Is more statistics good for everyone? Cardi ff Q-Step FE/Schools Initiative

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Wednesday 23 November 2016, 02:00pm - 03:00pm

Location PSQ C1, Plymouth University

Speaker: Rhys Jones (Cardiff University)

Title: Is more statistics good for everyone? Cardiff Q-Step FE/Schools Initiative


There has been an overwhelmingly positive response to the FE/School engagement work, linked to developing and promoting context rich statistical courses, across England and Wales. These courses, primarily aimed at year 12 and 13 students, are focussed on the development of a new subject area called social analytics (the scientic investigation of social processes using statistical techniques and analysis). Individuals attending this sessions will gain practical insights into the innovative partnerships developed between universities, exam boards and schools/ FE colleges. An exemplication of the collaborative benefits will also be explored. The session will also focus on the pedagogical basis of the qualications being created, the interdisciplinary nature and skills centred approach that has been adopted, and the educational impacts in terms of student attainment and achievement in other subject areas. The case will be made that developing students critical thinking and conceptual understanding of statistics, can have positive impacts on many other subject areas. These positive impacts include attitudes towards mathematics and statistics, as well as educational achievement.

This seminar is a GetStats event.

Organiser Name Luciana Dalla Valle

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