Studying The Median: A Framework To Analyse Instructional Processes In Statistics Education


Book: 
Proceedings of the sixth international conference on teaching statistics, Developing a statistically literate society
Authors: 
Godino, J. D.
Editors: 
Phillips, B.
Category: 
Pages: 
Online
Year: 
2002
Publisher: 
International Statistical Institute
URL: 
http://www.stat.auckland.ac.nz/~iase/publications/1/6b1_godi.pdf
Abstract: 

In this paper we describe the main ideas in a theoretical model that was developed for mathematics education research and is also applicable to statistics education. This model takes into account the three basic dimensions of teaching and learning processes: epistemic dimension (concerning the nature of statistical knowledge), cognitive dimension (concerning subjective knowledge) and instructional dimension (related to interaction patterns between the teacher and the students in the classroom). These theoretical notions are justified and applied to analyse a teaching process for the median in the introductory training of teachers.

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