"The Effective Teacher Series" covers all aspects of teaching from the theory of education to the teaching of specific subjects. Aware of teachers' needs and the pressures they face, the series takes a reaalistic approach to teaching and to life in the classroom. This book lays the foundation for teachers' responses to the changes which are currently taking place in the way in which statistics is practised. It explores how best to teach those applied skills which are now seen to be a more relevant part of the content of statistics courses. It includes consideration of changes taking place in statistics itself, difficulties which face teachers, research into statistical education, management of project work, assessment of statistical skills and developments in teaching methods. With the recognition that statistics should be a part of the core curriculum, there is now an urgent need for teachers to be trained in both statistical context and appropriate teaching methods. This book provides a useful starting point. The main focus is on how to provide for the needs of the majority of students, namely those who do not intend to become specialist statisticians.
Based on the authors' wide experiences of teaching statistics and statistical computing, and their extensive knowledge of the related literature and research, the book provides a synthesis of ideas on the practicalities of teaching statistics, with a critical overview of relevant research into statistical education. It is aimed at all teachers of statistics, whether in schools, universities, etc. This includes those concerned with teaching specialist statistics courses and those who teach subjects which include statistics ideas. Main text for teachers on in-service and training courses.