Wizardry or pedagogy?: What Is The Driving Force In The Use Of The New Technology In Teaching Statistics


Book: 
Proceedings of the sixth international conference on teaching statistics, Developing a statistically literate society
Authors: 
Nicholson, J., Mulhern, G., & Hunt, N.
Editors: 
Phillips, B.
Category: 
Pages: 
online
Year: 
2002
Publisher: 
International Statistical Institute
Place: 
http://www.stat.auckland.ac.nz/~iase/publications.php?show=1
URL: 
http://www.stat.auckland.ac.nz/~iase/publications/1/2b1_nich.pdf
Abstract: 

The availability of technology opens up opportunities for students to explore larger datasets and to gain experience of the effects of random variation. We have been involved in a development project to produce materials, with a sound pedagogical basis, to support the construction of accurate conceptual understanding of key statistical concepts. This paper presents the range of materials from the project and outline the pedagogical basis for them in light of the question posed in the title.

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