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Teachers' Perceptions of Best Practice in Statistical Literacy Education


Hay, I, Teachers' Perceptions of Best Practice in Statistical Literacy Education, Data and context in statistics education: Towards an evidence-based society, 11-16 July 2010, Ljubljana, Slovenia EJ ISBN 978-90-77713-54-9 (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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This paper reports on teachersí perceptions about how to teach studentsí statistical literacy effectively. The interview data used in the analysis were collected from high school teachers located in 7 different schools across one Australian state as part of a 3-year longitudinal study investigating studentsí development of statistical literacy. The interview transcripts were examined using the software package Leximancer (Smith, 2009). This program read the text and created a concept map of the data. The resulting map supports the notion that studentsí engagement with statistical programs and statistical literacy activities are enhanced when there is a focus on the students: doing; using; understanding; and discussing.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:Teachers' Perceptions of best practice in Statistical Literacy Education
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Pedagogy
UTAS Author:Hay, I (Professor Ian Hay)
ID Code:64885
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2010-09-13
Last Modified:2012-03-21
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