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Activity Number: 129
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Monday, August 1, 2016 : 8:30 AM to 10:20 AM
Sponsor: Section on Statistical Education
Abstract #321405 View Presentation
Title: Emphasizing Critical Thinking in Introductory Statistics
Author(s): Roger Woodard*
Companies: North Carolina State University
Keywords: critical thinking ; hybrid ; introductory statistics ; statistical thinking

Recent polls have shown that critical thinking skills are a top priority among employers. Many universities including N.C. State are starting programs to help students develop these skills. ST311 is an introductory statistics course at N.C. State. The majority of the sections of ST311 are taught in a hybrid format in which two hours per week of content online and the students meet face-to-face with an instructor for one hour per week. We have used the hybrid format to emphasize the critical thinking skills. Students learn basic facts and concepts during the online component of the course. During the face-to-face session of the class we spend time on how to answer critical thinking questions. During this presentation we will discuss the structure of the course and present example questions and a rubric we use to help student emphasize critical thinking.

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