ProCivicStat supports statistics teaching that enables students to engage with current social issues. We have created:
- CivicStatMap – a database of teaching and learning material to support innovative teaching practices in high schools and universities
- a Call for Action that incorporates Recommendations for Action
- a conceptual framework mapping the skills and knowledge required for understanding civic statistics
- a review of dynamic visualisation tools, open access analysis tools, and relevant sources of data
- publications and academic papers
We believe that students should see the usefulness of statistics in understanding evidence, and should engage with data about important social phenomena, to support their development as active and empowered citizens.
Social phenomena are complex, and democracies need citizens who can explore, understand, and reason about information of a multivariate nature. Most statistics courses fail to teach these skills.
Here is our rationale, and a description of the project:
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. These contents reflect the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.