Curricular goals: lecturers’ beliefs concerning in-service undergraduate statistics education

Harth, Helen, Jones, Ian and Biza, Irene ORCID: (2016) Curricular goals: lecturers’ beliefs concerning in-service undergraduate statistics education. In: Proceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics. UNSPECIFIED, GBR, pp. 25-30.

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This paper focuses on university lecturers’ planning of undergraduate statistics education. In particular, this study explored aspects of lecturers’ intended curricula such as how lecturers interpret the learning outcomes of statistics courses, their beliefs about specific topics, about teaching approaches and students’ learning of statistics at university. Interview data from interviews with twenty statistical methods lecturers using the repertory grid interviewing technique was used to identify the participants’ curricular goals and beliefs when planning their teaching practices. This data suggested a statistical reasoning curriculum that emphasised ‘basic’ statistical techniques and non-statistical skills, with an emphasis on content rather than intended learning outcomes. This paper discusses implications of the methodological approach and findings.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: statistics education,repertory grid interviewing technique
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education and Lifelong Learning
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Research in Mathematics Education
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Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2017 00:09
Last Modified: 24 May 2023 05:50


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