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Activity Number: 344
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 : 10:30 AM to 12:20 PM
Sponsor: Section on Statistical Education
Abstract #324682
Title: A Collaboration with Four-Year Institution and Community College Faculty to Engage Students in Learning Statistics
Author(s): Ginger Rowell* and Lisa Green and Nancy McCormick and Scott McDaniel and Jeremy Strayer and Marilee Gorta and Lori Giles and James Smith and Michael Darrell
Companies: Middle Tennessee State University and Middle Tennessee State University and Middle Tennessee State University and Middle Tennessee State University and Middle Tennessee State University and Columbia State Community College and Columbia State Community College and Columbia State Community College and Columbia State Community College
Keywords: statistics education ; active learning ; collaborations ; two-year institutions
Abstract:

The Modules for Teaching Statistics with Pedagogy using Active Learning (MTStatPAL) project team has designed learning materials for actively engaging students in learning introductory statistics. They have also developed corresponding instructor materials with built-in professional development components to aide instructors new to teaching with active learning materials. These materials were tested at their own four-year university and now have transformed their introductory statistics course. To determine if the materials and instructional approaches were appropriate for students and instructors at two-year institutions, the project team developed a collaboration with faculty teaching introductory statistics at a two-year institution in their region. This pilot study revealed that the materials were appropriate for this student population. Furthermore, it also revealed the power of the partnership between the faculty participants at these two institutions. This presentation reports on the experiences of the faculty members involved in this collaboration and the strengths and weaknesses of the collaboration and professional development.


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