Launch of 'What do trainee mathematics teachers know about teaching statistics in British secondary schools?'


The launch of the results of research by the RSS Centre for Statistical Education into the extent and form of statistics knowledge and pedagogy in British PGCE Mathematics courses.

This event will look at the evidence gathered from students on mathematical science degrees, NQTs and teacher trainees on PGCE Mathematics courses. How should we teach our teachers to teach Statistics? How can the wider statistical community help to shape policy outcomes that will help to improve the current approach to statistics teacher training? Following the presentations, there will be an opportunity to discuss the issues and influence the focus of future lobbying. Speakers include: Professor Neville Davies and Dr John Marriott, RSSCSE - the co-authors of the report. Discussants include: Neil Sheldon, Chair, Teaching Statistics Trust and Professor Harvey Goldstein, Professor of Social Statistics, University of Bristol and Teaching Statistics Trustee.

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