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302 - Section on Teaching of Statistics in the Health Sciences P.M. Roundtable Discussion (Added Fee)
Type: Roundtables
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 9, 2022 : 12:30 PM to 1:50 PM
Sponsor: Section on Teaching of Statistics in the Health Sciences
Abstract #323311
Title: Innovative Approaches to Teaching Statistics to Millennials and Gen Z
Author(s): Hoang Thanh Nguyen*
Companies: University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Keywords: State-of-the-Art; Gamification; Flipped Classroom; Team learning; Simulation; Non-traditional Method

Millennials and Gen Z spend more time on social media, instant messaging, and online games than previous generations. Traditional approach to teaching statistics has yet to adapt to this new generation of learners. In this roundtable session we discuss and share innovative teaching methods such as gamification, simulation, flipped classroom, and interactive team learning. Gamification uses role playing video game as a teaching tool. Gamers learn statistics as they explore the virtual world and solve problems as they progress through the levels in the game. Simulation is telehealth but for statistics. Students are asked to provide virtual statistical consultation to simulated clients. Flipped classroom does away with lecture during class time. Students are expected to learn the materials before attending class. Class time is spent in discussing and applying the knowledge. With interactive team learning, students are provided resources and assigned a major project. They must work together in teams to educate each other and achieve the project goals. We will discuss these and other innovative approaches that aim for higher level learning in statistics for Millennials and Gen Z.

Authors who are presenting talks have a * after their name.

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