Promoting Understanding of Statistics about Society

IASE Roundtable Conference : Berlin, Germany, 2016

Teaching Statistics in a Data Rich World

IASE 2017 Satellite Conference: Rabat, Morocco, 2017

  • Reconceptualising Statistical Literacy : Jim Ridgway and James Nicholson
  • Design, Realization and Evaluation of a Statistics Course for Preservice Teachers for Primary School in Germany : Susanne Podworny, Daniel Frischemeier and Rolf Biehler
  • Statistics Education in a Post-Truth Era : Jim Ridgway, James Nicholson and David Stern
  • Tools for Visualising Data: A Review : Jim Ridgway, James Nicholson, Pedro Campos and Sónia Teixeira

61st World Statistics Congress

16-21 July 2017, Marrakech

Statistics Education for Social Engagement

  • Design, realization and evaluation of a university course for preservice teachers on developing statistical reasoning and literacy with a focus on civic statistics : Daniel Frischmeier
  • Learning statistics about society: more than acquiring some technical skills : Joachim Engel
  • Pictures and numbers – responding to the challenge of finding authentic ‘futureproof’ data sets and visualisations : Pedro Campos
  • Understanding statistics about society: mapping the knowledge and skills needed to engage with civic statistics : James Nicholson

Academic Papers

Background Reading

Joachim Engel, Iddo Gal, Jim Ridgway (2016) Mathematical Literacy and Citizen Engagement – The Role of Civic Statistics

George Cobb (2015) Mere Renovation is Too Little and Too Late: We Need to Rethink Our Undergraduate Curriculum From the Ground Up

Joachim Engel (2016) Open Data at the Interface of Mathematics and Civics Education: Challenges of the Data Revolution for the Statistics Curriculum

Bernard Madison (2014) How Does One Design or Evaluate a Course in Quantitative Reasoning?

Jim Ridgway (2015) Implications of the Data Revolution for Statistics Education

Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (USA). The 2016 Guidelines are now available, along with the Guidelines from 2005 and 2007

Visualise then conceptualise (pdf), appeared in the Summer 2011 issue of Social Science Teacher (Volume 40, issue 3, pages 8 – 13).