How students experience learning statistics and teaching

Peter Petocz, Anna Reid

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    Students in the same statistics course learn different things, and view the role of the lecturer in different ways. We report on empirical research on students’ conceptions of learning statistics, their expectations of teaching, and the relationship between them. The research is based on interviews, analysed using a qualitative methodology, with statistics students studying for a mathematics degree. Students expressed a range of conceptions of learning in statistics and a
    range of views of their lecturers’ teaching. Looking at what students expect of teachers and their views of their own learning provides an opportunity for teachers to develop teaching practices that challenge students to move towards more integrated conceptions of statistics learning.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationICOTS 6 : proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Teaching Statistics
    Subtitle of host publicationDeveloping a Statistically Literate Society
    EditorsBrian Phillips
    Place of PublicationHawthorn, Victoria
    PublisherInternational Association for Statistics Education
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)0855907827
    Publication statusPublished - 2002
    Event6th International Conference on Teaching Statistics - Cape Town, South Africa
    Duration: 7 Jul 200212 Jul 2002


    Conference6th International Conference on Teaching Statistics
    CityCape Town, South Africa


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