Competency Based Education and Technology in Teaching Statistics
Business Education & Accreditation, v. 7 (1) pp. 77-86, 2015
10 Pages Posted: 8 Feb 2016
Date Written: 2015
This research focuses on proposing answers to crucial questions for improving statistics teaching. There is a perception not yet overcome that statistics is abstract, not useful, rigid, that generates anxiety and negative attitudes especially in management science and socials students. Neumann, Hood and Neumann (2013) provide an overview of recent research on teaching and learning statistics. Makar & Ben-Zvi (2011), Gardfield & Ben-Zvi (2007) and Scheaffer (2001) have suggested teaching approaches that include more real-life data and less theory, more data analysis and intuition-based knowledge building supported on active student participation and suitable technology and software. Research findings on how student learns, competency-based education, teamwork and communications and information technologies provide the platform to device and test new answers. Our study reports results achieved in our university (UANLFACPyA) from an exploratory research. We share these results with all those statistics teachers and instructors in business and industry organizations facing theses challenges.
Keywords: Statistics Education Research, Teamwork, Competency-Based Education, Statistics Software
JEL Classification: A20
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