Improving statistical skills through students’ participation in the development of resources

Biza, Irene and Vande Hey, Eugénie (2015) Improving statistical skills through students’ participation in the development of resources. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 46 (2). pp. 163-186. ISSN 0020-739X

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Abstract

This paper summarizes the evaluation of a project that involved undergraduate mathematics students in the development of teaching and learning resources for statistics modules taught in various departments of a university. This evaluation regards students’ participation in the project and its impact on their learning of statistics, as characterized in terms of statistical reasoning, statistical thinking, and skills for statistical consultancy. The participation of students is evaluated from the viewpoint of communities of practice. The evaluation resulted in a characterization of the benefits of such a project and suggestions for implementations of future projects, and in addition brought to light new theoretical elements both as regards the learning of statistics and as regards communities of practice. In particular, the analysis highlighted contributions of the students involved to resource development practice in the community of university statistics teachers, as well as contributions to students’ learning as a result of participation in this community.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: statistical thinking,statistical reasoning,statistics education,student internship,communities of practice,participation
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education and Lifelong Learning
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2015 21:34
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2020 23:52
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/53533
DOI: 10.1080/0020739X.2014.950707

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