This is a session of Topic 3: Learning to teach statistics
(Wednesday 14th, 11:00-13:00)
The impact of technology on learning to teach statistics
- Rolf Biehler (Germany)
AbstractTechnology has an impact on learning to teach statistics in the following first sense. Teachers have to be enabled to use technology for supporting their students’ learning of statistics. This requirement has implications for teacher knowledge and teacher competence. We have to analyze the specific pedagogical content knowledge for using technology in statistics education.
In a second sense, technology may be used to enhance teacher education courses. In this session we will not only discuss the use of tools and applets. A broader use of e-learning and online courses that include interactive elements and tool use is one of the foci.
Online courses have to develop a practical approach to the components of teacher knowledge. By that they can also be very good illustrations, materializations and objects of study for theoretical approaches to teacher knowledge.