Teaching Statistics

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