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Activity Number: 117 - Teaching and Displaying Social Statistics
Type: Topic Contributed
Date/Time: Monday, July 29, 2019 : 8:30 AM to 10:20 AM
Sponsor: Section on Statistics and Data Science Education
Abstract #302886 Presentation
Title: Creating a Learning Progression to Support Secondary Mathematics Teachers to Develop a Critical Statistical Literacy
Author(s): Travis Weiland*
Keywords: Statistical Literacy; Critical Literacy; Curriculum

The importance of statistical literacy for citizenship has been acknowledged for decades. However, how to prepare teachers to create learning environments for students to develop statistical literacy has been under investigated considering the importance of statistical literacy. The goal for this talk will be to discuss a learning progression for supporting secondary mathematics teachers in developing their own statistical literacy and how to in turn create environments for their students to develop statistical literacy as well. This work is situated in the philosophical position that the goal of K-12 education is democratic equality, preparing students to be actively engaged and critical citizens in their society and communities. Furthermore, the work draws from a critical statically literacy framework as the type of statistical literacy to be developed by teachers and students. A coherent framework situated in sociopolitical theories of learning along with the notion of generative themes drawing from the critical literacy work of Paulo Freire serve as the basis for framing how people learn.

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