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Statistical literacy in a profesional context


Pierce, R and Chick, H and Wander, R, Statistical literacy in a profesional context, Proceedings of the 39th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 13-18 July 2015, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia, pp. 17-24. ISBN 978-1-86295-829-6 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Many adults need to interpret workplace data as part of their employment. Their capacity to do so depends on their statistical literacy levels and their attitudes to statistics. To identify and develop the statistical literacy of adults with limited understanding it is important to know what approaches to professional learning might be effective. This paper presents an overview of an extended project that examined teachers‘ statistical literacy for dealing with student achievement data, and developed professional learning materials to support teachers in areas of identified difficulty. It highlights several issues associated with workplace statistical literacy.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Teacher education and professional development of educators
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Management, resources and leadership
UTAS Author:Chick, H (Associate Professor Helen Chick)
ID Code:102070
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2015-07-27
Last Modified:2017-11-18
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