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Title: Improving statistical skills through students’ participation in the development of resources
Authors: Biza, Irene
Vande Hey, Eugenie
Keywords: Communities of practice; participation
Statistical reasoning
Statistical thinking
Statistics education
Student internship
Participation
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: © Taylor and Francis Ltd.
Citation: BIZA, I. and VANDE HEY, E., 2015. Improving statistical skills through students’ participation in the development of resources. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 46 (2), pp. 163 - 186.
Abstract: This paper summarizes the evaluation of a project that involved undergraduate mathematics students in the development of teaching and learning resources for statistics modules taught in various departments of a university. This evaluation regards students’ participation in the project and its impact on their learning of statistics, as characterized in terms of statistical reasoning, statistical thinking, and skills for statistical consultancy. The participation of students is evaluated from the viewpoint of communities of practice. The evaluation resulted in a characterization of the benefits of such a project and suggestions for implementations of future projects, and in addition brought to light new theoretical elements both as regards the learning of statistics and as regards communities of practice. In particular, the analysis highlighted contributions of the students involved to resource development practice in the community of university statistics teachers, as well as contributions to students’ learning as a result of participation in this community.
Description: This paper is embargoed until October 2015.
Sponsor: This work was supported by the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Loughborough University, the National HE STEM Programme through the Symbol project and the Higher Education Academy.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1080/0020739X.2014.950707
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/17166
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0020739X.2014.950707
ISSN: 0020-739X
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