A cooperative teaching approach to introductory statistics


Book: 
Journal of Statistics Education
Authors: 
Rumsey, D. J.
Category: 
Volume: 
6(1)
Pages: 
Online
Year: 
1998
URL: 
http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v6n1/rumsey.html
Abstract: 

Many of today's university undergraduate curricula include two seemingly conflicting themes: (1) increase the quality of teaching to include emphasis on pedagogical elements, such as active learning, in the undergraduate statistics classroom; and (2) cope with a decrease in teaching resources. In this paper, a means by which a department of mathematics or statistics can maintain and increase its standards of teaching excellence in introductory statistics while coping with ever-increasing budgetary pressures is proposed. This process involves promoting what we call cooperative teaching, applying the concepts