The Teaching Statistics group engages in a combination of research, pedagogy, and classroom training. Members are interested in updating and modernizing curriculum and assessment, pedagogical philosophy and development, best classroom practices, student engagement, and outreach to a diverse community.
Current work includes:
- Redesigning the General Education introductory statistics course to include modern Data Science concepts, active learning, and adaptive material
- Think-aloud interview studies to design more effective assessment questions for identifying introductory level misconceptions, and to understand how students learn statistics
- Building interactive tools for teaching statistics and for students to analyze data, including the Integrated Statistics Learning Environment
- Teaching Statistics mini: pedagogy training and discussion course for PhD students; once a semester covering rotating topics
- Summer Teaching Program for our graduate students – training and support for students working as instructors and teaching assistants over the summer
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