Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/7928
Title: Visual representation of the syllabus content about "data"
Contributor(s): Prodromou, Theodosia (author)orcid ; Reading, Christine E (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2010
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/7928
Abstract: Concept maps (cmaps) are graphical tools that illustrate complex networks of interconnections between concepts. These can be used to illustrate the concept connections implicit in teaching syllabus content thus facilitating sense-making and meaningful learning. This paper sheds some light upon pre-service teachers' understanding of the interconnectedness of basic concepts for the topic of "Data" as evidenced in their construction of comprehensive cmaps. The illustrative networks designed by pre-service teachers were analyzed in relation to what connections were made and the quality of statements between connecting links/nodes. The results showed the variety and complexity of the interconnectedness of pre-service teachers' understanding of the concepts. Implications for both teaching and research are provided.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: 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: Voorburg, The Netherlands
Field of Research (FOR): 130105 Primary Education (excl Maori)
130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
HERDC Category Description: E2 Non-Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
Other Links: http://www.stat.auckland.ac.nz/~iase/publications/icots8/ICOTS8_C175_PRODROMOU.pdf
http://icots.net/8/contributed.php?c=175
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