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ERIC Number: EJ1162366
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1570-1824
Developing Statistical Knowledge for Teaching during Design-Based Research
Groth, Randall E.
Statistics Education Research Journal, v16 n2 p376-396 Nov 2017
Statistical knowledge for teaching is not precisely equivalent to statistics subject matter knowledge. Teachers must know how to make statistics understandable to others as well as understand the subject matter themselves. This dual demand on teachers calls for the development of viable teacher education models. This paper offers one such model, which relies upon engaging teachers in design-based research. Teachers collaborate with a researcher to design, implement, and analyze instruction to pursue desired statistical learning outcomes for students. The researcher allows teachers enough autonomy to make and learn from mistakes during the process. Unpacking and addressing the mistakes has value as a means of teacher learning. The model and a specific instance of its implementation are described along with reflections on how productive mistakes during design-based research provide opportunities for fostering the development of statistical knowledge for teaching.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: DRL1356001