A Course on Teaching Statistics at the University Level


Authors: 
Gelman, Andrew
Volume: 
59
Pages: 
4-Jan
Year: 
2005
Publisher: 
The American Statistician
Abstract: 

Teaching is an important part of the jobs of statistics professors and graduate students, but more of us receive little training for teaching in general or statistics teaching in particular. We have developed a course for statistics graduate teaching assistants that combines practice in statistics demonstrations and drills, discussion of teaching strategies, and feedback on classroom teaching. The goal is to get our graduate students to be more comfortable with engaging their students in active learning.