IASE News September 2011 - ICME Study Group
12th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-12) TSG12
July 8-15, 2012, Coex, Seoul, Korea: http://www.icme12.org/
IASE Announcement of ICME-12 Topic Study Group 12 (TSG12)
Teaching and Learning of Statistics
Call for Papers
Being able to provide sound evidence-based arguments and critically evaluate data-based claims are important skills that all citizens should have. It is not surprising therefore that statistics instruction at all educational levels is gaining more students and drawing more attention than it has in the past. The study of statistics provides students with tools, ideas and dispositions to use in order to react intelligently to information in the world around them. Reflecting this need to improve students’ ability to think statistically, statistical literacy and reasoning are becoming part of the mainstream school and university curriculum in many countries.
As a consequence, statistics education is a growing and exciting field of research and development. Statistics at school level is usually taught in the mathematics classroom in connection with learning probability. Our topic includes probabilistic aspects in learning statistics, whereas research with a specific focus on learning probability is being discussed in TSG11 of ICME-12.
Within this broad domain and across educational levels, TSG12 welcomes presentations on the following topics:
The purpose of TSG12 is to provide a forum for presentations of high-quality studies and discussions on the current state-of-the-art in these themes seen from an international perspective as well as perspectives of different countries and cultures. During the conference, TSG12 will convene for four one-and-a-half hour time slots.
How to Contribute
The final program of TSG12 will be decided by the Organising Team. We plan to include invited talks, selected oral presentations, posters and rigorous discussions around key issues in the study of statistics education.
November 1, 2011: Proposal submission
January 15, 2012: Notification of acceptance
April 10, 2012: Submission of final manuscript
TSG12 Organising Team
TSG12 Website: http://icme12.org/TSG12.brd?shell=none
On this Website, TSG12 participants will be able to submit their papers and presentations, follow the planning process, and eventually access all relevant documents including papers, presentations and the time table for TSG12 sessions.