Teaching primary teachers to teach statistical inquiry: The uniqueness of initial experiences

Makar, Katie (2010). Teaching primary teachers to teach statistical inquiry: The uniqueness of initial experiences. In: Chris Reading, Data and context in statistical education: Towards an evidence-based society. 8th International Conference on Teaching Statistics (ICOTS8), Ljubljana, Slovenia, (). 11-16 July 2010.

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Author Makar, Katie
Title of paper Teaching primary teachers to teach statistical inquiry: The uniqueness of initial experiences
Conference name 8th International Conference on Teaching Statistics (ICOTS8)
Conference location Ljubljana, Slovenia
Conference dates 11-16 July 2010
Convener Chris Reading
Proceedings title Data and context in statistical education: Towards an evidence-based society
Place of Publication Slovenia
Publisher International Association for Statistical Education
Publication Year 2010
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 9789077713549
Editor Chris Reading
Total pages 6
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Experience with statistical inquiry has been advocated in statistics education as vital for learners’ understandings of statistical processes. Research has suggested, however, that practices at the school level have focused almost solely on graphs and procedures. While important, these skills do not develop learners’ abilities to cope with the decisions that arise in the face of uncertainties and ambiguities that accompany statistical investigations. A longitudinal study in Australia researched experienced primary teachers’ evolving experiences in teaching statistical inquiry. This paper will report on the uniqueness of teachers’ early experiences in teaching statistical inquiry, an issue that emerged in the first three years of the study. Critical skills that teachers need to develop to teach statistical investigations that are often neglected in teacher professional development are discussed, including implications for research and teacher education.
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