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Presentation 2C4. Instructional Models for Teaching Statistics across the Curriculum

Susanne P. Lajoie (Canada)


Presentation Abstract

This paper will describe how an instructional computer-based approach to teaching middle school students statistics has served as a teaching and assessment model across grade levels. The Authentic Statistics Project (Lajoie, Lavigne, Munsie & Wilkie, 1998) mimics a reciprocal teaching approach in that students must produce knowledge as well as critique (Lavigne & Lajoie, 2000) statistical investigations. Students are given assessment benchmarks that they use in determining their own proficiency. The authentic statistics project has now been replicated at the undergraduate level for psychology students in Mexico (Garcia & Lajoie, in prep.). The merits of this approach will be discussed.


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