Statistics poster competitions: an opportunity to connect academics and teachers

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Dunn, Peter K., Richardson, Alice, Prodromou, Theodosia and Axelsen, Taryn. 2020. "Statistics poster competitions: an opportunity to connect academics and teachers." Statistics Education Research Journal. 19 (1).
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Statistics poster competitions: an opportunity to connect academics and teachers

ERA Journal ID20506
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsDunn, Peter K. (Author), Richardson, Alice (Author), Prodromou, Theodosia (Author) and Axelsen, Taryn (Author)
Journal TitleStatistics Education Research Journal
Journal Citation19 (1)
Number of Pages16
Year2020
Place of PublicationNetherlands
ISSN1570-1824
Web Address (URL)https://iase-web.org/documents/SERJ/SERJ19(1)_Dunn.pdf?1601050253
Abstract

The Australian Statistics Competition (ASC) was a national statistics poster competition that ran from 2006 to 2016. One of the aims of the ASC was to create connections between academics and teachers. In this paper, we report a study that investigated the experience of the organisers of this competition. We administered a written survey and conducted semistructured interviews with the organisers by a semi-structured protocol, with the aim of exploring the experience of the ASC organisers (the academics) in relation to connecting with teachers. We found geographical, intrinsic, organisational and personnel barriers to continuing connections between academics and teachers. We provide a list of recommendations for those involved in, or planning on starting, a similar competition.

Keywordsstatistics education research; collaborations; schools; statistical literacy
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020490599. Statistics not elsewhere classified
390305. Professional education and training
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Byline AffiliationsUniversity of the Sunshine Coast
Australian National University
University of New England
School of Sciences
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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