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Teachers' beliefs about statistics education


Pierce, RU and Chick, HL, Teachers' beliefs about statistics education, Teaching Statistics in School Mathematics-Challenges for Teaching and Teacher Education, Springer, C. Batanero, G. Burrill & C. Reading (ed), New York, USA, pp. 151 - 162. ISBN 978-94-007-1130-3 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-94-007-1131-0


Beliefs have long been known to affect teaching and learning. In statistics education, little research has been conducted on the nature of teachers’ beliefs, despite the likely impact these beliefs have on teachers’ activities. This chapter first considers content-focused beliefs about statistics, its relationship with mathematics, and its place in the curriculum, before addressing beliefs associated with teaching and learning statistics. Influences on beliefs and the impact of beliefs on teaching are considered, and suggestions for further research are proposed.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
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:Teacher and instructor development
UTAS Author:Chick, HL (Associate Professor Helen Chick)
ID Code:79133
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2012-08-20
Last Modified:2017-12-14

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