Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/6807
Title: Reasoning about variation: Rethinking theoretical frameworks to inform practice
Contributor(s): Reading, Christine E  (author)orcid ; Reid, Jacqueline  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2010
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/6807
Abstract: There has been an increasing focus in recent years on theoretical frameworks to describe cognitive development of statistical concepts. There is now a need to encourage the use of these frameworks to inform practice in the teaching and learning of statistics. This paper focuses on frameworks that describe the levels of cognitive development of the concept of variation. Recent research proposing theoretical frameworks on, or referring to, reasoning about variation are synthesised. Discussion follows on the use of theoretical frameworks to inform the teaching and learning cycle for statistics courses, especially the design of curriculum, learning activities and assessment tasks.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: ICOTS8: 8th International Conference on Teaching Statistics, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 11th - 16th July, 2010
Conference Details: ICOTS8: 8th International Conference on Teaching Statistics, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 11th - 16th July, 2010
Source of Publication: Data and context in statistical education: Towards an evidence-based society - Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Teaching Statistics (ICOTS8)
Publisher: International Association for Statistical Education (IASE) & International Statistical Institute (ISI)
Place of Publication: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Field of Research (FOR): 130208 Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
130103 Higher Education
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
Other Links: http://www.stat.auckland.ac.nz/~iase/publications/icots8/ICOTS8_8E2_READING.pdf
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