Opening Real Science: evaluation of an online module on statistical literacy for pre-service primary teachers

Ayse Aysin Bombaci Bilgin*, Elizabeth Date-Huxtable, Carmel Coady, Vincent Geiger, Michael Cavanagh, Joanne Mulligan, Peter Petocz

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    Abstract

    Opening Real Science (ORS) is a three-year government initiative developed as part of the Mathematics and Science Teachers program. It is a collaboration across universities involving teacher educators, scientists, mathematicians, statisticians and educational designers aimed at improving primary and secondary pre-service teachers’ competence and confidence in mathematics and science. The ORS project has developed 25 online learning modules for pre-service teacher programs. Statistical literacy is prioritised. The Statistical Literacy Module for Primary Teachers (SL-P) adopts an inquiry-based approach and uses resources and contexts relevant to their practice. This paper documents the development and evaluation process of SL-P from its conception to implementation, and reviews the initial trials .
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)120-138
    Number of pages19
    JournalStatistics Education Research Journal
    Volume16
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - May 2017

    Keywords

    • statistics education research
    • pre-service primary teachers' education
    • Opening Real Science (ORS)
    • statistical literacy
    • inquiry-based learning

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