Contemporary technology affords considerable enhancements to the pedagogy of probability. Traditional approaches focused on mathematical presentation of theory, supported by theoretical and numerical exercises. Utilising current electronic media in the form of e-books, available to students on mobile devices such as the iPad, allows probability to be presented and learned in a more active mode, with seamless integration of text, images, video, animations, presentations and self-assessment exercises. Such a format promotes deep learning of the underlying theory and an essential connection to practical application of the ideas. While this is beneficial for all students (and teachers), it is especially so for those who will be future teachers of mathematics and statistics. They not only get access to contemporary learning materials in probability, but they are also exposed to models of teaching from which they can develop their own pedagogical repertoire.
|Title of host publication||Sustainability in statistics education. Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Teaching Statistics (ICOTS9, July, 2014)|
|Editors||K. Makar, B. de Sousa, R. Gould|
|Place of Publication||Voorburg, The Netherlands|
|Publisher||International Statistical Institute|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Event||International Conference on Teaching Statistics (9th : 2014) - Arizona, USA|
Duration: 13 Jul 2014 → 18 Jul 2014
|Conference||International Conference on Teaching Statistics (9th : 2014)|
|Period||13/07/14 → 18/07/14|
Manuguerra, M., & Petocz, P. (2014). Learning and teaching probability in the 21st Century. In K. Makar, B. de Sousa, & R. Gould (Eds.), Sustainability in statistics education. Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Teaching Statistics (ICOTS9, July, 2014) (pp. 1-6). Voorburg, The Netherlands: International Statistical Institute.