbalo project
|Pali Jobo Lehohla (South Africa)
|An international quantitative education initiative and its impact on statistics education
|James Cochran (United States)