Opening Real Science (ORS) is an Australian Government funded project in which teacher educators, scientists, mathematicians, statisticians and ICT designers are collaborating to develop online modules for implementation in teacher education programs, aimed at building the competence and confidence teachers need to inspire their students. This paper documents the development of a Statistical Literacy module for Primary Teachers (SL-P). The project's approach focusses on real life applications of statistics that students are genuinely interested in, coupled with scaffolding applications of digital technologies. An enquiry-based model supports the design of learning activities, which include appropriate resources to support individual and peer learning. Trials of the module will provide feedback on the effectiveness of the SL-P module in terms of student engagement and development of statistical literacy. The outcomes of the study will provide direction for re-shaping teacher education programs and professional learning to include statistical literacy as a core component.
|Title of host publication||Advances in statistics education: developments, experiences and assessments. Proceedings of the Satellite conference of the International Association for Statistical Education (IASE)|
|Editors||M. Alejandra Sorto|
|Place of Publication||Brazil|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2015|
|Event||IASE 2015 Satellite Conference: Advances in statistics education: developments, experiences, and assessments - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
Duration: 22 Jul 2015 → 24 Jul 2015
|Conference||IASE 2015 Satellite Conference|
|City||Rio de Janeiro|
|Period||22/07/15 → 24/07/15|
Bilgin, A. A., Coady, C., Mulligan, J., Geiger, V., Cavanagh, M., Petocz, P., & Date-Huxtable, E. (2015). Opening real science: statistical literacy for pre-service primary teachers through flexible delivery. In M. A. Sorto (Ed.), Advances in statistics education: developments, experiences and assessments. Proceedings of the Satellite conference of the International Association for Statistical Education (IASE) Brazil: ISI/IASE.